Innovision has announced new low-cost NFC tags designed for integration into smart objects.
The new tags have additional memory size increasing from 96Bytes up to 512Bytes and it now offers faster read/write/test operation speeds. These meet or exceed the data storage requirements for all anticipated non-payment NFC applications, including peer-to-peer connectivity, service initiation and Smart Posters. These larger memories will also allow developers to use digital signatures for more secure NFC applications.
With a product roadmap providing memories up to 2 Kbytes already specified by the NFC Forum, the platform is designed to offer maximum flexibility to the smart object implementation NFC market. This latest release from the NFC innovator responds to feedback from current industry events and ongoing NFC projects such as the O2 consumer trial. In this trial five hundred existing O2 and Oyster customers are using NFC mobile phone handsets to read information embedded in Topaz 96Byte tags on smart posters and in a card wallet, to access information, special offers and VIP benefits throughout London.
First samples of product based on the platform are expected to be available in the second half of 2008.