IoT Enabled, NFC Solution Reduces Tampering of Wine and Spirit Bottles

NXP Semiconductors and GCL Technologies, have developed the industry’s first fully integrated and mass scalable Near Field Communication (NFC) tamper evident closure solution dedicated to the wine and spirits industry. The new solution will be part of Guala’s Internet-of-Closures (IoC) smart family products which feature NFC tamper evident closures to protect brands and enable advanced anti-counterfeiting and tamper-proofing. Additionally, brand owners can have direct engagement with consumers - with a simple tap, consumers can learn more about the beverage in question, such as its provenance, a cocktail recipe or reviews, and after opening can extend the dialogue to access exclusive VIP offers, loyalty rewards and more.

According to Vandagraf International, by 2026, over 5.5 billion wine and spirit closures will be enabled to interact automatically via the internet.

The innovative NFC closure is powered by the NTAG 213 Tag Tamper technology. The NTAG 213 Tag Tamper features an ECC-based originality signature (including an option for a brand unique signature), tamper detection with once-opened status, current status awareness for dual-state applications, and unique on-chip URL creation. Detection of an unauthorized product opening is made possible with a simple tap of any mobile NFC device, with no application needed.

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