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By Beth Bacheldor

NEC Display Solutions of America Uses Impinj RFID Technology for Contest

During InfoComm 2015, held last month in Las Vegas, NEC Display Solutions of America, a provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, used a RAIN RFID-powered digital camera to take photographs of attendees and carry out a contest, according to Impinj. The solution, created by Inmotion, included Impinj's Indy RS500 reader system in package (SiP) and RFID cards made with Impinj Monza 4QT chips.

An Nikon D5300 camera cabled to an RFID reader and antenna
Inmotion used an optical cable to link a Nikon D5300 digital SLR camera to a small reader built on the Impinj Indy RS500 SiP. An antenna was attached to the reader and the camera, and the system was designed to register a read event each time the flash went off. As attendees arrived at the party, they were given a RAIN RFID prize card featuring a Monza 4QT tag chip. When the photographer took a picture, the reader registered the read event via a timestamp.

After the party, Impinj reports, the photographer downloaded the pictures, after which the Inmotion software linked the card reads to those photos. The next day, party attendees were able to visit the community wall in the NEC booth, swipe their prize card, view their image on the screen and have a chance to win a prize.

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