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Using NFC to Connect Toys and Playing Cards with Game Apps on your Phone

Using NFC to Connect Toys and Playing Cards with Game Apps on your Phone

Together, SMARTRAC and Twinsprite (respectively Digitoyx) aim at connecting NFC enabled things such as children’s toys or playing cards to mobilephone-based games resulting in an enhanced gaming experience for users and additional revenue for developers. The topic has gained significance as the number of NFC supporting smartphones is growing extremely fast – a fact that […]

October 1 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

HID Global Adds High Frequency NFC Tags for Outdoor Environments

HID Global Adds High Frequency NFC Tags for Outdoor Environments

HID Global announced that its Identification Technologies division has added Near Field Communication (NFC)-readable tags to its rapidly expanding SlimFlex™ Tag portfolio of pliable, high- durability tags. The SlimFlex Tag family has gained wide acceptance in UHF RFID applications due to the tags’ flexible yet robust thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) housings. Today, high frequency (HF) systems […]

October 1 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Silverline RFID Label Allows Easy Attachment to Any Surface, From Metal to Bottles

Silverline RFID Label Allows Easy Attachment to Any Surface, From Metal to Bottles

The Silverline RFID label is a high performance RFID label designed to be versatile, easy-to-use and can be attached on any surface, including metal. Although the Silverline RFID labels are manufactured by Confidex, they are being made available in Canada through Markham-based technology provider RFID Canada. The Silverline™ is targeted to be used in short-term applications […]

September 22 2014 | Posted in RFID News, RFID Technology | Read More »

Panasonic to Introduce NFC on Airlines During Flight in 2015

Panasonic to Introduce NFC on Airlines During Flight in 2015

Panasonic Avionics Corporation, part of the Japanese-based Panasonic family has developed Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) compliant NFC technology in its in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems. Industry observers had recently predicted on-board NFC applications were a few years away, but the technology giant Panasonic plans to launch the new technology with airlines in the summer of 2015. […]

September 19 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Vaughan Charity Golf Tournament Using RFID Technology to Engage Participants

Vaughan Charity Golf Tournament Using RFID Technology to Engage Participants

This year’s Alternatives Golf Tournament participants will be engaged and tested by tapping their RFID badges by being asked a number of questions about the charity to help determine the smartest & best foursome. By answering questions correctly, foursomes will be able to improve their overall golf score and therefore increase their chances of winning […]

September 14 2014 | Posted in NFC News, Retail RFID, RFID News | Read More »

Payment Tech Firms Excited and Expect Increase in NFC Adoption After Apple Pay Launch

Payment Tech Firms Excited and Expect Increase in NFC Adoption After Apple Pay Launch

Toronto-based GuestLogix (TSX: GXI), a provider of ancillary-focused merchandising, payment and business intelligence technology to airlines and the passenger travel industry, today commented on Apple’s decision to include “Apple Pay1 ” Near Field Communication (NFC) payments as a new feature of its iOS platform, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus as well as its new Apple […]

September 12 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

From NFC Readers in Apple Stores to a Bunch of NFC Patents – Will NFC be Apple’s Next Big Move?

From NFC Readers in Apple Stores to a Bunch of NFC Patents – Will NFC be Apple’s Next Big Move?

(RFIDWorld.ca) There have been a lot of rumours ahead of Apple’s  giant announcement on September 9th. Many of these rumours include talk of NFC (near field communications) technology, which Apple has avoided using in its past iPhone devices. NFC is a multi-billion dollar industry and is estimated to reach $16B by 2022, mostly driven by the […]

September 9 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

New RFID Reader in Canada Allows for Optimized Parking Management

New RFID Reader in Canada Allows for Optimized Parking Management

(RFIDWorld.ca) MAXU1002 is a standalone RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) reader designed for vehicle access control. It can be mounted anywhere as vehicles enter and exit areas, such as parking lots or gated facilities. Its Long Range and Rugged Access Control System was designed to withstand harsh outdoor conditions, making it ideal for Canadian icy winters. […]

September 8 2014 | Posted in Retail RFID, RFID News, RFID Technology | Read More »

TECSYS Inc (TCS) Now Includes RFID Solutions for Health Systems with Acquisition of Logi-D

TECSYS Inc (TCS) Now Includes RFID Solutions for Health Systems with Acquisition of Logi-D

TECSYS Inc. (TSX:TCS), an industry-leading supply chain management software company announced earlier this year that it successfully completed the acquisition of all of the shares of Logi-D Holding Inc., a leading provider of point-of-use technology for supply chain automation servicing hospitals and healthcare organizations based in Laval, Quebec. Logi-D specializes in RFID-enabled two-bin replenishment, RFID-enabled […]

September 7 2014 | Posted in RFID Industry, RFID News | Read More »

Report: Lean Strategies Driving RFID Manufacturing Market to Quadruple to $5 Billion by 2020

Report: Lean Strategies Driving RFID Manufacturing Market to Quadruple to $5 Billion by 2020

The business model and demand of the manufacturing industry has grown well beyond the scope of a single enterprise and location, making RFID solutions indispensable and standard to its functioning. With increasing adoption of lean manufacturing strategies prompting most industry players to focus on and outsource niche operations within global supply chains, RFID solutions will […]

September 4 2014 | Posted in Manufacturing RFID, RFID Industry | Read More »