RFID in your Mobile
Dow Jones Newswire reports this morning that Nokia will be the first manufacturer to include RFID chips in their mobile phones. Dow Jones quotes Gerhard Roman, head of marketing and sales for RFID at Nokia:
The GreenSheet has news on how this RFID chip can be used by consumers. Nokia, Visa International, and mobile operators in South Korea, Japan, and Finland are cooperating in trials which allow consumers to use their RFID enabled phones to identify themselves for ATM and credit card transactions.
"This technology enables instant corporate data capture and shows measurable productivity improvements," Roman said. In customer trials in various industries, productivity improvements became evident in six to nine months, he said.
Roman gave as an example the security industry, where guards have to file reports. Using the RFID-enabled phones, guards can simply touch the device to a tag at points along their patrol routes, which will automatically file location and time information, he said.
"This immediately increases productivity as the guard is spending less time filing paper reports and more time guarding," Roman said. Other industries could use the technology to send invoices automatically by touching the tag, reducing the need for paper-based records.