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Badge RFID Uses

dtveraasdtveraas Registered User new member
I heard there were RFID enabled badges at PAX West but I never had to scan in my badge. I was wondering what other people's experiences were and when/where they had their badges scanned?


  • RavenHuskyRavenHusky Registered User regular
    The RFID was used for playing PAX XP this year. You registered your badges on, and there were various places around the convention that you could scan your badge to unlock the Arcadia story, as well as at the instant win cabinets.

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  • forbiddenvoidforbiddenvoid Cupertino, CARegistered User regular
    The eBay folks also used the RFID for their raffle, to make sure people weren't trying to enter more than once.

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson And they will tremble again at the sound of our silence.Registered User regular
    The RFID tag could apparently also be used for authentication. When I picked up my badges at Will-Call they scanned each one. Also noticed no more blacklights at the expo hall entrance since the badge doesn't have any holograms on it anymore.

    I doubt in the future you'll need to scan your badge to get into the expo hall (at least, I hope not: too impractical on this scale) but I'd guess there's other uses coming.

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  • SolelronSolelron Wandering Gamer Cornelius, ORRegistered User regular
    to be clear, these were not RFID. they were NFC. Its a subtle but noticeable difference. RFID is detectable at range. NFC is point blank.

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