Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
Column:BLOG Time:2018-01-25

    RFID is the latest and most high-tech feature available on a security wristband.
   
The benefits of RFID technology for events is widely commented on. Eventbrite, a popular event ticketing company, does a great job of describing the benefits of RFID in this blog post.

    The three main applications of RFID technology for events are:

    1.Cashless Payments - With RFID, event attendees have the facility to pay for goods via an RFID wristband that can be pre-loaded with credit and topped-up or connected to a credit card.Food and beverage vendors use small contactless terminals that enable users to tap their RFID wristbands to activate and authenticate a purchase Using cashless payments at events can increase on-site spend by 35%

    2. Contactless Access Control - In this scenario, an RFID wristband can be used in place of a traditional printed concert ticket. Details like ticket type, name and access are stored on a back-end RFID system, and authenticated by tapping a wristband against a scanner.

    3. Brand Activation - Using RFID technology, event organisers are able to connect attendee's social media accounts with their event wristbands. Via digital photo booths fitted with RFID scanners, festival goers can do things like share their experience in real time without having to use their mobile phones.

    This provides event organisers with the ability to extend the promotion of their event beyond those attending, and in real time.

We work with industry leading RFID companies to help integrate our RFID wristbands technology at all kinds of events.

RFID technology can be embedded into all of our core wristband types, but is most commonly an additional feature of a fabric wristband.