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    GoToTags raises $300,000

    September 4th, 2015

    US-based Internet of Things (IoT) specialist GoToTags has raised US$300,000 in funding from Mucker Capital to expand its sales and marketing operations. “GoToTags has now enabled millions of NFC tags on its platform and has serviced over 15,000 IoT deployments,” the company says. “These projects include smart railways, agricultural tracking systems, NFC medical records, interactive museums and even an NFC voting system.”

    Netherlands museum deploys beacons

    June 17th, 2015

    The Groninger Museum in the Netherlands has deployed beacons to send information about its exhibitions directly to a visitor’s smartphone running the museum’s mobile app, developed by startup Tapme Media. The implementation follows a successful pilot of the technology that lasted for a year. “It’s a fantastic addition to our presentation,” says the museum’s Andreas Blühm.

    Cooper Hewitt museum visitors to use NFC pens to interact with multi-touch display tables

    December 17th, 2014

    Visitors to the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York are to be given the opportunity to use an NFC pen to interact with a range of NFC-enabled multi-touch display tables, enabling them to… More

    Welsh museum tests iBeacons

    October 17th, 2014

    The National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon, Wales, is using Bluetooth beacons to let visitors discover more about the collections on show on their mobile devices. The National Museum of Wales is testing the technology in partnership with People’s Collection Wales and app developer Locly. The move follows a successful first trial at the National Slate Museum in Llanberis.

    Graceland uses Bluetooth beacons to guide Elvis fans

    September 4th, 2014

    Graceland, the former home of Elvis Presley and now a major tourist attraction, is offering every visitor the use of an iPad that works in conjunction with Bluetooth beacons placed around the Memphis mansion to… More

    NFC brings statues to life in London and Manchester

    August 22nd, 2014

    Visitors to the UK cities of London and Manchester can now interact via NFC with 35 high-profile statues that have been given a voice by actors, comedians and writers, including Patrick Stewart, Jeremy Paxman and Hugh… More

    IEEE tests beacons

    June 3rd, 2014

    The IEEE is using Bluetooth beacons to guide visitors around the International Microwave Symposium being held this week in Tampa, Florida. Attendees running the show’s mobile apps for Android and iOS will be able to guide themselves through the RF and microwave historical exhibit and the Bluetooth Low Energy beacons will trigger descriptions of the artifacts being viewed.

    Korean art show picks NFC

    July 25th, 2013

    An exhibition at Seoul’s Savina Museum of Contemporary Art is to use NFC to allow visitors to download high definition images, delve into the stories behind each photograph and write and share reviews on Facebook…. More

    Korean museum offers NFC visitors guide

    November 15th, 2012

    The National Museum of Korea is testing an NFC-based guide service. Visitors can download pictures of exhibits and get further information by reading NFC tags located near each item with an Android smartphone. They can also… More

    Telecom Italia begins NFC pilot in Milan

    October 23rd, 2012

    Participants in the trial can use their NFC phones on Milan’s public transport network, in around 1,000 stores and to access interactive information services. More

    Krakow gallery tags exhibits

    February 24th, 2012

    Visitors to an art gallery at the National Museum in Krakow, Poland, can use NFC smartphones to access extra information about exhibits by touching nearby NFC tags. Patrons can use their own NFC handsets or… More

    Museum of London adds NFC

    August 16th, 2011

    Visitors to the museum can find out more about particular exhibits, access vouchers, book tickets and connect via social media. More