inLogic Announces RFID Pilot Solution for Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium Shark Bytes Exhibit

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inLogic today announced the success of a RFID solution for the Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium. The solution is designed to create personalized and participatory experiences through the use of RFID readers and antennas positioned throughout the exhibit. Visitors will receive a reusable RFID badge that will track their movements and trigger different multi-media responses at selected stations.

inLogic, a leading provider of RFID middleware and software solutions, today announced the success of a RFID pilot solution it has developed for the Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium.

In order to educate visitors about RFID technology, the Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium will be employing RFID to create personalized and participatory experiences in the upcoming Shark Bytes exhibit. Upon entering the exhibit, visitors will receive a reusable badge with an embedded RFID chip designating them as predator (one of several shark species) or prey. A series of RFID readers and antennas positioned throughout the gallery will track visitors movements through the exhibit, generating real-time dispersion patterns of how many visitors are currently at each station within the exhibit. The exhibit traffic will also be logged, providing the Museum insight into which stations receive the least amount of traffic and may need to be replaced.

The RFID badges will also trigger different multi-media responses at selected stations, providing visitors with clues as to their predator or prey identity. For example, one station might present visitors with food options, allowing them to see what they could and could not eat, and where they might be on the food chain. Other stations will provide insights concerning specific predatory abilities (e.g. concealment, stealth, speed, sensory abilities).

The solution is being developed using inLogic’s RFConnect.NET RFID middleware framework and Alien Technology’s readers, antennas, and tags. RFConnect.NET manages and monitors the readers, and manages events that are triggered as RFID badges are read. These events trigger the interactive multi-media responses and log visitor traffic at each station. The Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium has requested a grant for the Shark Bytes exhibit, and the application will be incorporated into the exhibit upon receipt of the grant award.

“With all of the hype around suppliers implementing RFID solutions to meet retailer mandates, it’s nice to find viable uses for the technology outside of the supply chain. The solution is not only an innovative RFID solution based on the Microsoft .NET platform, it demonstrates the potential uses of RFID outside of the supply chain. It also has the opportunity to educate visitors about emerging RFID technology, and hopefully will help diminish some of the public’s privacy concerns.” commented Scott Porter, inLogic’s President.

About inLogic

inLogic is an Alien Technology partner and Microsoft Certified Partner that designs and builds RFID software solutions based on the Microsoft platform. In addition to implementing RFID solutions for supply chain oriented companies, inLogic specializes in developing custom RFID solutions for niche markets that can also benefit from the technology. inLogic’s solution offering is based on their RFConnect.NET RFID middleware framework, which is built on the Microsoft .NET platform. The framework manages RFID devices and allows users to define complex workflow events. It is designed to accelerate the development and implementation of RFID solutions on the Microsoft platform. http://www.inlogic.com

About The Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium

The Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium, founded in 1949, is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. The Museum is a recipient of the National Award for Museum Service by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Major operating support for the Museum is received from Miami-Dade County Mayor, Board of County Commissioners, Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Cultural Affairs Council; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; and the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Arts Council. http://www.miamisci.org

For more information, visit http://www.inlogic.com or call 770-427-0102.

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