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PRESS RELEASE - Tap2Tag signs agreement with Kiroco

Yorkshire based Kiroco Technology have signed an agreement with Bristol based company Tap2Tag to produce exclusive NFC wearables that have the potential to save lives.

Tap2Tag is leading the field in medical wearables producing a medical alert device that is designed to help first-responders and paramedics gain instant access to critical medical information in an emergency.

Kiroco Technology have designed and manufactured, under their patents, an exclusive NFC bracelet that Tap2Tag are now selling worldwide.

Chris Ford of Tap2Tag said “We approached Kiroco Technology as whilst we offer silicone bracelets to our customers we were looking for a more elegant piece of jewellery that people would want to wear whether just out and about or at a formal event. Also with Kiroco having the relevant patents we knew that we were working with the right people’.

Of the design and manufacture, Fiona Cartwright of Kiroco Technology said “Our design had to encompass a unisex market, be durable to withstand being worn 24/7 and have a versatile fit for varying wrist sizes.   Continuing Fiona said “Working with Chris in the medical sector highlights the importance that wearables can have in our lives and we are glad to be working together.”

Having previously appeared on Dragon’s Den, without gaining any backing, Chris has now signed up distribution in a number of countries including Canada, Australia and South Africa and will be looking to provide a choice of more elegant jewellery styles to the market place in the coming months.

CONTACT

For further information please contact:-

Kiroco             Fiona Cartwright, UK Sales & Marketing Director on 07850 641461 or email fiona@kiroco.co.uk

Tag2Tag          Chris Ford, Managing Director on 07816 822028 or email chris@tap2tag.me

ABOUT KIROCO

Kiroco Technology is a wearables company, specialising in jewellery, based in Wetherby, West Yorkshire. Leading the way with innovation in this field and with a patent portfolio Kiroco delivers smartphone interactive jewellery that incorporates an embedded, specialised communication chip. This gives the jewellery a multitude of uses e.g. sending data, activating apps, allowing messages, photos and videos to be viewed, giving access to events and buildings and making contactless payments.

Kiroco can design and manufacture NFC wearables for businesses, or a business can license to design and manufacture their own wearables.

Kiroco was set up by Nigel Townsend of Townsend Fine Jewellers, Yorkshire. He has brought together a diverse team with skills in cutting edge technology, international business, manufacturing, design, marketing and distribution, to bring brand new innovative products which will transform the wearables market.

Nigel, himself is a Master Jeweller with over 30 years of bespoke, design and production experience, is now the managing director and third generation in the family-run business, Townsends.

Kiroco launched at the Wearable Technology Conference and Expo, Olympia Conference Centre, London on Tuesday 18th March 2014.

Kiroco Technology is a multi-award winning brand: Winner - Best Innovation in Technology – Wearable Technology Show 2014; Silver – Technological Innovation – The Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Councils Awards 2015; Winner – Innovation of the Year – Packaging Awards 2013.

How it works: Smart jewellery can be used for contactless payment or can connect with an NFC reader to release data or authorize access. It can also be registered to the owner’s smartphone to create a unique connection that only activates when that piece of jewellery touches the registered phone. Businesses can use this powerful feature in lots of different ways to make their brand more engaging and secure.

Security: Kiroco Technology uses the same security as online banking systems. It allows multi factor authentication that only works by pairing jewellery with its nominated smartphone or device. Your data is safe, even if you lose your phone or your jewellery.

 

ABOUT TAP2TAG

Tap2Tag is about using technology to connect people. Its Tap2Tag Medical system has gained significant traction in the UK and further afield and has been received with tremendous positivity within the healthcare sector.

By simply tapping a mobile phone or other internet enabled device against one of our devices a first-responder can gain almost immediate access to a patient's medical information in the event of an emergency. It's also a great way to keep all of your medical information in one place and make it available to those that need it.

Tap2Tag is now reaching out across the world with new distribution agreements in Canada, Australia and South Africa. We are also hoping to expand the Tap2Tag system into South America and other parts of Africa too.

In addition to the Medical devices, Tap2Tag is also working on a range of new and exciting products over the coming months outside of the medical sphere. The close working relationship with Kiroco means that these products will offer a unique product range over the next 12 months.

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