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Different Uses of NFC Tapping

ESLs with Near Frequency Communication abilities can be used for different businesses and purposes.

What is NFC?

Near Field Communication (NFC) is another type of wireless communication almost similar to RFID and Bluetooth communication. It allows communication between two electronic devices close to each other using what is called an NFC chip. The NFC chip operates as one part of a wireless link. SOLUM’s Newton labels are built with this chip which enables our electronic shelf labels (ESL) to have what is called an NFC Tapping feature, which can be very useful in more ways than one.

Using NFC Tapping for cashless payments

One of the uses of NFC tapping is cashless payment in-store. Retailers can let shoppers have cashless payment transactions with NFC-enabled tags and shelf labels. A shopper can walk into a retail store and pay for the goods just by holding their phone near the NFC-enabled ESL to use Google Pay or Apple Pay in paying the amount due. This helps reduce the waiting line in cashier queues, making retail operations faster and increasing customer satisfaction.

Using NFC Tapping for hotel service

Newton’s NFC-tapping capabilities were initially marketed to hotels in response to the health measures the hospitality industry needed to comply with when the pandemic happened. But there are other benefits of NFC-tapping to hotel operations. Another use of NFC tapping is hotel room security. As Newton labels are virtually available everywhere, they can be placed beside the door as hotel room signage that can also serve as smart locks that can only be opened by room key cards.

Using NFC for Workplace Communication

With Newton, employees working in large-scale facilities will be able to check-in at their current location effortlessly and record their time spent working more accurately. Task reporting will also be easier as they can easily tap the tags as they move from one workstation to the next. This method also reduces the chances of error that manual logging often has.


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