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Friday, March 10, 2006

These Cell Phones Open Doors

Add house keys to the list of objects your cell phone can replace. Japan's NTT Business Associates Ltd. is piloting a system called MoCaCa (Mobile Communication and Control for Comfortable Areas), a security infrastructure that uses RFID chips embedded in cell phones and wallets to activate electronic door locks. The oft-predicted capability will be initially deployed in two new apartment complexes in Tokyo.

Sources: RFID in Japan, Smart Mobs