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Surface Labs adds NFC to interactive bar

Surface Labs International's SLI-De 180 interactive bar

Multi-touch display specialist Surface Labs International (SLI) is demonstrating an NFC-enabled interactive bar at Mobile World Congress 2013.

The bar counter is equipped with 3D projectors and tracking equipment to give an interactive experience that can include visual effects, videos and web pages. “The interactive bar is perfect for bars and clubs,” says SLI. “It is also brilliant for exhibitions, product launches and parties.”

A video shows the Estonia-based company’s existing SLI-De 180 model in action:

The next generation unit on display this week also incorporates an NFC payment solution, developed with mobile network operator EMT, that demonstrates how customers can order drinks from the bar — or, in a retail context, choose services provided by a mobile operator — and pay for them by just placing their NFC phone on the countertop.

Surface Labs International can be found on the Enterprise Estonia exhibit in Hall 8.1, at stand C40.

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