As the summer season kicks off, so have the huge music festivals. With large music festivals come the unfortunate reality of wristbands to help regulate the overwhelming crowds of attendees. Organizers of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival have came up with a more efficient solution: RFID chips.
RFID stands for Radio-Frequency Identification. The acronym refers to small electronic devices that consist of a small chip and an antenna. The RFID device serves the same purpose as a bar code or a magnetic strip on the back of a credit card or ATM card; it provides a unique identifier for that object. And, just as a bar code or magnetic strip must be scanned to get the information.
The tech in the wristbands at Bonnaroo will help organizers keep track of attendees by giving each person a unique code that ensures that it belongs to them. The chips are scanned as people enter and leave the camp grounds and act as a deterrent to theft as the RFID chips can be disabled on the fly if they are reported lost or stolen.
What other uses can you think of for RFID technology?
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