French contactless technology provider TazTag is unveiling its new NFC-enabled Android tablet, the TazPad, this week at CeBIT 2011 in Hanover, Germany.
The TazPad will be the first NFC tablet running on Android to hit the market, says TazTag. The device is equipped with a 7-inch color screen with multi-touch capacity and an HDMI output that connects via WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC and ZigBee. Other available functions include a camera, a GPS device, an accelerometer and a biometric authentication option.
Geared specifically toward professionals, the TazPad links the back end system with the vendor and their customers. For example, after biometric authentication on the TazPad, a vendor may provide specific information on products, read his client’s loyalty card, book orders on site and even register a secure payment.
Without the biometric option, the device can also be used at aisle end displays or store window to inform a customer about a product presented to the tablet, to compare products, or to retrieve a promotional coupon using their NFC phone. Integrators and service providers can also develop and customize new contactless applications according to their clients’ needs and expectations.
TazTag is demonstrating its range of products, including the TazPad, all this week at CeBIT 2011, the world’s largest trade fair showcasing digital IT and telecommunications solutions.