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Touch Memory

Touch Memory

Touch Memories or memory buttons are electronic identification devices that are accessed when a touch probe comes into contact with a memory button. Memory chips are often packaged in coin-shaped stainless steel containers (buttons) to withstand harsh environments and are capable of holding large amounts of data (over 4,096 characters). Read and/or write operations between the probe and memory chip are performed with just a momentary contact. Thousands of reads and writes can be performed with a single chip and data integrity can last over 100 years.

Touch memory is widely used by the US Postal Service for tracking collection times on its large collection boxes. Healthcare, transportation, and trade show organisations are other potential markets for this growing technology. Nearly any application where relatively large amounts of data need to be stored and randomly accessed are suitable candidates for this emerging technology.