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  • Jear 16:13 on September 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    NFC Tech in hotel 

    How could state of the art technologies work at a hotel? Could they?

    Milestone believes NFC can transform how hoteliers welcome guests for an exceptional stay at their properties entwined with the newest technologies on the market.

    What is NFC?

    Do you know what NFC is? It is not National Football Conference if that’s what you were thinking. NFC stands for Near-Field Communications, an application used through mobile devices to transmit data at close proximity. Check out the picture below for a visual on how an NFC works.

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    Although this technology is still new, leaving a large portion of the market untapped; NFC has proven thus far its abilities to enhance ways in which consumers make transactions, exchange content, connect to other devices and much more.  NFC is a fast, easy way to get relevant, useful information although it is not a constant stream of data because it requires physical interaction between users operated data devices and the NFC tag or sticker. Furthermore, NFC tags are used as a canvas for accessible information on which any type of landing page can be programmed.

    NFC in the Current Marketplace:

    Some of the common ways NFC technology is currently used by companies and consumers are payment checkout, sending files, photos, contacts, music, etc. to another device with a simple tap, downloading information, opening doors, getting tickets or passes and parking meters.

    How can NFC benefit our Hotels?

    This technology holds undiscovered uses, many of which can be incorporated into the lodging industry. Tags can be used in various ways at our hotels. To begin, we could have trend triggered tags in which local and upcoming trends in the area can be promoted through the use of NFC. In addition, further interaction between client and customer can be made through the use of NFC by linking tags to Google + Pages, Facebook, Twitter and so forth. The process of checkout can be made seamless through mobile device usage. In addition, hotel keys can be directly transmitted by phone which in turn can increase the security of users.

    How is Milestone going to help me utilize this fantastic technology?

    One of the main benefits to NFC technology is that every tag can be customized individually to fit each hotel’s specific needs, interests, and unique selling point. This can range from specific hotel hosted events, special offers and packages, social media profiles, on-site hotel restaurants, spas, wedding/meeting venues, etc.

    Furthermore, hotel guests can take away information about the hotel from interaction with NFC tags. They can store it on their devices for a later usage, sharing capabilities and fostering customer relationships which may result in customer retention and increase brand loyalty. It is an up-coming innovation in an up-ward moving trend that customers are showing interest in and willingness to use. If you are a hotel owner of a budget hotel, this technology can be implemented at the property-level as a value-based service, additional to the product they already offer.

    Is anyone of my competitors already using it?

    The Clarion Hotel in Stockholm Sweden was the first in the hotel industry to make use of this technology on site. They have completed a beta project featuring 28 loyal returning customers in which they participated in the use of replaced hotel keys with NFC-enabled mobile phones.

    Overall, the guests were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the interaction with the hotel via their mobile phones. The surveyed guests claimed they saved time during their check-in and overall stay compared to other hotel stays. They also agreed that the mobile key application has made their hotel stay more comfortable. Lastly, the surveyed guests showed interest in using the mobile keys application if their mobile phone supported it.

    Hotel guests were also asked what kind of other services connected to the mobile key application would be successful, out of which results steered towards information about the hotel such as a map, room service menus, spa and gym. The survey also included high interest in paying for food and other services at the hotel through the device as well as obtaining additional information about hotel offerings, restaurants, bars and public transport in the vicinity.

    How exactly am I missing out if I am not using NFC?

    If you are a hotel owner, you can ensure you do not miss out on the benefits of this new technology. It’s a sustainable practice as you eliminate costs for paper resources such as location based services, post purchase offers, area maps,

    brochures, printed menus, maps, etc. it give you the availability to develop a better product and specialize it to meet your customers’ needs whether that be through hotel coupons or trends and events surrounding your property.

    Milestone seeks to engage more hotel visitors by allowing hotels to adopt NFC into their properties and as a result encourage more customer interaction via mobile touch-points to their website and social media channels.

    About Nexqo

    Nexqo serves over 500 hotels around the world based on two facts, that to make the best product and to maintain the best service. Nexqo annually produces over 100 million cards and distributes them into more than 50 countries worldwide.

    We serve world-class brands such as Hilton, Marriott, and CROWNE PLAZA, INTERCONTINENTAL etc.

     
  • Jear 11:55 on August 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    NFC technology will be interesting & important in your life 

    NFC should have your attention because it is paving the way of the future. With the technology as it currently stands, credit cards and cash are basically redundant. We no longer need them. Why would we? It also makes a lot of other things redundant, too.

    For example, in Hong Kong, commuters are able to touch their phone on and off public transport – so the phone effectively works as the card. All people need is an NFC enabled phone, and the relevant app. We’ve got a similar setup here in our Aussie backyards. The Opal card system in NSW uses NFC technology, which has replaced the now archaic paper-ticket method.

