- 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.
- At Fujifilm UK's RFID-enabled Kiosks, Consumers Can Tap N Print
The company is installing Smartrac NFC tags on 150 SmartPix kiosks deployed in Britain, enabling NFC phone users to quickly upload photos, via Bluetooth, for a variety of printing services.
- Startup Sees Femtocells as a Bridge to NFC-enabled Phones
Raging Mobile is developing in-store kiosks that give consumers the option of having their cell phones receive discounts via femtocell technology if their handsets do not support NFC RFID.
- California Stores Pilot NFC System Providing Electronic Receipts
Proximiant expects its RFID-enabled solution to be used by 1,000 stores by late spring, allowing a retailer's customers to download receipts and discount offers on their mobile phones, thereby eliminating the need for paper receipts and coupons.
- Eurosonic Noorderslag Attendees Use RFID to Access Concerts, Workshops and Panels
The 3,150 participants wore RFID wristbands to gain admission to performances and seminars—and, in some cases, to receive beverages and learn more about a particular program or band.
- San Francisco Launches NFC Payment for All Its Metered Parking
The PayByPhone system, already in use at 250 of the city's metered spaces, enables drivers with NFC phones to make payments by tapping their handsets against a parking meter.