While there are millions of things that include NFC technology, below are some of the more innovative and interesting implementations on the market today.
Apple Wallet NFC-supported access solutions for enterprises
2022 Innovation Award Winner! For hotels, via Mobile Access from ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions, room keys in Apple Wallet delivers an easy and contactless experience from check-in to check out. From a hotel’s mobile app, guests can add their room key to Apple Wallet on iPhone or Apple Watch for easy access to guest rooms and other secured areas of the hotel. Addressing modern guest expectations for near-instantaneous room access, room keys in Apple Wallet represents a ‘tipping point’ in creating a digital game-changing experience that will drive an increase in digital key platform adoption rates. Beyond enhancing guest convenience, room keys in Apple Wallet sidesteps the hassle of printing physical keys for hotel guests. With room keys in Apple Wallet on iPhone and Apple Watch, hotel staff can streamline key distribution and management across an entire property in just a few simple steps.
Apple Wallet NFC-supported access solutions for campuses
2022 Innovation Award Winner! With employee badge and student IDs in Apple Wallet, offered by HID Global, users can access office doors, elevators, turnstiles, multi-function printers, dorms, libraries and much more using just their iPhone or Apple Watch. It’s easy, convenient and secure. It integrates into existing access control systems, is simple to distribute and manage, and takes advantage of the built-in security features of iPhone and Apple Watch.
2022 Innovation Award Winner! Spoken RX in an NFC enabled solution that provides accessibility for the visually impaired so that prescription medication information is read aloud to alleviate any confusion regarding medication patients are taking. CVS and the American Council for the Blind wanted to address the challenges visually impaired patients face. Due to size limitations, adding braille or increasing font size on pill bottles was challenging. Identiv’s RFID tag and proprietary Sporeader and encoding technology became the driver of this solution, known as Spoken RX.
Powered by NFC: How Blue Bite Helped eBay Usher in a Tech-Led Reimagination
2022 Innovation Award Winner! In collaboration with eBay, Blue Bite introduced the Authenticity Guarantee, an innovative NFC-powered program that provides assurance of the authenticity of online purchases, including refurbished items, thereby dramatically improving the transaction experience for eBay consumers and sellers. Visit Blue Bite for more information.
Automated Inventory Solution
2022 Innovation Award Winner! Centiloc has developed an automated inventory solution based on NFC. This helps companies to make their inventory by connecting their stock on shelves, in real time, to their ERP, WMS, PLM or MES. The system will give the complete list of products and their respective position at the cm level. This helps also to find products, thanks to a dynamic Pick to Light System. Learn more and visit Centiloc.
Wizway Mobile Ticketing
Wizway proposes a solution to digitize transit cards into travelers’ NFC smartphones, and manages secure access for 1 or more transit mobile applications. Wizway manages the digital card lifecycle (loss, theft, etc.), and maintains the solution’s compatibility with all phones types.
The big iOS 13 change for NFC was the ability to read passport chips. Verifying people’s identity is essential in preventing identity fraud and enabling trustworthy digital services. ReadID is the first and leading solution for verifying identity documents using smartphones’ NFC. The combination of identity documents with contactless chips and NFC-capable smartphones is the cornerstone of ReadID. ReadID was the first identity document verification app available in general, and on iOS 13 specifically.
EnOcean has developed its own app called “EnOcean Tool” for an easy configuration and commissioning of EnOcean NFC devices such as the new multisensor, the next-generation PTM and the new motion sensor. The app serves as a configuration interface between NFC devices and NFC readers such as NFC-enabled smartphones or tablets.
Waste is a real issue in modern society and companies want to do their part by recovering products by re-introducing raw materials into the value chain and out of nature, essentially moving towards a circular economy. It has been proven that traditional Deposit Recovery Schemes (DRS) increases waste collection and recycling by involving the consumers through monetary incentives.