- Cellr Invests in NFC RFID Platform to Thwart Wine Counterfeiting
The Australian startup is betting on the system to combat fraud—which, according to the company's data, is close to $70 billion.
- NFC May Bring Efficiency, Accountability to Laboratories
Test and research labs are tracking the chemicals and other samples used for their scientific work, by tagging products with open-detection labels and capturing data about the use and storage of each item via a solution from MilliporeSigma.
- Smart Hangers With NFC Help Shoppers Find Their Fit
The BlueGriot NFC hanger, on display at Galeries Lafayette, provides shoppers with an automated way to locate the right size of a garment and request it in a fitting room.
- NFC Delivers Hemp Product Authentication, Information to Consumers
The Near Field Communication-enabled packaging that PearlCBD employs for its goods helps consumers confirm the authenticity of a lotion or capsule, as well as view its certification data, and learn about what cannabidiols are and how they are used.
- NFC Headlines at Afro Nation Festival
A cashless-payment solution known as Event Genius was offered at last year's global festival in Ghana and is now planned for use at Afro Nation Portugal, with the goal of reducing queues, increasing purchasing and decreasing theft.
- NFC Personalizes Ice Bottle to Reduce Waste
Pure Hydration's new intelligent, reusable water bottle employs NFC technology to enable users to track their own filtered water consumption, locate refill stations and access data personalized to their own interests.
- With NFC Kiosk, Your Order Is Ready
Restaurants, fast-food chains and stadiums are either piloting or planning pilots of a solution from Grubbrr that allows users to place orders and then pay for their meals with the tap of an NFC-enabled phone or watch.
- Hybrid IC Adds Content Access to UHF-NFC Product Label
EM Microelectronic's em/echo-v enables UHF RFID use for inventory and supply chain management, as well as NFC functionality, not only to authenticate a product with an NFC device such as a phone, but also to automatically access content.
- Janam Offers Contactless Self-Credentialing Solutions With NFC
The company recently debuted its XT3 touch computer and Guardian GT1 entry pedestal, designed to improve access control.
- Mobile Phone Companies to Demonstrate UWB Payments
NTT Docomo, Sony and NXP plan to show how ultra-wideband technology can enable consumers to make payments via smartphone, based on their location, without having to tap the phone or remove it from a pocket or purse.
- Partnership Targets Flexible, Low-Cost NFC for Pharma
Schreiner MediPharm is offering a new line of smart tags for pharmaceutical products, made possible by leveraging PragmatIC's ConnectIC family of flexible circuit boards.
- RFID News Roundup
Murata Electronics intros on-metal tool-tracking tag; SATO offers printer capable of encoding RFID labels; Schreiner MediPharm unveils RFID label, supply chain security solutions; STMicroelectronics rolls out system-on-chip for LoRa IoT; Bluebird debuts new IoT RFID products; NFC Forum releases new specifications.
- Transport Companies in Miami, Philadelphia Opt for Contactless Payments
The use of NFC technology is becoming increasingly common on buses and subways around the world, especially through smartphones.
- Holiday Donors Use NFC for Salvation Army Kettle Pay
The organization rolled out NFC-based Apple Pay and Google Pay options for payments at shopping areas around U.S. cities for the 2019 holiday season, providing a digital option for donors who may not carry spare change in their pockets.
- Concept Store Delivers Product Content via NFC, RFID
McKinsey and Mall of America have teamed up to offer a store where shoppers can explore content about products using hot spots, touch screens and magic mirrors, along with UHF RFID-based inventory management.