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Juniper: NFC payments to exceed US$180bn in 2017

June 6th, 2012

NFC payments will be being made in store by more than one in four mobile phone users in the US and Western Europe in five years time, the forecaster predicts. More

Charity adds emotion to missing person posters with NFC

June 6th, 2012

A poster campaign for British charity Missing People uses NFC tags to enable users to listen to a recording of a phone call made to the charity in order to “create an immediate emotional response to the advertisement and help the charity demonstrate what it’s like for those who don’t know how to make that first call.” More

Infineon adds protective diode for NFC antennas

June 6th, 2012

Infineon Technologies has launched a new diode series designed to protect NFC antennas and front-end devices from transient voltage events. The new ESD18VU1B diode series absorbs dangerous electrostatic discharges (ESD) to prevent damage to the… More

ASU wins award for NFC project

June 6th, 2012

Arizona State University (ASU) has scooped the National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU)’s inaugural Innovative Technology Award for its NFC-based mobile access control pilot. “The award was given to ASU in recognition of the pilot program’s ground-breaking work in validating the use of digital credentials on NFC smartphones for physical access control on a college campus,” says technology provider HID Global.

ABnote TSM approved by Visa

June 6th, 2012

ABnote has received Visa OTA certification for its trusted service manager facilities in Australia and New Zealand, allowing them to set up NFC mobile wallets over the air. The two TSM data centres, in Ingleburn and Christchurch, have already achieved similar certification from MasterCard. “ABnote is well positioned to provision financial payment cards onto mobile devices,” says the company.

Funkwerk to put phone boxes into cars

June 6th, 2012

NFC-enabled “phone boxes” built into cars are set to provide clearer connections, better GPS signals and a wireless charge for your smartphone while you drive. The phone box is a special tray into which a… More

7-Eleven tests NFC kiosks

June 6th, 2012

Two 7-Eleven convenience stores in the New York area are testing standalone NFC kiosks to encourage shoppers to check in and collect offers and discount coupons when they visit. The kiosks, from Solekai Systems and mobile solutions start-up Raging Mobile, are designed to help drive in-store item sales while luring foot traffic to brick-and-mortar shop fronts, reports Twice.

48% of Americans ready to use a mobile wallet

June 4th, 2012

New market entrants are currently most popular amongst consumers ready to adopt mobile wallet technology, according to a survey conducted by Carlisle & Gallagher, with eight in 10 willing to use a PayPal wallet and six in 10 willing to consider a mobile wallet provided by Google or Apple. More

Nintendo confirms NFC in Wii U

June 4th, 2012

Nintendo has confirmed that the Wii U Game Pad, first unveiled at an investors meeting in Tokyo in January, will be equipped with NFC functionality. “You can place cards or figures on this and relevant… More

Java library implements SNEP

June 1st, 2012

A researcher at Turin’s Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB) has developed an open source Java library that implements the NFC Forum’s SNEP protocol to allow peer-to-peer mode exchanges between NFC devices. A previous library from… More

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