Why Type to Check-in When an RFID Tag Can Do It For You?

Why type anything to make a check when an RFID tag can automate the process for you. That’s the idea behind VIP passes with embedded RFID chips being handed out by Mercedes at the PGA Championship in Atlanta.

Mercedes Provides RFID Facebook Checkins at PGA Championship (Mashable)

A one-time registration setup is made using an iPad. From then on, the pass with its embedded RFID checks in the user at Mercedes kioks where the car can be “Liked” on Facebook.

This is similar to the NFC enabled Google Places check-in that seems to have disappeared from the radar.


Video courtesy of ODINtechnologies

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