Hackathon focused on RFID, NFC and BLE mash-ups adds business and technology solutions provider of innovative, easy-to-use point-of-action solutions
November 5, 2015, Dallas, Texas — TrackHack™: The Proximity ID Hackathon, the world’s first and only hackathon focused exclusively on proximity technologies like radio frequency identification (RFID), near field communication (NFC) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), announced today the addition of Serialio.com as a Silver sponsor for its new, global hackathon series focused on proximity ID technology solutions.
Along with partner Flomio, AccelerateNFC created TrackHack: The Proximity ID Hackathon to address the cross-over and interconnection among various proximity technologies used for mobile solutions. These technologies — RFID, NFC, BLE — are the basis of proximity ID solutions and will play a pivotal role in the Internet of Things (IoT). Serialio.com’s mobile-based, point-of-action solutions leveraging these proximity ID technologies are used in almost every industry. Serialio.com provides turn-key NFC, RFID, and barcode solutions, as well as sub-systems to use with existing solutions. The idChamp RS3 NFC readers, have Bluetooth Smart, SPP, and HID modes. Bluetooth Smart (aka BLE) allows apps on iOS with two-way communication with NFC engine without needing to be MFi (Made For iOS) compliant.
As mobile becomes even more pervasive, so does the demand for creative mash-ups of these proximity-based technologies. TrackHack is the first ever proximity ID technology event where hackers and developers can access ALL proximity ID tech and do what they do best: create, innovate and disrupt. The hackathon focuses on solutions addressing security, marketing and advertising, social interactions, gaming, mobile payments, as well as track and trace. Participants will compete for cash and prizes and winners will be invited to join the next AccelerateNFC class, a competitive program where selected companies participate in an intensive 12-week mentoring program designed to provide access to resources normally beyond the reach of early stage companies.
“We welcome Serialio.com’s support of TrackHack,” said Robert Sabella, co-founder and CEO of AccelerateNFC. “Serialio has delivered tens of thousands of successful, mobile-based, point-of-action solutions. Developers will have access to some of the best proximity ID hardware on the market. And Serialio.com’s expertise in sensor solutions for retail, hospitality and events, healthcare, the mobile workforce and more will benefit the hackers and developers working on their own innovative solutions.”
Dave Boydston, president and founder of Serialio.com, stated “TrackHack will be an exciting opportunity for developers to innovate unique Bluetooth NFC apps for Android, iOS, and many other platforms, using the idChamp RS3 Bluetooth Smart (BLE) mobile RFID reader. The RS3 HSE is the world’s only NFC reader to communicate reads simultaneously to two separate Bluetooth host devices.”
Current TrackHack sponsors and supporting organizations include: Interact Ventures, NFC Forum, NFC Bootcamp, Blue Bite, RFID 24/7, RAIN RFID, U Grok It, HID Global, Omni-ID, Skute, Cellotape, University of Texas Dallas, with more joining regularly.
Registration is now open for TrackHack, November 20-22, 2015, in London at London Campus, a Google Space, and March 11-13, 2016, in Austin. Join in the hack and win cash and prizes. Visit www.trackhack.org for more details and to register for this exciting hackathon.
— ABOUT —
About AccelerateNFC (www.acceleratenfc.com ) — AccelerateNFC is a technology-specific, idea incubator/seed accelerator for high potential companies in the Proximity ID space. Accelerate NFC focuses on near field communication (NFC) and other proximity ID technologies like Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). We bring industry expertise, mentors, resources and funding to those companies who are ready to take their ideas and products to the next level. Up to five selected companies will participate in an intensive 12-week mentoring program designed to provide access to resources normally beyond the reach of start-up or early stage companies.
About Flomio (www.flomio.com ) — Disney’s Magic Band™ proximity ID technology revolutionized their theme park business. Companies eager to “Disney-fy” their businesses without their own team of imagineers and billions to invest turn to Flomio, imagineers for the rest of us. Flomio creates proximity ID solutions that help enterprise clients and developers cross the chasm to Internet 3.0, the Internet of Things (IoT). Founded by industry leader Richard Grundy and funded by TechStars, Flomio is fundamentally changing the way people engage with the spaces around them by making the physical digital. Soon, 50 billion devices will regularly connect to the internet. Flomio’s platform empowers enterprise customers and developers to create applications that communicate with these devices. The future is ubiquitous connectivity. The future is Flomio.
About Serialio (www.serialio.com) — For over 23 years, Serialio.com has been delivering easy-to-use business and technology solutions backed by passionate customer support. Serialio.com delivers turn-key mobile solutions on the CLOUD-IN-HAND® Mobile Solution Framework, also providing hardware and NFC, UHF GEN2, and Proximity badges, tags and inlays.