Imaginative Use of Partly Printed RFID for Interactive Mail
Smart Stamp technology keeps traditional mail highly interactive, current and relevant by applying printed electronics to postal mailings that grant secure “touch to connect” rich-media contact access to privacy–protected pictures, video, data, music and interactivity. It represents the next evolution of postal applications where the so–called ‘Internet of Things’ can be embedded into everyday items with built–in Internet access technology to grow the value of envelopes and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The new service provides seamless verification that mail has been received, read and contractually acted upon by integrating with USPS Intelligent Mail printed codes and graphics linked to postal identifier solutions.
Intellareturn applies mobile web technology and cellular convenience to pioneer a new business model that integrates and delivers mobile, Web, postal mail and pay-per-click advertising content together. The automated trust negotiation and privacy enhancing technologies bring new value and opportunities to letters, post cards and packages.
Using Near–Field Communication Technology (NFC) at 13.56 MHz and printed conductive ink antennas combined with mobile phones and other wireless reader devices, the Smart Stamp Postal Service brings a new intelligent mail “Smart Stamp” application into the mailstream for adding supplemental text, pictures, audio and video to sent postal mail.
Examples of Success
Business and consumer mailers will soon tap the mobile Internet’s power to privately access and exchange supplemental documents, video, data or audio recordings simply by waving their mobile phone or PC equipped with built–in or add–on NFC reader with a postage–sized “Electronic Stamp” on the addressable side of mailings. These electronic stamps cost less than the price of a traditional first–class stamp and can be applied separately or pre–printed onto envelopes. Intellareturn is now creating the ecosystem and printable electronics to implement this new technology and postal capability available.
Intellareturn applies disruptive forces of mobile web technology and mobile phone convenience to pioneer a new business model that integrates and delivers mobile, Web, postal mail and pay–per–click advertising content together.