    If it all seems a bit much, this interconnectivity, zap, tap, frapping us at every corner we turn, you’d better get used to it. Because we’re only at the beginning.

    Although NFC technology is only catching on around the globe slowly, who knows what it holds in store? It doesn’t even have to be NFC technology. What’s important is that this sort of capability is available. In ten, twenty, maybe fifty years’ time, there’s a chance that chips like these will be implanted directly into our bodies. Sure, I’m merely speculating. But why not?

    Today, you use a credit card to pay for your day-to-day living expenses. Tomorrow, you use your mobile phone. The day after tomorrow, you use your wrist. It really isn’t that far-fetched.

    As technology evolves, our lives change. And technology, dear reader, is evolving not just rapidly – but in exponential proportions. Hold on, sit tight, and get ready. Because what’s ahead, it looks exciting… Or creepy, I guess. That’s for you to decide.

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  • Jear 16:57 on July 29, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    RFID technology make foods more safety 

    RFID technology has led to better safety handling of raw materials and finished products in the food industry and is used to speed up the processing of manufactured goods and materials. RFID technology enables identification of an object from a distance without requiring a line of sight. RFID tags can also incorporate additional information such as details of the product and manufacturer and can transmit measured environmental factors such as temperature and relative humidity.

    Scientists from North Carolina State University detail the numerous applications of RFID technology in the food industry:

    • Within supply chain management, RFID tags can be used to track food products during distribution and storage.
    • Multiple tags can be read simultaneously and RFID technology can facilitate automated product shipments from a warehouse to a retail location.
    • Freshtime RFID tags monitor the shelf life of foods to which they are attached. The tags sense temperature and integrate it over time to determine the shelf life of products.
    • ThermAssureRF is a new RFID-based system that combines tracking and temperature measurement to ensure foods such as meat, fruit and dairy products remain at a safe temperature during transportation and storage. It is currently being used by companies that ship wine, produce, seafood, meat, poultry, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

    “The challenges that face RFID technology are read range and accuracy in retail environments, non-uniform standards, cost, recycling issues, and privacy and security concerns” says lead researcher K.P. Sandeep. “Another challenge is the differences in frequencies allocated for RFID applications because each country is setting their own standards for the new technology.”

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  • Jear 14:29 on July 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    What’s the difference between NFC and Bluetooth? 

    To recap, NFC allows suitably equipped phones to make ‘contactless’ payments for products and services, by holding the phone close to a reader terminal. The technology is actually much simpler than Bluetooth and very closely related to RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. This is used in security tags, for protecting products in shops and RFID chips are embedded in travel cards (like London’s Oyster system). NFC has a very short range of around 20cm (Bluetooth devices typically communicate over distances of 5 – 10 metres) and unlike Bluetooth the amount of data that can be transferred to and from the NFC module in the phone is limited and tightly controlled.

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    As well as being able to make secure payments, NFC smart phones can also read RFID chips implanted in signs and posters, to tell the phone to go to a particular website to display relevant information. NFC phones can also exchange data with one other, for swapping virtual business cards and so on. It’s going to add little to the cost of a smart phone and should prove popular, but while there are some sophisticated security measures in place be prepared for the inevitable slew of privacy intrusion and lost or stolen phone horror stories.

    There are many kinds of NFC tags&cards at http://www.nexqo.com From there, you will find out that NFC had been use widely in our life.

     
  • Jear 14:35 on July 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    NFC make you life easier 

    Whether for identification, payment or commercial support purposes, NFC technology is now widely adopted by professionals and individuals.

    But do you know about all the uses and advantages of NFC?

    We already know about the access cards or contactless bank cards that save us some time every day. But there are also several mobile applications made to simplify your life using the NFC technology.

    By tapping your device near an NFC chip (a tag), these applications allow you to perform actions and automate tasks that were once repetitive.

    Before going to sleep, simply pass your phone over your NFC tag and it automatically turns off the Wi-Fi, switches your sound profile to silence and turns on your alarm for the next day. Quite practical isn’t it?

    Activate your Bluetooth, set an alarm, control the volume, play music, share a Wi-Fi network configuration, etc… All these actions are performed automatically without any effort. This is what the NFC Tools application on Android allows you to do.

    With both simple and more complex actions, the possibilities are endless for the users. This is why it is mainly the users who imagine these uses, because they directly correspond to their needs. The Outware company in Australia appropriated this technology too and adapted it to provide an original Wi-Fi access point designed entirely with a 3D printer and a NFC tag. And passing customers in the company premises can connect to the Wi-Fi with a simple gesture.

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    For the most technophile among the “geeks”, you can program NFC tags to execute when certain conditions are met. Some interesting examples include; customizing your schedule, asking a question, and pairing to a Bluetooth device. The list goes on, depending on your creativity!

