Topaz Takes Centre Stage at WIMA

Innovision Research & Technologys Topaz NFC (Near Field Communications) tags will play a central role at WIMA 2010 the 4th Global NFC Business & Technical Developers Summit which brings together industry leaders, NFC developers, standards bodies and research and academic institutions. Innovision is also an official sponsor of the event, which takes place on 20-22 April at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.
This year, Topaz tags will be integral to the overall WIMA experience, which includes a range of interactive smart posters around the WIMA venue. In addition, Topaz tag sample kits will be provided to NFC Forum Global Competition entrants. The competition runs in conjunction with WIMA, and is designed to encourage creative and innovative developments in NFC technology. 
Its interesting to see how far NFC has come since we provided our tags to the very first NFC Competition winners back in 2007, says Innovision VP Marketing, Stephen Graham. Understanding of NFC technology has evolved and the competition has quickly evolved with it, to the extent that the entries are becoming increasingly advanced, wide-ranging and relevant in all aspects of life.
In previous years, the NFC Forum Global Competition has generated a raft of innovative entries incorporating Topaz tags, like the Seeingeyephone, developed by VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, and aimed at the visually impaired. This years submissions include mobile couponing, healthcare, building access and security, retail merchandising, online user authentication, nutrition management, gaming, online banking and support for the disabled.