- 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.
- Invengo Launches Production of NFC Tags
The Chinese RFID company's first pair of Near Field Communication products signals its plans to diversify its portfolio to meet market demand for NFC tags for posters, payments and gaming cards.
- RFID News Roundup
U.K. retailer John Lewis trials ZBD's electronic signs, displays; Novadis unveils rubber-encased UHF tag for harsh environments; RF Technologies consolidates product offerings; Danish agency seeks tenders for auto-ID and tracking in hospitals; MasterCard announces contactless-payments gains in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
- Ticketfriend Aims to Eliminate Paper Tickets in Ireland
Concert and event promoters can use the company's solution to provide electronic tickets—via NFC-enabled ID cards or mobile phones—for customers to access venues or pay for services or merchandise.
- Helsinki Commuters Use RFID to Get Transit Updates, Post Messages
By tapping an NFC-enabled phone against the tags installed at 211 tram stops, riders can buy tickets or upload and view comments on Helsinki Region Transport's online message wall.
- California Sporting Goods Retailer Gains Visibility With RFID
Mammoth Outdoor Sports uses the technology to merge its Internet and retail store inventories, and to gain a daily report regarding which products are at its warehouse and stores, or at exhibitions.
- ASSA ABLOY Creates NFC Solution that Uses Phones to Open Doors, Grant Computer Access
The company's Seos system is being trialed around the world to provide access to secured areas and equipment via a tap of an NFC-enabled phone against an RFID reader.
- Hersheypark Uses RFID System to Let Visitors Pay Without Wallet
The park's visitors can wear wristbands containing built-in RFID tags to make purchases via a prepaid account.