Solutions developed by companies specializing in product identification and tracking are becoming key tools in the post-COVID-19 world.
After the computer company launched its new Internet of Things services division, COVID-19 posed the first challenge: providing worker-safety solutions that cover everything from safe, hands-free entrance to contact tracing.
RFID technologies can act as a beacon for expansion.
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Identiv has partnered with NXP Semiconductors to produce a patch that can be worn on a person's arm that will transmit his or her temperature readings as the individual enters large public venues, or while being monitored remotely in quarantine.
As the post-pandemic world undergoes major transformations, deployments of radio frequency identification technologies may become even more necessary.
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Billfold POS, which provides a contactless experience that includes payments and access control, is adding RFID-enabled ID checks and touchless payments as entertainment venues reopen, as well as a wallet app for stadiums, airports and other spaces.
The company's MotionWorks Proximity solution leverages the BLE and Wi-Fi functionality in Zebra Mobile computers, as well as cloud-based software, to alert workers when they are too close to each other, and to capture events and conduct contact tracing, without any infrastructure deployment.
Regulr is giving away its new app to help keep people safe during the pandemic crisis.