Store Electronic Systems (Euronext: SESL, FR0010282822, eligible for SME Share Savings Plan), the leading supplier of Electronic Shelf Labels (ESL) for large-scale food and non-food retailers, has announced a world first: Intermarché has marked a milestone in the instore digital revolution by offering a completely new shopping experience to consumers in the brand new Intermarché at Issy-les-Moulineaux, close to Paris. If you have a bluetooth compatible car radio or headset in your car, then an NFC tag will certainly make your life easier. By having an NFC tags on your keychain, you can save battery while you’re on the go without the need of Wi-Fi, for example. “An NFC label in your wallet or event badge can erase that risk by containing your emergency business card” ready to be scanned by others. If you’re using Tasker to automate actions on your phone you can use NFC tags to trigger some of your tasks. Place an NFC tag in your living room or near the entrance, which gives your friends instant access to your Wi-Fi without revealing your password.
The close proximity an NFC device needs to have with the tag makes it impossible for strangers to connect to it from outside the house. Besides being able to lock and unlock your door with an CXJ NFC tag or device you can also control the lock with your smartphone ( iOS & Android ) from anywhere in the world. The NFC Ring comes at a very reasonable base price of £22 ($36 / 26€) and shipping to all Kickstarter backers has just started.
“Schools and universities can use NFC label to supply students with special hidden” information. One great example for an educational use of NFC is the Central College Nottingham in the UK On its campus, many NFC touch points are placed close to different objects to make it easier for foreign language students to learn English. Although it makes a lot of sense to use NFC tags in education, I admit that using them to learn a new language in your spare time does not really make sense.
Bars, restaurants, hairdressers and similar businesses can use NFC label to promote their business and increase customer satisfaction. Restaurants and bars could use NFC tag stickers on tables which send some sort of signal, saying that a customer needs a waiter or wants to have the bill. They failed to mention that in order for guests to get access to your WiFi using the tag, they also need to have the NFC Tag Launcher app installed on their phone.
But I’d imagine it’s possible, how ever I doubt turning on by NFC is possible since the device (obviously) is off so it won’t emit power to the tag. It all depends what you do with it. A few of the commonly cited things you can do with an NFC tag do seem a bit overkill from just simply doing them manually. You could have a NFC tag hidden on your desk somewhere and you could discretely place your phone on the tag.