- Wisconsin Company Plans NFC Chip Implant Party
Three Square Market expects about 80 people to have NFC chips inserted between their thumb and forefinger to provide NFC-enabled access control, as well as the ability to select and pay for goods from the company's micro markets.
- NXP Identifies Top Global Trends in RFID for Retail
Here are the major trends in radio frequency identification for the retail market, according to NXP Semiconductors.
- RFID News Roundup
Kalahari Resorts deploys PDC Solutions wristband system ••• Embien Technologies intros automotive-ready BLE module ••• DENSO releases RFID scanner for logistics, retail ••• Apriva, On Track Innovations unveil semi-integrated solution for unattended payments ••• Brady announces AS9100C quality management system certification ••• Neology receives OmniAir 6C certification for S3 Selectable RFID tag.
- Great Wolf Opts for RFID-enabled Wristbands at Its Newest Waterpark
Thanks to the devices, payment and room access at the Colorado Springs resort are as simple as a flick of the wrist.
- Valid Produces Prepaid Payment Bracelet
The device uses NFC RFID technology to exchange encrypted data with a debit machine.
- All-in-One POS Solution Accepts NFC, Credit and Debit Card Payments
The system, provided by Connect&GO and Mobeewave, was used at the Quebec Sugar Shack at this week's South By Southwest festival to enable attendees to buy drinks with an NFC wristband, or with a credit or debit card—all captured via the same mobile POS device.
- RFID News Roundup
Zebra Technologies unveils mobile handheld devices for clinical mobility workflow, patient care ••• STMicroelectronics offers NFC technology for secure contactless payments, IoT ••• Brady, Vizinex RFID partner on aerospace tags ••• AiRISTA Flow, Conexus provide RTLS solutions to military hospitals ••• Shenzhen Chuangxinjia intros new RFID label for multiple applications ••• iSEEK Corp. announces compact shape code for embedded identification apps ••• Juniper Systems integrates UHF RFID with Mesa 2 rugged tablet.
- Australian Banks Challenge Apple's Closed NFC
An application from four banks to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) requests permission to negotiate only open-access NFC on iOS phones.
- Asian Art Museum Enhances Visitor Experience With BLE Beacons
The museum, using technology from Cuseum, has been providing location-based content for app-using visitors, while its long-term goals include ticket purchasing, membership drives and possibly RFID-enabled tools.
- RFID Takes a Ride With School Bus Fare System
South Dakota's River Cities Public Transit is expanding its smart-card bus-fare solution that enables school children and other passengers to simply tap the card when they enter a bus, automatically deducting the fare from their prepaid balance.
- Arcade Game Boosts Play With RFID
Smart Industries has released a UHF RFID-enabled version of its Ticket Time skill crane game, known as Ticket Smarts, that automatically links a player with the rolls of tickets he or she earns so that the winnings can be redeemed.
- Fans Go Ape for NFC RFID at Monkey Week
Spanish company Ticketea is offering its NFC-enabled wristband and cloud-based software and app so that festivals, such as Monkey Week, can capture data for access control and onsite purchases.
- Qualcomm Buys NXP
The transaction, scheduled to close at the end of 2017, could make Qualcomm a leader in RFID chip sales for IoT, cellular, automotive, transportation, payments and other applications.
- Clothing, Car-Cover Manufacturers Track Work-in-Progress via RFID
The companies are using an NFC-based system from Shopfloor to view who completed which tasks, in order to identify assembly bottlenecks, facilitate quality control and monitor worker productivity.
- RFID Automates Payments at Regina's Snow Dump
The Canadian city's system depends on UHF RFID tags and readers to identify arriving trucks, authorize their admittance and automatically bill customers.