PHOENIX , Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Objecs, a technology company specializing in the exchange of digital information between people and objects, has developed a new group of technology enhanced memorial products that make it possible for cemetery visitors to access text and photos by simply touching a cell phone against a new or existing cemetery headstone.
The products are sold under the brand name RosettaStone and are available as a palm-sized stone tablet or as a coin-sized stick-on polymer tag called a Data Tag that adheres directly to a headstone. The text and photo associated with each Data Tag is uploaded and managed by the buyer to an online Data Archive site included with the purchase.
The products, each with their own microchip, leverage multiple cell phone technologies allowing anyone with an Internet enabled cell phone to access a tag's related information, but the most advanced of those technologies is Near Field Communications-Radio Frequency Identification (NFC-RFID), a globally emerging communications standard soon to be available in the United States . This is the technology that allows a headstone to be touched by a cell phone and return information to the screen.
“The NFC technology is impressive to see in action, but the benefit of having a Data Tag on a headstone goes beyond the technology,” said John Bottorff , Objecs Founder and Principal Member. “Each tag has a unique ID number that serves the same purpose as a database primary key.”
According to Bottorff, the existence of this ID number on a grave marker is good for the industry as a whole and can be freely used by anyone including web-based genealogy and memorial sites. “This unique ID number creates a common reference between the physical world and the digital world in ways that first and last name by itself can not,” he notes.
Christopher Hill , Founder and CEO of FuneralResources.com, states; “Our goal at FuneralResources.com is to make sure that both families and Funeral Directors are constantly kept updated and aware of the many new and cutting-edge technologies being introduced into the funeral industry. We firmly believe that RosettaStone product group is yet another exciting addition since it provides tremendous value to those who are interested in long-term record archive and historical reference.”
Objecs LLC delivers products and services that facilitate the exchange of information between people and objects by leveraging a suite of mobile technologies. Supported uses include in-field equipment repair, funeral, memorial and cemetery industry applications, as well as emergency response in disaster victim identification (DVI) efforts to Interpol standards. Founded in 2006 and located in Phoenix, Arizona , Objecs is a privately-owned and operated business.
Objecs, RosettaStone, Data Archive and Data Tag are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Objecs LLC in the United States . The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
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