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  • ParkPass Automates Access Control, Payments and Entertainment

    Montreal-based NFC solutions company Connect&GO is marketing a system for parks and festivals that offers an à la carte solution featuring a single cloud-based platform to allow attendees to access the site, purchase snacks, or use games and photo booths.

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    Smartrac expands NFC portfolio for challenging applications ••• Arm acquires Stream Technologies, releases IoT device-management platform ••• Stanley Healthcare, Extronics forge multi-year partnership agreement ••• STMicroelectronics unveils IoT firmware-development tool ••• IoT software provider People Power achieves GDPR compliance ••• Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust deploys asset-tracking technology from Idox Health ••• Techstars, BHS announce mentorship-driven IoT accelerator for Europe.

  • NFC Payment Solution Links NXP Technology With Visa, Mastercard

    The technology company has joined the two finance firms to offer a single service for device manufacturers to provide contactless payment functions in their products, ranging from wristbands and jewelry to mobile devices.

  • RFID Enables Use of Non-synthetic Cleaner by Tracking Expirations

    The Annihilyzer solution, from Paradigm Convergence Technologies, leverages hydrochlorous acid to kill germs without toxins, while RFID tracks its 30-day shelf life to ensure it's being used properly.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Wade Garcia & Associates, InCom enter licensing agreement for RFID attendance-taking system ••• iDTRONIC releases new handheld RFID computer ••• STMicroelectronics' NFC technology powers new TCL communication smartphone ••• Balluff magnetic mount simplifies RFID integration ••• Electric Imp intros cellular IoT service ••• Quuppa to host partner event for indoor location services.

  • Spotify Playlists Link to NFC Jukebox

    Jooki, a speaker system designed for small children, is now enabled to stream playlists from a user's Spotify Premium account; each playlist is linked to the Jooki "star" figurine or token, with a built-in tag transmitting to a reader in the speaker.

  • RFID Solution to Prevent Terrorism on Flights

    Gate Gourmet Peru has launched a hybrid UHF and NFC system from Radical Solutions which ensures that all food-preparation knives, each with an affixed RFID tag, are detected in a locked cabinet, and that any removal and return of those knives is automatically identified and tracked by time, date and personnel ID, as well as by video.

  • RFID Technology Tracks Conditions Under the Big Top

    One Cirque du Soleil troupe has begun using a wireless solution from Blulog to ensure that temperature and humidity levels are comfortable and healthy for aerialists wherever they perform. Blulog has also released a new, low-cost version of its NFC data loggers for a very different industry—food cold supply chains.

  • Garmin Releasing Its Second NFC-enabled Garmin Pay Product

    The technology in the company's vivoactive 3 and Forerunner 645 Music watches consists of NXP Semiconductors' Secure Element and Loader Service for secure NFC-enabled transactions and integration to bank service companies.

  • MeReal Biometrics Combines Biometrics and NFC Technologies for New Card Solution

    The company, based in France and Hong Kong, is selling an ID card for the hospitality industry that leverages Near Field Communication, as well as biometrics and acoustic signals, to vary the level of security for access control, payments and VIP services.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Janam Technologies releases rugged smartphone with RFID, NFC capabilities ••• Quuppa launches tag module for indoor positioning ••• Cypress Semiconductor offers software suite to accelerate IoT product designs ••• CenTrak intros hybrid ultrasound-Gen2IR IoT location and sensing solution ••• Sonitor Technologies announces ultrasound-based indoor positioning platform for smartphones, mobile devices ••• Silicon Labs provides battery-operated Wi-Fi devices for Internet of Things ••• Avery Dennison RBIS to offer panel discussion on brand protection, connected products.

  • Proposed GS1 Specification Would Link Bar-Code, QR-Code, NFC and RFID Data

    The organization's working group is planning a summer release of its new spec, while EVRYTHNG, a software company co-chairing the group, is selling its own platform to manage data about a product in a single location, whether accessed via NFC, RFID or bar-code technology.

  • RFID News Roundup

    B.O.S. Better Online Solutions' RFID and Mobile Division receives order for retail self-scanning project ••• Comprion launches NFC testing and troubleshooting system ••• Scania evaluates H&D Wireless RTLS solution for indoor positioning ••• SML sponsors Auburn University RFID Center, joins Board of Advisors ••• MetraLabs, Qopius collaborate on retail vision robot ••• Frost & Sullivan report cites high-revenue RF test and measurement areas.

  • Small Murata IoT Component Links BLE, NFC

    The company's fingernail-sized MBN52832 module can collect sensor data and forward it wirelessly via BLE or NFC, enabling IoT applications with very small controls in lighting, health care, agriculture or other vertical markets.

  • Small Children Jam to NFC-Enabled Jukebox

    The Jooki, from MuuseLabs, is intended to allow children to listen to their favorite music, without the added distractions of a smartphone or tablet, by placing an NFC-tagged figurine on a speaker equipped with a reader and a Wi-Fi connection.

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