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    And for others, the NFC is directly in their home automation systems and connected objects where each NFC tag will control their house: turning on lights, opening blinds…

    Sure, NFC has great potential in many areas. But always with the same objective: make your life easier.

    Welcome to visit our website: http://www.nexqo.com

     
  • Jear 14:52 on July 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Frequently asked questions about NFC 

    About the NFC technology, people still have a little confuse on it. So I list the frequently asked questions, let see.

    What does NFC stand for?

    NFC stands for “near field communication”. It is a standard for exchanging data between different devices over short distances. Its most well known application is the mobile payment, where payments are made by cell phone.

    How does the NFC technology work?

    The technology is based on RFID. A passive receiver (NFC tag) contains the information to be read. If the user holds the sending device (smartphone) up to this radio tag, a connection is established and the information is sent automatically.

    What distinguishes NFC from other wireless technologies like Bluetooth and WLAN?

    NFC has a significantly lower operating range of just a few centimeters. Another distinguishing feature is the establishment of the connection: While for Bluetooth and WLAN the connection of two devices must be established manually by the user, for NFC the communication takes place automatically due to the physical proximity of the sender and receiver.

    What are the benefits of NFC?

    Thanks to the short transmission paths, NFC allows for the direct and unique assignment of the sender and recipient. There is no risk of incorrect parameterization of a neighboring device. Furthermore, NFC does not need its own power supply. The energy required is created by the smartphone through induction.

    How close do I have to be to the component to establish a connection?

    The devices connect at a distance of 0-2 cm. Please hold the NFC tag on your smartphone as close as possible to reading.

    Do I have to install an app on the smartphone?

    An app is not required as long as you just wish to read data from your Nexqo product. A website with all the relevant information opens as soon as you connect your smartphone to the Nexqo product.
    An app needs to be installed if you wish to configure your product using your smartphone. This function is coming soon.

     

    What data is transferred?

    Nexqo transfers a range of information for the purpose of identifying (e.g. a serial number) and parameterizing (basic and process settings such as the display unit and switching points) its devices and for diagnos-tics (e.g. error messages).

    Which devices/smartphones currently support NFC?

    The following smartphones support NFC:
    BlackBerry, Google Nexus, HTC, Huawei, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia.

    The iPhone 6 has a NFC chip, but this cannot be used by third parties.

    As a result, we are only offering our app for android phones for the time being.

    Does NFC have to be enabled in the smartphone?

    NFC is enabled differently for each manufacturer. It can typically be found in your device settings, near the WLAN settings.

    Who controls the data: Input via the controller or via NFC?

    Input via the controller.

    The parameter values generally have equal rights. The system operator can use the controller via OI link to set whether to accept the values transmitted via NFC.

    How can I find the NFC tag on my smartphone?

    A symbol may also be attached to the smartphone, depending on the specific manufacturer. Please read the instructions provided with your smartphone.

    Can NFC be used for writing or just for reading?

    Data can currently be read out from the our product via NFC. Configuration will be possible shortly.

    Is internet required to use NFC?

    You need an internet connection to display the website. An app, which will also allow the contents to be displayed offline, is coming soon.

     

    Seeing the answers above, do you wanna know more info about the NFC products? Please visit our website http://www.nexqo.com

    Or you could contact me directly, my email jear.qiu@nexqo.com

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  • Jear 15:22 on July 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    One way to use NFC technology 

    In the realm of new technologies, near field communication (NFC) is not a new or sexy concept, but it does have clear potential and practical uses. Here is a way of NFC using.

    An NFC tag often contains information like a phone number or URL. One of the largest series of experiments that uses phones to pick up information from tagged locations is SmartTouch, a project funded under the European ITEA research program between 2006 and 2008. Most of the trials took place in Oulu, Finland, where the city installed about 1,500 “infotags” — in buses, at bus stops, the theater, a restaurant, and a pub — that could be read with a mobile phone. For instance, theater patrons could not only use their mobile phones as tickets, or to order refreshments, but they could also scan tagged posters for more information about plays.

    For another project, infotags were installed in schools. Students could get their individual daily schedule, announcements, and information about homework by waving their phones past the tags. A trial held in one pub allowed customers to tap cards with their NFC-enabled phones for more information about products.

    NFC may have similar applications as bar codes do now. You can put one on a poster and let pedestrians scan it on their phones for more information. But being able to add more information to any object by integrating a tag has led to some interesting applications that go far beyond billboards. A company called Objecs, for instance, sells an NFC tablet for gravestones. Touching an NFC-enabled phone to the Personal Rosetta Stone provides additional information about the deceased.

