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After a long summer, RFID moves into academia, hospitals and our mobile phones. RFID News talks to AXCESS International about Sun, Microsoft and their active tags, dives into Near Field Communication (NFC) in an exclusive introduction to their standards organization, kicks some ideas around with Adidas and their “Smartball,” and enters the OR with Radianse.
“In a room full of people, you would walk across the room to have a private conversation with someone, rather than shouting across it so that everyone could hear. Near Field Communication enables the user to exchange all kinds of information, securely, simply by bringing two devices close together.” So says the NFC Forum. Learn about the high profile group that is setting standards for tomorrow’s consumer RFID Technology.
Allan Griebenow is the President and CEO of AXCESS International. His company has just partnered with Sun Microsystems to bring Java to their active RFID equipment. He talks with RFID News about active and passive tags, Microsoft and industry standards.
Andy Williams goes off-sides with Adidas’s new smartball. Technology is catching up to the referee as RFID tags embedded in a soccer ball tell officials and fans alike the reality of contentious calls.
Pay for a train ticket with your mobile phone or tap the phone on a special poster to download a song from a new album … these are some of the real applications being trialed as contactless NFC technology goes ‘primetime.’