RFID: What is it and why do you need it?

RFID: What is it and why do you need it?

Each year presents a new take on what’s hot and what’s not. In 2017 we saw the rise of the Fidget Spinner and the world was getting more and more health conscious by drinking from reusable bottles instead of throw away plastic bottles. In 2018 we predict that digital security will be a hot topic. We want to feel safe but most of all, we want to know we are safe from all kinds of threats. If you don’t already know the term RFID, than we advise you to read on.

 

What is RFID?

RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification and is used in tiny chips. They are all around us and these devices have almost limitless applications. From finding your keys to identifying your pet. This simple, small chip that is only fractionally bigger than a grain of rice, stores information that can be read using a suitable receiver or scanner. Most of us already know this technology in the form NFC or Near Field Communication and from the clothing tags that prevent shoplifting.

 

How RFID works

Simple. When a suitable ‘reader’ or ‘scanner’ is activated, it scans the nearby field and if a RFID chip is found, it reads the information and it can perform certain tasks. For instance, if your cat has this chip planted inside it, you can read its unique ID number to confirm the cat belongs to you.

Debit and credit cards also use this technology more and more. By scanning your card, you can make small transactions without entering your pin number and swiping your card. This is superfast and saves you time. So a lot of people use this function for paying. But unfortunately it’s not all good news.

 

Digital theft

A lot of banks operate under the same rules. You can make small payments, say up to €50,-, without entering your pin number. When paying bigger amounts via the RFID chip in your card, you need to enter your pin number. Sounds pretty safe right?

 

Think again. When someone uses a suitable payment terminal and finds your RFID debit card, he or she can withdraw money from your account without you finding out it happened. Of course these amounts are not enormous but a big irritation nonetheless. Things get worse when someone finds out your pin number. For instance, while they take a sneaky look when you pay for your groceries.

In that case, it’s possible to steal large amounts of money from your bank account and you will only find out when it’s too late. Luckily, there is a solution.

 

Case closed

More and more options are available to shield yourself from this problem. Of course you can simply disable the use of paying via RFID with your debit card. But given how easy it is to pay that way, it’s more ideal to combine safety with convenience.

 

There are two main option to choose from in that case. One is a wallet that shields the RFID signal. The other is a small case in which you can store your cards that also makes sure that the signal can’t be read by criminals. These are small, easy to use cases and offer a very inexpensive but secure countermeasure so you can enjoy all the comforts of wireless paying without the risks of others taking your money.

 

No case or suitable wallet near you at this moment? Then it is wise to carry your RFID enabled card deep in your wallet and not loose in your pocket so criminals have the worst chance of stealing from you while you go and find the proper protection.

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Do you want to guarantee a successful promotion? Promote your company, name or brand with corporate gifts from international top brands and you will have a real trump card in your hands.

Famous international top brands are favourites around the world. People tend to associate a brand item with durability, reliability and excellent quality; that is why brand items have added value. Your customers are familiar with the reputation and price of the brand item and therefore know the value of the gift they receive. In addition, brands and emotions are inextricably connected. Receiving a corporate gift is all about emotions.

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It’s spring! Are you ready for spring fever?

It’s spring! Are you ready for spring fever?

Jump into spring and get started promoting your company or brand. A new spring offers new possibilities. Cast both your customer AND your company in the best possible light. Giving a gift helps you do this. Our new spring brochure full of promotional gifts has now been launched. Haven’t received yours yet? Please order your free copy and be inspired.

Head into spring with colourful promotion
The spring lends itself exceptionally well to colourful promotions. You no doubt have plans for a spring or summer promotion. Open-air events, outdoor activities and sports events have once again been planned. Visits to open houses at garden centres, camping supply shops and travel fairs are favourites. The health care sector focuses a great deal on ‘International Nurses Day’ and many companies and organisations are choosing a date to hold an open house. The catering sector is also profiting from this. That makes it a perfect time to showcase yourself!

Tangible advertising? A good investment in a successful promotion!
Are you ready for spring fever? IGO-POST has fun items that will fit perfectly with your promotion. With a highlighter in the shape of a flower, a flower pen or scented candles, you give a little bit of springtime to your customer. You can also present yourself in a surprising way with a fun gift bearing a striking full-colour print. For these prices, there is no need to hesitate. Click here to view the many possibilities.

Will you choose for creativity?
In our collection, you will find a wooden birdhouse that is just begging to be decorated. Great fun to use as part of a spring promotion. Whether it is a painting business, a real estate agency or after-school childcare facility, this plain wood birdhouse can be used for many purposes and original promotions. The birdhouse comes with water watercolour paint and paintbrush. Your logo? We can print it on the front where it is clearly visible.

Do you have some free time? Be sure to be there!
In our popular Smartphone & Tablet Accessories category, you will find striking items that are perfect for spring. View the handy Selfie Stick, Waterproof phone case or wireless mini speaker. With a print of your logo, you will be seen for many months in your client’s free time.

Visit our web shop and select your eye catcher!

Do you have questions or do you want advice? We would be happy to help you.
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Boost your promotion with a colourful print

Boost your promotion with a colourful print

New, revolutionary techniques, modern equipment and more ready knowledge allow for the development and application of new printing techniques. That continuously creates more and more possibilities to turn promotional items into true eye-catchers: attention grabbing, colourful and hip.

Colourful, full-colour prints are in
Demand for corporate gifts with a full-colour print has been gaining momentum for quite some time. Understandable. A full-colour print is striking and immediately grabs your attention. A full-colour print turns a seemingly insignificant item into an exceptionally surprising gift. Photos leave nothing to the imagination and with an original design you can address your target group directly. We can print your full-colour design in high resolution on a wide range of our items.

Being creative with colour
There are more possibilities than you think. Convert a boring black & white bag into a bag with a flower or snake print. High-resolution photos of fruit and vegetables turn your bag into a source of inspiration for a healthy lifestyle. Do you want a bag in a colour that is not available or a shocking purple bag with yellow polka dots? No problem, we can print the bags in any colour you want.

Full-colour print: surprisingly inexpensive
Now, you are probably thinking: “Nice, but what is that going to cost me?” Good news: a full-colour print is not as expensive as you would think. The price of many of our items includes printing and one-time set-up costs. That makes it all the more attractive to choose a gift with a full-colour print. Head to our web shop and feel free to compare the prices of our items with a single or multi-colour print with the prices of items with a full-colour print. As an example, check out the price of the Mini Tool Key Ring with a single-colour print and with a full-colour print. You will be surprised.

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Recognisable promotion

If you want a promotional item or corporate gift with a full-colour print, it is worthwhile opting for an item that includes a high-resolution full-colour print. Of course, you can also add your logo or catchy slogan to the item. Do you want an immediately recognisable promotion in your own style or corporate identity? Do you want to be certain that your promotion is successful? Do you want your gift to be a real eye-catcher? Go for colourful promotion! The possibilities are endless.

If you have any questions or want more information about the possibilities of full colour printing, feel free to contact us. We are happy to help you!

Tel: 1850 812 813
Email: sales@igopost.ie
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