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Friday, March 20, 2015

Thinfilm NFC Bottle Labels

The use of RFID to replace bar codes always run into the fact that packaging forms are so variable. Here is an interesting example.in RFID Journal.    " ... Printed electronics company Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced a Near Field Communication (NFC) sensor tag known as OpenSense, a product designed for use on bottles to authenticate a bottle's contents, or to indicate (when read) if its seal has been broken. The "smart bottle" tag (slated for commercial launch during the third quarter of this year) will be displayed in prototype version by Thinfilm and Diageo, a maker of alcoholic beverages that assisted in the tag's development. The two companies will demonstrate a "smart bottle" of Johnnie Walker Blue Label with the OpenSense label attached to its cap and bottle at the Mobile World Conference, being held on Mar. 2-5 in Barcelona. ... " 

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