Wireless Technology in Consumer IoT

Consumer IoT

Zebra Expands NFL Solution with RFID Tracking of Footballs

On October 1st 2017, the NFL’s New Orleans Saints met the Miami Dolphins in London. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees threw for 268 yards, including a game-deciding 12-yard shovel pass to Alvin ...
Consumer IoT

Big in Japan: 100 Billion UHF RFID Tags per Year by 2025

Japanese administration plans pioneering project for tagging all retail products nationwide Together with five partners from the retail industry, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and ...
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Wireless Technologies for the Consumer IoT

The Internet of Things in the consumer sphere makes it possible to communicate directly with the individual consumer to ensure an improved experience – when shopping, parking, using public transport and living at home. With the right infrastructure that connects persons and objects, every consumer can have to the flow of information via smartphone with technologies like NFC, BLE, or the mobile network.

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Large-scale tagging solutions

RAIN RFID tags in retail products do not just allow tracking and monitoring of location and availability for stores but also give information about buyer behaviour. Ideally, tags are already attached to or integrated into the items during production. They must be specifically engineered for the product and be able to withstand rough treatment. With these tagged products, self-checkout systems have become more faster and more accessible. The range of services offered to the customer can be widened and customer interaction and comfort is improved.

Smart Living

In the idea of the smart city, or smart living in general, devices can communicate with each other but they also communicate with people. LPWAN technology is used to locate free parking spots in cities, and BLE makes proximity marking (at airports or shopping malls) reality. RFID can also be used for public transport (RFID cards) to give access and collect information about passenger movement, so the cheapest fare will be calculated automatically by the system.