The initial step to deliver widespread availability of the innovative payments will be the launch of Orange Cash. The first prepaid product of its type to be launched in France, Orange Cash will enable Orange customers who have an NFC enabled smartphone to make contactless mobile payments simply and securely. Orange Cash is a solution designed and managed with Visa Europe member, Wirecard Card Solutions.
Dr. Yun has been an active, independent member of Alien's Board of Directors. He will now drive the company's strategy for growth, expand the product portfolio and increase the company's leadership position as the RFID market accelerates.
Trimble just announced the ThingMagic® Mercury® xPRESS Platform, a flexible development platform designed to simplify the process of bringing application specific RFID readers and embedded RFID solutions to market. Mercury xPRESS provides market-leading embedded RFID technology with an integrated software development environment and a range of transport interfaces and communication plug-ins in a single platform.
“Over 80% of orthopedic implant kits in Australia today are tagged with Magellan’s PJM RFID Tags thereby improving the accuracy, reliability and speed of operations in hospitals and orthopedic implant manufacturers,” said Tim Frost, Chairman of Magellan Technology. “A perfect marriage between our unique and robust PJM technology and SATO’s well-established global healthcare market coverage will now enable this new and advanced RFID labeling technology to reach the world quickly. Existing customers worldwide will especially enjoy the seamless business support they will now receive from SATO around the world.”
SATO has been providing a wide range of RFID solutions to the global market for over a decade and recently became a business partner of Magellan Technology and started providing PJM RFID solutions in Japan. “Magellan’s advanced RFID technology will put SATO in a totally unique position in the healthcare market,” said Kaz Matsuyama, President & CEO of SATO Holdings. “In the healthcare sector, we will be the only company who has proprietary end-to-end RFID technologies incorporating RFID Chips and Tags, RFID Printers, and RFID Readers. A one-stop company offering efficient and accurate traceability solutions, much needed in the industry.’’
SATO Holdings Corporation has established SATO Vicinity Pty Ltd, a 100% subsidiary, in NSW, Australia, as its new entity for the business acquired from Magellan and is expected to start operation from mid-December 2013. “‘Vicinity’ specifically refers to near field contactless radio frequency communication technology including, but not limited to, PJM RFID,” said Kaz Matsuyama. “‘Vicinity’ also represents SATO’s unchanging attitude - standing by the customer.”
Checkpoint Systems, Inc. announced RFID-based EAS Overhead 2.0, delivering improved inventory visibility and loss prevention benefits at the point-of-exit.
Overhead 2.0 is a key component of an integrated solution delivering real-time inventory and demand-driven replenishment. It serves as an EAS system that alarms and identifies stolen merchandise, improving operations at the point-of-exit while enhancing the customer shopping experience by helping to ensure merchandise availability. The Overhead 2.0 leverages the OneTag™ approach, a single open-standards RFID tag for both inventory visibility and loss prevention, simplifying deployment and reducing tag costs significantly.
Traditionally, the Middle East has been an important marketing area for Utsch. For this reason Utsch, the German company known as the world's leading supplier of vehicle license plates and registration systems, will once again have a stand at the Gulf Traffic Exhibition (December 9 to 11, 2013, hall 3, stand 3A21). The presentation on the innovative U-Press and intelligent RFID license plates will be the focus of the appearance at the exhibition.
NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced that the PN544PC, a derivative of the most widely adopted near field communication (NFC) radio controller (PN544), is being integrated into select new computing devices. Intel’s 4th Generation CoreTM platform with Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT) together with the embedded NXP NFC solution will provide a basis for secure and convenient e-commerce transactions.