    There are many ways of NFC technology using, visiting our website http://www.nexqo.com, you will find out so many NFC products can be used in you life to help you living more colorful.

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  • Jear 17:37 on June 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Change the (Card) Game with NFC 

    Innovation is part of SMARTRAC’s DNA – as is close partnerships with its customers. The recently announced exclusive cooperation with Cartamundi, the worldwide leader in the production and sale of playing cards, collectable cards and cards for board games, is a great example of both.

     

    SMARTRAC and Cartamundi will jointly develop NFC inlays that are small, thin and inexpensive enough to be embedded in standard cards, such as sports trading cards, playing cards and game cards, which can act as active elements in console and smartphone games. Through this cooperation, the two leaders of their respective industries are joining forces to leverage and drive the growth of the global gaming market.

     

    Such NFC inlays need to be particularly thin and inexpensive, without sacrificing functionality and reliability. For mobile gaming brands and developers, NFC-equipped cards will open up exciting new possibilities for both physical and virtual gaming, and create new revenue streams from additional licensing opportunities. As an additional benefit, NFC can also facilitate brand protection and further enhance product authentication.

     

    The Future is There – Almost

     

    Cartamundi already makes NFC-enabled cards for use in casinos, most commonly to enable a casino’s software to identify cards during tournaments. These, however, are not standard cards. The NFC chips on the market are currently too bulky and – maybe even more importantly –  too expensive to be built into the majority of standard-size playing cards.

    Cartamundi and SMARTRAC aim to make such standard cards easily NFC-enabled as well, by creating an NFC chip that is thin enough to be undetectable in paper cards, and sufficiently inexpensive so that Cartamundi can make the cards affordable to consumers.Tom Kestens, Conversation Manager at Cartamundi, says: “For us, it’s all about lowering the bar to make the technology available to everyone. Our ultimate goal is for the most flexible, thinnest and cheapest NFC chip in the world.”

     

    SMARTRAC is working to make that happen, according to Mikko Nikkanen, Senior Director, Segment Industry, Electronics and Gaming at SMARTRAC: “Our goal is to develop a tag that can be embedded in any standard-size card. And we are proud to pursue that goal in close cooperation with an undisputed leader like Cartamundi, which sells around 15 billion cards annually.”

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    Looking at the Day after Tomorrow
    No matter how much SMARTRAC can extract from today’s technology, it’s hard to imagine putting NFC inlays into each and every card in a standard playing-card deck, which typically contains 52 cards. To make this an economically feasible option, there has to be quantum leap in technology, since there is no reason to believe that silicon-based chips and conventional antennas will drop in price so radically anytime soon.

     

    Fortunately, an advanced alternative technology for ultra-low-cost NFC inlays is available, but has not yet reached the market in volume: (printed) thin-film electronics technology (TFT).

     

    To bring these flexible electronics from the lab to mainstream markets, Cartamundi, SMARTRAC and four other companies have launched the PING (Printed Intelligent NFC Game cards and packaging) consortium. Supported by the European Commission, PING’s overall goal is the creation of a platform that enables and facilitates the production of smart printed objects, like playing cards, based on flexible thin-film electronics. Such new technologies are a prerequisite to expanding the Internet of Things to inexpensive, very high-volume printed objects like cards, stickers and packaging.

     

    Continuing to Be the Leader
    As part of the PING consortium, SMARTRAC will contribute its expertise in antenna design and printing technologies, with a special focus on the connection interface between the printed antenna and TFT electronics. Leveraging its own industry-leading R&D resources, cooperating with strong partners such as Cartamundi, and contributing to initiatives like the PING consortium, SMARTRAC is set to continue leading NFC and RFID technology developments – even the day after tomorrow.

     

    If you wanna know more info about the NFC product, please visit our website: http://www.nexqo.cn

    Nexqo, great card maker, make you colorful, connect your life.

     

     

     
  • Jear 16:44 on June 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    NFC Transparent Business Card 

    Hi, everybody. I’m Jear Qiu, new guy here, a sales representative of Nexqo Technology Co., Ltd.

    At 2011, a South Korean manufacturer of components plasma display panel (PDP) and liquid crystal display (LCD) production of the world’s first large-scale production of NFC business card (as shown below).

    The business cards include both an NFC chip and a QR code and provide sufficient memory capacity to store far more information than can be printed on a traditional business card. Ideas include the addition of an individual’s CV and work history, links to websites, Twitter handles, LinkedIn and Facebook profiles and more.

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    It’s that really cool? Don’t worry. Nexqo could provide the transparent NFC business card too! And, what can my NFC business card do? Let see.

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    OK, now, wanna your business card to be more scientific and technological? Wanna you be cooler? Visit our website: http://www.nexqo.com  OR email me directly: jear.qiu@nexqo.com

    We’ll make it for you.

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