RFID in Libraries

8/4/2004

Nokia releases cell phone RFID reader

Filed under: — Laura @ 5:06 pm

Remember that tidbit I wrote about Nokia developing a RFID-enabled mobile phone? The first product has been released. The Guardian reports that you can now use a cover for the Nokia 5140 phone which contains a tag reader.

The reader works on the 1356MHz frequency –hey! that’s the one used by library applications. A cell phone reader would be cheaper than ones currently offered by the library automation vendors. The code for the phone reader is written in Java so developers can create their own applications. I wonder how long it will take an enterprising vendor to create a library app? (or for unauthorized access by patrons weilding cell phone tag readers)

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