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NFC technology and barcode labels are central to internet of things collaboration

Thinfilm and Evrythng have now come together for companies to be able to use this tech.

Thinfilm and Evrythng have now announced that they have enter into an agreement that will make it simpler for companies to be able to use the NFC technology sensor and barcode labels on their products so that they will be able to achieve better data flow management from the labeled items.

This involves the use of Thinfilm’s labels in combination with the Evrythng identity management platform.

Evrythng is a startup from the United Kingdom that is backed by Cisco, despite its awkward name. It seeks to be able to provide the layer for identity management over the internet of things. That business has now agreed to a partnership with Thinfilm, which is a printed NFC technology electronics company based in Norway.

This can bring together powerful identification with wireless labeling based on NFC technology and barcodes.

NFC Technology - partnershipThinfilm has made a name for itself by manufacturing smart labels that contain various types of sensors and displays, as well as near field communication capabilities. These can be added to virtually any kind of product, including everything from clothing to food packaging. By joining that type of wireless labeling with Evrythng, the labeled items will be able to have their “identities” managed by the companies through the use of the Evrythng platform.

Niall Murphy, the head of Evrythng, by adding printed electronics capabilities, it allows companies to be able to fix the scalability and cost issues that are linked to connecting objects to the world wide web in order to achieve tracking and interaction abilities. Flexible and printed electronics are on their way in a considerable wave for enhancing connectivity and to allow companies and consumers to benefit from a range of additional uses through a method that is inexpensive and increasingly simple to manufacture.

This also means that through the use of barcodes and NFC technology, individuals will be able to use their smartphones in order to read the labels so that they can be connected to the features on the Evrythng cloud platform, allowing for everything from product tracking to helping to overcome counterfeiting.

Mobile payments technology from Coles brings high tech stickers into play

A new digital wallet has been launched by the store to let shoppers pay for purchases without cards.

Coles has now released their new mobile payments wallet service called Pay Tag, which is meant to allow people to purchase their groceries and collect reward points at the supermarket chain without having to bring any plastic cards with them to the checkout counter.

The mobile wallet has now been launched and is available to shoppers at the store who carry smartphones.

According to the grocery chain, this mobile payments is the first of its kind that was issued by a retailer to bring contactless smartphone technology and loyalty cards together into one service. The Coles Pay Tag can be used by all customers with the retailer’s credit card and a smartphone. Beyond paying for purchases, it also gives customers the chance to collect their FlyBuys points by tapping their smartphones on a reader device at the checkout counter.

Users can also use the mobile payments app to view their available credit, account balance, and other information.

Mobile Payments -ColesThe service also allows customers to gain access to the due date of their account’s bill, and their transaction history. They can view FlyBuys offers and activate them over their mobile devices, as well.

Although most contactless payment services based on tapping the device against a reader use NFC technology that is built into the phone. However, because the majority of smartphones are not near field communications enabled, Coles has taken a different route. They have simply contained the information in a sticker that the customer can attach to the back of her or her phone.

This way, even without enabled NFC technology within the device, its sticker can still be tapped against the reader and the mobile payments can be made at the checkout counter. That is all that is required when it comes to transactions under $100, whereas a four digit PIN must be entered in order to complete transactions that are greater than that amount. The retailer has already announced that if a tag has been fraudulently used, the customer will receive a reimbursement for that amount.