The company is working with Cartamundi to embed NFC tags in game and trading cards, and has also released Smart Cosmos, a cloud-based platform, with the expectation that more objects will be tracked as part of the Internet of Things.
At RFID Journal LIVE! 2015, a variety of low-cost RFID sensors will be introduced, giving end users the opportunity to better manage their environments.
The startup says its process is less cumbersome and expensive than other alternatives, and that it is working with a paper manufacturer on a prototype of its first-generation process.
Trimble shrinks UHF RFID reader module ••• SweetWater 420 Fest employs Vendini's RFID system for ticketing, access control ••• Mobile airline boarding passes on the rise, delaying the transition to NFC, study finds. ••• TexTrace joins global RAIN RFID Alliance ••• Transcends releases new version of open-source RFID middleware.
The company's PowerCoat Alive product, which includes printed tag antennas, is being marketed to brand owners, retailers and other potential users.
Solution vendors should plan for changes in the economics of reselling hardware. Those who find ways to incorporate data analysis into their offerings will enjoy higher margins and a competitive advantage.
Four Levent has begun manufacturing and marketing men's dress shirts with sewn-in NFC RFID tags, enabling users to write data such as business card information that others can retrieve via a smartphone.