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Archive for September 2011

SK Telecom launches SIM cards that add NFC to existing phones

September 15th, 2011

The ‘NFC on USIM’ cards support card emulation and tag read/write functions and are expected to cost in the region of US$30-40 each. Peer-to-peer support will be added towards the end of 2011.  More

Arizona State University tests NFC

September 14th, 2011

Some 80% of participants in the access control pilot say that using a smartphone to unlock a door is just as convenient as using their campus ID card and almost all are interested in using their NFC phone to make payments and access other services. More

Mobile payments to overtake cards within ten years

September 14th, 2011

Mobile payments will represent 15% of all card transactions by 2013, and will overcome card volumes within 10 years if growth continues at the same rate, according to the World Payments Report 2011. More

Microsoft to run sessions on developing with Windows 8 and NFC at Build event

September 13th, 2011

‘Connecting and sharing with near field communication’ takes place on 14 September and ‘Designing systems and developing drivers for NFC’ will take place on 15 September. More

Microsoft picks NXP for NFC in Windows 8

September 13th, 2011

“NXP has a deep understanding of NFC and we are working with them to deliver the right hardware, software and support to bring this technology to our partners, developers, and ultimately the consumer,” says the software giant’s Aidan Marcuss. More

Microsoft demonstrates Windows 8 with NFC

September 13th, 2011

Microsoft demonstrates Windows 8 with NFC More

NFC news in brief • 12 Sept 2011

September 12th, 2011

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Austrian bus stops offer NFC updates • Caen gets NFC transit stops too • NFC tag store opens in Korea • Belgian museum offers NFC info • Gentag picks up patch patent • plus Clear2Pay, ITSO, TfL, FirstGroup, Google and more… More

Latest NFC phone news and rumours • 12 Sept 2011

September 12th, 2011

The latest NFC phone rumours and announcements, including: Sony Ericsson’s Nozomi, Samsung’s Omnia W Windows phone, US Samsung Galaxy S II rumours, iPhone 5 anticipation building to fever pitch and Google’s Schmidt hints Android Ice Cream Sandwich could ship in October. More

French carriers launch second NFC city

September 12th, 2011

The Cityzi NFC mobile payments service will go live in the city of Strasbourg on 17 October. More

Monitise picks up mobile payments patent

September 12th, 2011

The patent covers a way to enable shoppers to create and use a ‘virtual payment card’ so they can make payments in shops and online with their mobile phone without divulging their card details. More

Fruit Ninja to come with NFC

September 12th, 2011

An NFC-enabled version of hit video game Fruit Ninja is to be pre-loaded on Nokia 701, Nokia 700 and Nokia 600 Symbian Belle NFC phones. More

Toppan Printing launches mini NFC tags

September 12th, 2011

A new, small antenna developed by Toppan allows tags as compact as 10mm across to be read by NFC phones. More

One in three Canadians ready to use bank-issued mobile wallets

September 12th, 2011

A new survey has found that a third of Canadians would use a mobile wallet if it was provided to them by their bank — but there is less interest in mobile wallets provided by other potential types of issuer. More

Neotion and Alcineo add NFC to pay TV

September 11th, 2011

The NFC CAM allows pay TV providers to give subscribers the ability to transfer content securely from TVs to NFC phones, tablets and other screens, without the risk of piracy or copyright theft. The system can also be used to provide advertisers with a way to issue coupons to viewers. More

OSPT Alliance publishes open standard for contactless transit payments

September 9th, 2011

The organisation, which aims to establish an open standard for transport ticketing to rival Mifare, has made available the first version of its Cipurse specification. More

Yale unveils NFC door locks

September 9th, 2011

Lock maker Yale has developed an NFC version of its domestic keyless entry system and says it expects to be the first US brand to put residential NFC-operated locks on the market. More

Harman to add NFC to car audio

September 9th, 2011

The vehicle audio and entertainment giant is to add NFC to future products, enabling drivers to interact with their in-car systems, play phone calls over car speakers, interface with diagnostics systems and more. More

EU invests €3.41m in project to make self-service terminals more accessible

September 9th, 2011

The APSIS4All project plans to use cutting edge technologies including NFC to make it easier for the elderly and the disabled to make use of ticket vending machines, public information kiosks, cash dispensers and other self-service terminals. More

PragmatIC demonstrates NFC label with built-in display

September 9th, 2011

The flexible labels don’t need a battery and automatically light up or display information when they are read by an NFC phone. More

Rogers Wireless applies for Canadian banking license

September 8th, 2011

The mobile network operator says it doesn’t plan to become a bank but it is “actively looking at the mobile payment category” and has applied for the license in order to “pursue a niche credit card opportunity”. More

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