Ever wished you could expand your social network with a wave of the hand, or view a timeline of people you’ve added to your network? Collect and exchange digital content off-line; POKEN® utilises Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to digitally exchange your contact details, or collect digital content that’s stored in special stickers called “tags” by just touching them. POKEN® makes networking simple and creates an engaging experience for people to collect promotional literature at events.
Touch it: digitally exchange contact details with other people, collect digital information offline (e.g. PDFs, presentations, brochures, videos, demos, animation, links).
Get it: connect your Poken® to the USB port on your computer, create an account on the memberHUB and synchronise your device to have access to all documents and contact details collected.
Share it: collect your contacts and digital files on a timeline, download them to Outlook, Salesforce, or another format. Keep your profile updated wit your social networks and share yor experience with others.
A number of technical challenges had to be overcome in order to design, develop and manufacture a small, battery operated, wireless device for secure communication over very short distances, i.e.
low operating voltage & power consumption
USB support on a small device (limited number of processors with full speed USB)
MSD on-the-fly content generation
compatibility with PC Mass Storage Device (MSD) specifications
strong encryption algorithm used with small embedded processor
software development with customer
components selected for low price, high volume and quick delivery
standard SMD design using relaxed component size and pitch to simplify production
test concept developed for high volume production
single design for fast prototype production and small production volumes which could also be used for large volumes to avoid the need for a re-design
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