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    Archive for September 2013

    National Australia Bank launches NAB Flik mobile payments via NFC, QR and more

    September 30th, 2013

    National Australia Bank has launched a mobile payment service that lets users send, receive and request payments via NFC, QR codes, a mobile phone number, an email address or Facebook. Customers can use the service… More

    Small businesses to introduce NFC currency in Valencia

    September 30th, 2013

    A new social currency that will work as a loyalty and rewards service for local businesses in the Russafa district of Valencia, Spain’s third largest city, is set to launch in the coming weeks. The… More

    NFC transit ticketing arrives in Dubai

    September 27th, 2013

    Public transportation users will be able to use an NFC phone to purchase and store tickets for use on Dubai’s subway, buses and water bus services from next week, courtesy of a new service developed… More

    Smartrac launches BullsEye nTag210 for high volume NFC applications

    September 26th, 2013

    NFC and RFID tag manufacturer Smartrac has launched a new tag that is designed to provide a high performance and cost-effective option for high volume NFC applications that require simple URL addresses and unique identifiers… More

    White paper details low cost option for adding two-way NFC to electronic devices

    September 26th, 2013

    “NFiC: A new, economical way to make a device NFC-compliant” has been produced by analog chip specialists AMS and is designed to help device makers understand the full range of options now available for adding NFC functionality to electronic products of all types. More

    Creative Orchestra opens proximity mobile marketing agency

    September 25th, 2013

    London-based brand marketing and advertising agency Creative Orchestra has opened Comobi2, a dedicated proximity mobile marketing agency. “What every client wants is to connect the consumer with their brand on the mobile platform,” says Nigel… More

    RapidNFC offers NFC Christmas cards

    September 25th, 2013

    Tag supplier RapidNFC has teamed up with London-based Freestyle Print to offer a range of Christmas cards that include an NFC tag programmed with a link to the sender’s choice of digital content. Each tag… More

    America’s Cup fans get access to commentary via NFC

    September 24th, 2013

    Spectators at sailing’s prestigious America’s Cup are being immersed in the action this week thanks to Livecard kit, a multi-channel receiver authenticated by an NFC card that gives access to live conversations from crew members… More

    Orange launches NFC Service Center

    September 24th, 2013

    Orange Business Services has launched the NFC Service Center, a dual TSM solution designed to enable banks and service providers to deploy a wide range of NFC services to customers of all the French mobile… More

    CPI to lead £10m printable NFC components project

    September 24th, 2013

    The Centre for Process Innovation, a consortium of major suppliers in the print, electronics and design industries, is to lead a £10m (US$16m) project to create a UK supply chain that will enable the widespread… More

    NFC wristband developers seek funds on Kickstarter

    September 23rd, 2013

    A team of developers are raising funding on Kickstarter for a rubber wristband that wearers will be able to use to unlock their phone, cancel or postpone an alarm clock, control the volume of music,… More

    Volkswagen Bank tests iPhone NFC payments

    September 23rd, 2013

    Germany’s Volkswagen Bank is conducting an NFC payments pilot using iPhone 4, 4S and 5 smartphones equipped with an iCarte add-on case. Android NFC phones are due to be added in 2014. The trial, involving… More

    RugGear to launch military spec rugged NFC phone

    September 23rd, 2013

    Rugged phone maker RugGear will include NFC in its next handset, a fully waterproof and dustproof 5.3-inch Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean smartphone. The RG970 is IP68 certified, the rating given to products that are totally… More

    Dublin Business School adds NFC kiosk

    September 23rd, 2013

    Dublin Business School (DBS) has installed a triple-screen kiosk with NFC to allow students to access timetable information with their contactless ID cards. The ‘Tri Screen Poser Table’ kiosk houses three Microsoft Surface Pro tablet… More

    Westfield London shopping centre gets NFC

    September 23rd, 2013

    The Westfield London shopping centre is giving shoppers the opportunity to access and download content, enter competitions and win prizes by tapping their NFC smartphones against digital pods supplied by outdoor media company CBS Outdoor UK…. More

    Vodafone pilots ‘Virtual Shelf’ shopping wall

    September 23rd, 2013

    Mobile network operator Vodafone is testing a mobile shopping wall at its German headquarters in Dusseldorf, enabling 5,000 staff to select grocery items using QR codes and then pay via NFC. To use the service,… More

    Disney runs NFC advertising campaign in France

    September 19th, 2013

    Disney Infinity, the new video game platform that uses NFC figures, is being marketed in France via 5,000 NFC-enabled out-of-home posters operated by media owner Insert. The posters are located across 21 French towns and… More

    Nets picks Oberthur for Nordic NFC services

    September 18th, 2013

    Nordic payments and card services provider Nets has selected Oberthur Technologies’ TSM platform to enable its banking partners to offer NFC services across the region, starting in Denmark in early 2014. The TSM platform will… More

    NFC Forum appoints Paula Hunter as executive director

    September 18th, 2013

    The NFC Forum has chosen Paula Hunter as its new executive director. “Hunter comes to the NFC Forum with more than 18 years of leadership experience in technology association management, marketing, operations, and business development,”… More

    Portugal Telecom picks CardMobili for NFC wallet

    September 18th, 2013

    Mobile network operator Portugal Telecom has selected digital wallet solution provider CardMobili to implement a digital wallet that will support both NFC and QR codes and offer a range of added value services, including loyalty,… More

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