- MagicBands Bring Convenience, New Services to Walt Disney World
Visitors use the RFID wristbands to access the parks, rides, hotel rooms, and other attractions and services.
- Osheaga Music Festival to Include New NFC-enabled Features
The three-day event will better enable guests to share their experiences via social networks, as well as allow the festival to gather information about its attendees and what they like.
- PDC Markets Smart Tablet RFID Reader
The tablet will enable hotels, resorts and amusement parks to read a visitor's RFID wristband in order to provide access or services based on the ID encoded to that band's passive tag.
- Tadbik Expands RFID, NFC Offerings in the United States
The Israeli company is providing customized RFID functionality to its labels and packaging, in order to offer smart cabinet solutions, as well as race-timing, cold chain tracking and NFC-based payment solutions, to its customers.
- Beacons Give Georgetown Basketball Fans a Shot at Upgrading Seats
The location-based solution, provided by LetsMoveDown, uses Bluetooth beacon technology from Radius Networks to let attendees receive discounts and improve their seating.
- Banks Piloting NFC Payment With CredenSE 2.10 microSD
To ensure reliable reads, the CredenSE 2.10 microSD card includes an NFC signal-boosting chip from Austrian IC manufacturer ams, along with a DeviceFidelity-designed 3D miniature antenna.
- Feig Expands U.S. Operations, With an Eye Toward NFC
The German RFID hardware vendor has moved into a larger facility in the state of Georgia, in anticipation of strong demand for NFC RFID contactless-payment technology in point-of-sale terminals, kiosks and vending machines.
- Intel Processor Comes With NXP NFC Reader for Tap-and-Go Online Payment
Computers and tablets containing the processor can read the tags in NFC-enabled credit cards registered with MasterCard's MasterPass e-wallet service, enabling secure, convenient Internet transactions.
- Fjord Line Puts RFID Aboard Ferry
Passengers use RFID-enabled tickets to enter the ship and access their cabins, and, in the future, will also do so to receive additional services, such as meals or Internet access.
- Companies Deliver New Apps for Bluetooth Beacons
Apple's new iOS 7 has sparked interest in the beacons—which are basically active RFID tags that use the Bluetooth Low Energy communication protocol—from Major League Baseball and other potential users.
- Washington State's Toll Collector Trials RFID-enabled Phone Tag, App
GeoToll's new tag attaches to a commuter's NFC-enabled phone and uses the phone's HF NFC signal to power that tag's UHF transponder.
- RFID Performs a Bigger Role at Bonnaroo Festival
During the 12th annual Tennessee music festival, about 80,000 visitors used RFID wristbands to access various sections of the site, as well as post photos, updates and music playlists on Facebook, Twitter and Spotify.
- Dorney Park Visitors Go Cashless, Thanks to Kiosks that Dispense RFID Wristbands
The Pennsylvania amusement and water park developed its FastPay system, with help from PDC, to make it easier for patrons to pay for goods and services.
- IER's Expedited Self Payment Kiosk Speeds Up Checkouts
Nestlé Nespresso and other European specialty retailers are testing the self-service point-of-sale system, which promises to reduce checkout lines and free up sales staff.
- Russian Tag Company Reaches for a Worldwide Audience
Mikron, which makes Moscow Metro's RFID-enabled subway tickets, is marketing its HF and UHF passive tags through new distributor GoGlobal, with a focus on logistics and retail applications.