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Brunch Bytes - Get Ahead With Mobile Contactless Technology (Lancaster)

InfoLab21, Lancaster University

Thursday, February 17, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (GMT)

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This event is part of the Brunch Bytes programme of technical workshops, aimed at digital and creative companies across the Northwest. The series is running parallel at both Lancaster University's InfoLab21 and Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus. To view the entire programme go to:

Brunch Bytes



NB. To be eligible to attend this free event you should be from a northwest SME from the digital and creative sector. Priority will be given to Northwest based SMEs from the digital and creative sectors. Places can only be guaranteed to companies booked onto 3 or more workshops.


Mobile Contactless Technology

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is being widely used across various industries and, along with NFC (Near Field Communication), will certainly feature in future technological developments. Current uses include transportation payments, product tracking, animal identification and passports. A further potential use of this technology is to replace barcodes at store checkouts; deducting payment automatically for the items being purchased without the need for cashiers or scanning (this would also make stealing extremely challenging!).

This workshop involves industry expert and leading InfoLab21 academic Dr. Reuben Edwards discussing the latest trends in mobile RFID and NFC. Be prepared to get your hands dirty-bring a laptop and learn how to develop innovative applications.


Why attend and what will you get out of it?

  • Learn how to develop applications with this technology
  • Uncover ways to exploit NFC capabilities within your business
  • Become aware of future uses of this technology and plan ahead
  • Discover how this technology is being used in devices made by Nokia, Sagem, Samsung and Google
  • NFC is rumoured to be included in the new iPhone5 and is likely to be the 'new technology on the block' in the mobile industry-watch this space!



Dr. Reuben Edwards

Dr. Reuben Edwards is Lecturer in Mangement Infomation Systems and M-Commerce at Lancaster University. He has been at the forefront of innovative multimedia application development for over ten years and is renowned for his extensive knowledge of development environments across all platforms. Many of Reuben's research projects employ novel uses of technologies such as RFID, NFC, Bluetooth, Flash Lite, Qt, Maemo, MeeGo (software development platforms) using the iPhone and Android platforms. Reuben was also selected as one of 50 most talented mobile developers in the world (from a community of over 2 million) to be a founding Forum Nokia Champion since 2007.



10:00 - Registration and refreshments

10:30 - Dr. Reuben Edwards, InfoLab21 - Get Ahead With Contactless Mobile Technology

11:30 - Q & A

12:00 - Lunch and networking

13:00 - Close


Please contact Carolyn Hayes c.hayes2@lancaster.ac.uk or 01524 510465 if you have any problems with registering.


ISTEP at InfoLab21
This event is supported by InfoLab21 as part of  ISTEP's regional events programme.



Support for BusinessISTEP is a project designed to indentify and support interactions between the North West’s Digital and Creative industries and InfoLab21’s Departments of Computing and Communication Systems, directly helping businesses to collaborate with the 270+ strong research community at InfoLab21.

ISTEP is delivered under the “Innovation, Advice and Guidance” product, part of the Government’s Solutions for Business portfolio, a highly targeted, publically funded suit of products and services offering solutions to real business needs.

More about ISTEP


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Lancaster University
LA1 4WA Lancaster
United Kingdom

Thursday, February 17, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (GMT)

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InfoLab21, Lancaster University

InfoLab21 is Lancaster University's world-class ICT Centre of Excellence.
It is a well equipped, high-tech environment providing ICT support for businesses, business incubation facilities, ICT education & training, and research & development.

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