Wednesday, August 23, 2006

RFID Physical World Connection From Nokia

One of the concerns I have with physical world connection being adopted is, what will the hyperlink of choice be first?

Will it be a 2d code, 1d code or RFID tag?

Looks like RFID tags could leapfrog 2d codes as the preferred physical world hyperlink.

Mobile ticketing that uses RFID phones


Manchester City will become the first football club in England to offer entry to its stadium using radio frequency-enabled (RF) mobile phones when it plays Arsenal this weekend.

The club has provided a small group of volunteers with near-field communication phones with embedded RF chips, and will make them generally available at Christmas.

Fans can use the phones to download tickets, open turnstiles when they pass the device over the reader, purchase merchandise and store electronic money.

Fans can already enter the ground using RFID smartcards. Those wanting to take advantage of the mobile service will have to upgrade their phones to an RF-enabled Nokia device supplied by Man City

Fans can use the phones to download tickets, open turnstiles when they pass the device over the reader, purchase merchandise and store electronic money.

Won't these applications provide greater value than price comparison?

1 comment:

Timo Arnall said...

Just as with 2D codes we'll have to wait a while before this becomes usable. At the moment any RF-enabled phones outside of Asia are just too clunky.