Wireless Enabled Granite Solves Problem of No Headstone for Green Burial

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The leading feature of the product is its ability to provide the geographic location of the burial site by one touch of a compatible cell phone against the stones surface.

Only a tiny percentage of families even know about green burial at this point.

Objecs®, the owner of the RosettaStone brand of memorial products, has introduced a one pound granite obelisk for use in green burial memorials where traditionally no headstone is present.

The stone obelisk is made from a solid block of premium black granite and sized for shelf or desktop placement. The leading feature of the product is its ability to provide the geographic location of the burial site by one touch of a compatible cell phone against the stones surface.

The stone seamlessly integrates Near Field Communication (NFC) components including a single microchip requiring no maintenance and no battery. The new product uses the same long-term data archive method and file format as existing RosettaStone products.

The Obelisk is the third consumer product in as many years that uses the company's patent pending integration method of NFC and the granite family of natural stone.

"Only a tiny percentage of families even know about green burial at this point, but those that do are quite passionate about the environmental choice they make, even to the point of last wish, said John Bottorff, General Manager of Objecs. Regardless of burial choice, our products are designed to provide more than a name and a date to future generations upon discovery."

A green burial is one that has minimal impact on the environment. The practice is typically void of chemicals and non-decomposing materials such as a headstone, steel casket and concrete grave liner in favor of wood and other natural materials. A green burial site may have more in common with a nature preserve than a traditional cemetery, but are far less common in North America and Europe than traditional cemetery plots.

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