- Skiers Gain Art-Decorated RFID for Lift Access at Granite Peak
The system, provided by SKIDATA, will allow season- and day-pass owners to access the resort and lifts hands-free using an RFID card, and to utilize the same pass—which features artwork from a different local artist each year—to collect loyalty points and engage with the resort later in the season.
- NFC, Biometrics Bring Security to Crypto Payment Card
Cryptocurrency startup Unikeys is employing Near Field Communication and biometric technology in its payment card, so that users can safely make payments with tokens from services such as Bitcoin without exposing passwords or other data to the Internet.
- ParkPass Automates Access Control, Payments and Entertainment
Montreal-based NFC solutions company Connect&GO is marketing a system for parks and festivals that offers an à la carte solution featuring a single cloud-based platform to allow attendees to access the site, purchase snacks, or use games and photo booths.
- NFC Payment Solution Links NXP Technology With Visa, Mastercard
The technology company has joined the two finance firms to offer a single service for device manufacturers to provide contactless payment functions in their products, ranging from wristbands and jewelry to mobile devices.
- Garmin Releasing Its Second NFC-enabled Garmin Pay Product
The technology in the company's vivoactive 3 and Forerunner 645 Music watches consists of NXP Semiconductors' Secure Element and Loader Service for secure NFC-enabled transactions and integration to bank service companies.
- MeReal Biometrics Combines Biometrics and NFC Technologies for New Card Solution
The company, based in France and Hong Kong, is selling an ID card for the hospitality industry that leverages Near Field Communication, as well as biometrics and acoustic signals, to vary the level of security for access control, payments and VIP services.
- Proposed GS1 Specification Would Link Bar-Code, QR-Code, NFC and RFID Data
The organization's working group is planning a summer release of its new spec, while EVRYTHNG, a software company co-chairing the group, is selling its own platform to manage data about a product in a single location, whether accessed via NFC, RFID or bar-code technology.
- RFID News Roundup
ImageFIRST uses UHF RFID to manage client's linen inventory ••• SuperCom secures contract to deploy electronic monitoring suite in Idaho ••• Positive Proximity expands RFID, wearable beacon offerings ••• NetObjex demos IoT smart parking solution with cryptocurrency payment ••• Kerlink helps Proximus expand, densify LoRaWAN IoT network in Belgium.
- Ceitec, EGR Sign Toll Agreement
The document establishes commercial clauses and forecasts the demand for the acquisition of RFID chips.
- Latest NFC Specs Offer Interoperability to a Growing Market
The NFC Forum's 2017 Technical Specification offers new specs and modifications to existing ones intended to ensure legacy and future Near Field Communication technologies can interoperate as the number of NFC applications swells.
- RFID News Roundup
PragmatIC intros new RFID and NFC solutions ••• Fujitsu announces partnership with Positek to grow RFID market in North America ••• Atlas RFID announces open API, Oracle P6 integration ••• Antelop Solutions adds VISA token support for NFC mobile wallet platform ••• Identiv, DTC expand global distribution of smart-card readers and credentials ••• Sponge system from Haldor Advanced Technologies enhances patient safety at Cambridge Health Alliance ••• Weir Oil & Gas launches RFID-based asset-management system ••• Honeywell vehicle tag enables secure data transactions for toll collecting.
- New System-in-Package Brings NFC Payment to Wearables
STMicroelectronics' ST53G is designed to enable makers of battery-powered watches or other devices to integrate contactless payments or other NFC functionalities into their products.
- RFID News Roundup
Impinj enhances RFID distributed operating system ••• Identiv, NXP Semiconductors partner on NFC tag starter kit ••• STMicroelectronics NFC tags to be certified by NFC Forum ••• Ocean Tomo offers patent lot on sensor and RFID technologies ••• Malaysian highway to use RFID tags for toll payments ••• GS1 US accepting proposals for Connect 2018 event ••• Industrial Internet Consortium, EdgeX Foundry announce liaison.
- NFC Forum Incorporates Tags into Its Certification Program
The release of Apple's NFC-enabled iOS 11 platform is helping to drive the growth of NFC deployments that are making an NFC tag certification program important, the association says.
- Australian Entertainment Company Expanding RFID-Enabled Kiosks
The Franchise Entertainment Group kiosks use HF RFID technology and a cellular connection with Canopy software from Banyan Hills Technology to manage approximately 1,300 kiosks at which movies are rented throughout Australia and New Zealand.