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    Archive for June 2013

    Russian carriers launch joint NFC ticketing service in Kazan

    June 28th, 2013

    Russian mobile network operators MTS, MegaFon, Vimpelcom and Rostelecom have launched a joint NFC public transportation service in the city of Kazan, in partnership with Transport Card and the GSM Association (GSMA). Subscribers can now… More

    Sony adds NFC to Cyber-shot camera

    June 27th, 2013

    Sony has launched its first NFC camera with the RX100 II Cyber-shot, an updated version of its popular RX100 model, which promises to provide crisper and clearer imaging. The RX100 II boasts a new 20.2… More

    Toshiba announces NFC controller chip

    June 26th, 2013

    Toshiba has unveiled an NFC controller that enables multiple concurrent connections with three different secure elements — “allowing manufacturers to design NFC-enabled applications before the SE for the transaction system is determined.” The T6NE2XBG is… More

    Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong carriers sign NFC collaboration deal

    June 26th, 2013

    Taiwan’s largest mobile network operator, Chunghwa Telecom, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s KDDI and Hong Kong-based PCCW with the aim of providing international NFC roaming services to the three networks’ customers. The… More

    Samsung launches laser printers with NFC

    June 26th, 2013

    One touch printing from smartphones is on the way with the new Samsung Xpress series of NFC printers. The range includes the C410W colour laser printer, the C460W with print, copy and scan functionality and… More

    NFC couponing service launches in Tokyo stores

    June 26th, 2013

    Korean mobile network operator SK Telecom‘s subsidiary SK Planet has launched an NFC couponing service in the Shin-Okubo neighbourhood of Tokyo, the centre of the city’s Korean community, in partnership with Japanese carriers KDDI and… More

    Novay releases NFC passport verification app

    June 26th, 2013

    Dutch research institute Novay has developed an Android app that could make expensive NFC reader equipment redundant when verifying passports. NFC Passport Reader uses NFC to read the chip embedded in a passport and can… More

    NFC devices now account for 13.32% of mobile web traffic

    June 26th, 2013

    Mobile web specialist and device detection provider has released stats that reveal NFC enabled mobile device web traffic has reached 13.32% worldwide. According to the results, detailed in a blog post, the percentage has… More

    Sony unveils Xperia Z Ultra with NFC and 6.4-inch display

    June 25th, 2013

    Sony has unveiled the Xperia Z Ultra, an ultra slim, waterproof and dust-resistant NFC phone with a whopping 6.4-inch full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 4G LTE. Launching globally from Q3 2013, the… More

    French winery picks NFC tags for authentication

    June 25th, 2013

    Prestigious Bordeaux winery Château Le Pin, which produces some of the most expensive wines in the world, has partnered with NFC object identification specialist Selinko to attach NFC tags to wine bottles so users can authenticate… More

    CIS picks Tapit for NFC merchandising

    June 25th, 2013

    Point-of-purchase design and manufacturing company Creative Instore Solutions (CIS) has partnered with NFC vendor Tapit to embed NFC tags into merchandising displays for FMCG products. The global deal, signed at the Cannes Lions International Festival… More

    Galaxy S4 packs Oberthur SE

    June 25th, 2013

    Oberthur Technologies’ Pearl NFC embedded secure element is included in Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone, Oberthur has announced. Pearl offers the largest memory on the market and is the first of its kind to be certified by Visa, MasterCard and Google, Oberthur says.

    Sony launches smart watch with NFC

    June 25th, 2013

    Sony has unveiled the SmartWatch 2, a device that is designed to act as a second screen for Android smartphones and offers a range of additional conveniences — including NFC pairing and sharing. The water-resistant… More

    UN prompts givers to feed hungry children with NFC

    June 24th, 2013

    A week-long campaign run by advertising agency Grabarz & Partner on behalf of UN World Food Programme (WFP) has enabled people in the city of Halle, Germany, to make charitable donations via NFC. The ‘Food… More

    Poste Italiane expands NFC payments to Rome and Turin

    June 24th, 2013

    Poste Italiane’s NFC payments service has been rolled out to the cities of Rome and Turin, following its launch in Milan last December. The service is now set to expand across the rest of Italy… More

    Geak unveils NFC smart watch and contactless ring

    June 21st, 2013

    Chinese phone brand Geak is to launch a smart watch with NFC, along with a finger ring that can unlock devices with a touch. More

    BumpedN2 says hello with NFC

    June 20th, 2013

    Social media junkies with Windows Phone 8 handsets can download a new app from a US-based startup that allows them to record each time they bump into a friend via NFC. BumpedN2 users tap their phones together the first time they meet and can then simply touch an image of their friend on following visits. The app, developed by Fidare, keeps a record of all meetings and can post these as updates to Facebook and Twitter.

    Think&Go debuts NFC video game

    June 20th, 2013

    Think&Go NFC has unveiled a phone-to-screen video game that makes use of its Dynamic NFC-Screen. Players use their NFC phone to control the game and collect points by touching six tags spread across the screen,… More

    Adidas adds NFC to running shoes

    June 19th, 2013

    Sporting goods giant Adidas is adding a “lace jewel” with an embedded NFC chip to its Boost running shoes, enabling shoppers with an NFC phone to tap it for detailed product information and to see… More

    Czech firm releases universal NFC ID system

    June 19th, 2013

    The Institute of Microelectronic Applications in the Czech Republic has launched NFC Porter, an NFC-based identification system that includes an NFC reader designed to connect to any existing access control or ID system. “We are… More

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