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Estonian National Museum Deploys RFID-Controlled Informational Signage
- Nov 24, 2016 -

Estonian National Museum Deploys RFID-Controlled Informational Signage

At its new home near the city of Tartu, the Estonian National Museum has installed more than 600 RFID-enabled signs produced by Taiwan-based E Ink. Each museum visitor is provided with an RFID-enabled card that prompts the display of exhibit-related information in his or her chosen language.
Currently, the options are limited to Estonian, English (spoken mostly by foreigners, who comprise roughly 5 percent of the visitors) and Russian (spoken by Estonia's large Russian minority). However, the museum hopes to soon add additional languages, such as Finnish, Latvian, French, Italian and possibly German. Visitors can pick up the cards—made with NXP Semiconductors Icode SLIX 13.56 MHz RFID chips complying with the Near Field Communication (NFC) Type 5 and ISO 15693 standards—at the museum's entrance and return them when they leave.

To view information in their chosen language, visitors can place a museum-provided RFID card in close proximity to a sign.

 

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