Lead-retrieval vendor Dietze Enterprises introduced the RFBadge, which is designed to let tradeshow exhibitors capture vital information from attendee badges without using cumbersome standard readers. Unlike bar codes and magnetic-stripe cards, the RFBadge system doesn't require line-of-sight or need to be swiped manually, the company said.

Each RFBadge contains an antenna or coil, a transceiver (including decoder) and a transponder (RF chip/tag) that is electronically programmed with attendee information. The RFBadge can hold all data, text and graphics used in traditional name badge applications, the company said.