- RFID News Roundup
HID Global expands IronTag line, unveils wafer-thin high-temp UHF label ••• CISC intros tests for GS1 US Tagged Item Performance Protocol Guideline ••• Smartrac launches new RFID inlays for retail based on Impinj Monza R6 ••• Lockheed Martin announces RuBee weapons tracker was successfully tested ••• Google strikes deal with carriers, acquires Softcard's NFC-enabled payments technology ••• SandlerResearch.org reports smart waste-collection technologies gaining ground.
- NFC Forum Survey Shows Strong Consumer Interest in NFC Applications
The organization released the findings of a four-week study indicating that while consumers have limited experience with Near Field Communication, they would be eager to try a number of non-payment applications.
- Aspen Snowmass' Skiers Use RFID Lift Tickets to Pay for Food, Rentals
Visitors can now utilize their lift tickets to make purchases at restaurants, stores and rental offices, while ski instructors can use the technology to track class sizes.
- Salt Lake Comic Con FanX Event Uses NFC RFID
At last week's convention, Utah Media Group utilized Seriali.com RFID technology for access control, and to track demographics and volumes of attendees in real time, as well as for business analytics.
- Rebecca Minkoff Store Uses RFID to Provide an Immersive Experience
The fashion apparel company's new store features RFID-enabled touchscreen mirrors in dressing rooms to identify which items a shopper has, as well as provide the option of requesting additional garments, accessories or different sizes, which the sales staff can then deliver to that fitting room.
- RFID Sets Sail With Quantum of the Seas
Royal Caribbean has installed RFID technology on its brand-new ship, with wristbands that let passengers pay for food, drinks and services, as well as unlock state rooms, while RFID bag tags are used to provide updates about the location of luggage.
- PayPal Deploys RFID for Cashless Payments at Music Festival
Following the successful use of RFID wristbands at Spain's Low Festival, the e-commerce company expects to offer similar solutions to resorts, cruise ships and sports stadiums.
- IDriveThru Leverages Toll-Tag Technology at Drive-Through Restaurants
The system uses the E-ZPass toll tag already installed in a customer's car to provide personalized service and electronic payment.
- 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.