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Spectrometer Sensor Chips Offer Potential for Light Sensing With RFID

Ams has released a light and near-IR sensor-on-chip that enables companies to build light-sensing products that can be used as mobile devices, or be built into a permanent sensing network; the two SoCs are expected, in some cases, to be used with RFID to link the identity of a product or location with a sensor reading.

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NFC Helps Charity With Fundraising Event

Tipping Point received more than $7 million in donations within half an hour.

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NFC Gets in the Ring at UFC Fan Village

This past summer, Ottawa's Ultimate Fighting Championship Fan Village found that participants using NFC-enabled technology from XOLUTION had higher game participation rates, and also shared event-based information via social networks about 5,000 times.

NFC Editor's Notes

Big RFID Deployments and Better RFID Products

Entries for the 2015 RFID Journal Awards were outstanding, indicating that the RFID industry is maturing rapidly.

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NFC Hype, the Future of Bluetooth Beacons and Ultracode 2-D Color Bar Codes

At the fall meeting of AIM's German branch, members debated the current and future state of auto-ID technology.

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    • NFC-enabled e-Ticketing in Public Transport: Clearing the Route to Interoperability
      Published January 2017
      The NFC Forum's Transport Special Interest Group explains how the growing global use of smartphones and other mobile devices offers an opportunity for the public transport industry to better serve customers and manage increasing demand, by ensuring that the millions of contactless readers and billions of smart cards deployed by public transport operators work seamlessly with the millions of NFC-enabled devices in the marketplace. (14 pages)
    • What’s the Difference Between RFID and NFC?
      Published December 2016
      Radio frequency identification and Near Field Communication are two closely related global wireless communication technologies used for a variety of applications, including access control, asset tracking and contactless payments. Both RFID and NFC technologies provide one-way communication and the ability to communicate without a direct line of sight. Jadak explains the significant differences between the two. (2 pages)
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