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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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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.
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.