- RFID News Roundup
Honeywell launches online store to streamline access to business-critical software ••• Smart Packaging Solutions intros prelaminate to simplify payment card manufacturing ••• ADLINK partners with Google Cloud to offer IoT-ready solutions ••• Packet launches automated IoT service with Microsoft Azure ••• C3 releases development environment for enterprise AI.
- NFC Forum Releases Payment Spec as Alternative to QR Codes in China
Association members are now reviewing the NFC Money Transfer Candidate Specification before it is released for use by financial service providers to enable NFC payments with phones at Chinese merchants.
- South African Safari Retailer Boosts Stock Accuracy With RFID
The solution, provided by Milestone Integrated Systems and using Keonn technology, enables the company's stores to track inventory via RFID paper labels and hard tags as goods move around the sales floor, as well as when they are purchased and removed from the premises.
- Interoperability of Tolls Is Key in Brazil
A report prepared by the BR-500 Consortium, with support from BNDES, proposes to standardize toll collection via RFID tags.
- RFID News Roundup
OmniAir Consortium certifies STAR Systems International multi-protocol tolling reader ••• iDTRONIC offers HF mid-range reader module with SMA antenna ••• Texas city renews RFID charging service locations with Blink Charging ••• LoRa Alliance reports LoRaWAN network operator milestone ••• Newave Sensor Solutions, Smart Label Solutions complete exclusive agreement.
- McDonald's Accepts RFID Payments in Brazil
The restaurant chain's customers can now pay for their meals at drive-thru windows without having to take out a wallet.
- RFID News Roundup
Siemens unveils new UHF RFID reader with IoT interface ••• Lowe Rental, CoreRFID offer refrigerator-monitoring solution ••• Haydale Technologies, Star RFID partner to develop graphene inks for RFID ••• BCC Research market report shows strong RFID growth ••• iDTronic intros reader-writer for Industrial IoT ••• Cocoon In The Park festival boosts revenues with RFID cashless payments ••• C3 offers new platform for rapid AI deployment.
- STMicroelectronics Releases NFC Controller With Built-in Secure Element
The company's system-on-a-chip also includes an eSIM so that a single die can offer NFC and HF RFID functionality, as well as security and built-in memory.
- Parking Network Adopts Automatic Payment System
An agreement between Estapar, Fleetcor Technologies and Sem Parar will involve 1,000 parking lots throughout Brazil, providing greater fluidity of vehicles, as well as secure financial transactions and customer convenience.
- Swedish Watchmaker Brings NFC Payments to Its Smart Watches
Kronaby's Hybrid Smartwatch incorporates technologies from Fidesmo and STMicroelectronics that enable contactless payments, with access control and other functions slated for further use cases.
- Partnership to Offer Smart Vending Machines for RFID Access, Payments
Connect&GO has invested in 25 percent of Montreal start-up Brite4 to develop and market smart vending machines for self-serve festival, concert or resort access, using Brite4's machine and reader portal designs with Connect&GO software and integration.
- Jika Jika!, Other U.K. Festivals See Boost in Spending With NFC
This summer's music festival in Northern Ireland experienced a 23 percent increase in sales per person, thanks to an NFC-enabled cashless payment system from Event Genius.
- RFID Bolsters Charity Event
Poverty-fighting organization Tipping Point Community collected about $15 million with Connect&Go NFC RFID technology wristbands, enabling guests to raise their hands and make a pledge without requiring credit cards or pen and paper.
- 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.