iCarte turns iPod in to RFID Reader

icarte-sgiCarte is a new accessory built for the iPhone that allows it to use near field communications or RFID. The application that you install on your iPhone allows you to configure your iPhone as an e-wallet to make contactless payments. As well as being able to send information to another device, the iCarte is also capable of reading information.

By connecting the iPhone up to an office network, either over 3G or Wi-Fi, you are able to scan other RFID items and do instant tracking on a company database for perhaps security access control, document tracking and asset tracking to name a few things.

The iCarte¢ operates at 13.56MHz and supports a wide range of ISO14443A/B and ISO15693 tags including NXP MIFARE and I-CODE SLI, Texas Instrument Tag-it¢ HF-I, etc. The iCarte¢ is capable of peer to peer communications utilizing NFCIP-1 and ISO 18092 standards and the embedded secure access module (SAM) is compliant with JCOP operating system. The iCarte¢ works with iPhone 3G and 3GS with OS version 3.0 or higher and has a mini-USB connector that can be used to charge the iPhone and sync with iTunes.

More details available at WDI. Via: SlashGear

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