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Identiv makes products more intelligent International Security Journal

Identiv, Inc. has announced that the company is expanding its partnership with Les Bouchages Delage to provide Internet of Things (IoT)-ready solutions for near field communication (NFC)-connected bottles in the wine and spirit industry. Identiv and Les Bouchages Delage originally partnered while collaborating with an intelligent NFC bottle cap for any luxury cognac brand. Now, the two information mill expanding their partnership by equipping a multitude of Les Bouchages Delage cap designs with Identiv's NFC technology.

While partnering on the luxury cognac project, Identiv and Les Bouchages Delage incorporated a contactless NFC tag in to the cork stopper of decanters. By tapping their mobile device to the cork, individuals are in a position to register their purchase and be a member of a personal club providing exclusive content, unique experiences, and personalised services. The expanded partnership forwards and backwards companies will now apply the same intelligent technology to a greater selection of Les Bouchages Delage bottle caps.

Identiv is promoting a custom NFC tag design that fulfils a number of unique bottle cap requirements, including high-performance in complex metal environments, maximum durability and readability by both Apple iOS and Android cellular devices at a small tag size and 100% tested, secured, encoded and locked variable data.

As an expert in closure design and production, Les Bouchages Delage has provided probably the most reliable industrial production process for tag embedding, ensuring maximum rf identification (RFID) performance and luxury-brand qc.

“Forty billion devices is going to be connected to the IoT by 2020,” said Stephane Ardiley, Identiv Director of Product Management. “Identiv's expanded partnership with Les Bouchages Delage meets the increasing demands of consumers in this NFC-enabled world; people expect to connect with products in new ways, and thru this partnership, we're strengthening our resolve for consumer engagement, asset tracking and authentication within the IoT.”

“We saw a tremendous reaction to the intelligent corks within the luxury cognac project,” said Christian Delage, Les Bouchages Delage CEO. “Les Bouchages Delage is expanding its partnership with Identiv to apply this same intelligent technology to the complete line of customisable bottle caps to meet the increasing consumer demand for IoT-connected products. Identiv's tag designs meet each unique requirement in the wine and spirits industry and the team shares our vision for truly trustworthy product authentication.”

Identiv's complete portfolio of NFC-enabled solutions includes a catalogue of transponders compatible with NFC Forum, created for contactless transactions and connecting electronic devices having a simple tap-and-go model. Shop Identiv's RFID and NFC portfolio at shop.identiv.com.