July 16th, 2013
A library in the city of Hannō, Japan, is using NFC tags attached to bookshelves to provide readers with access to a range of services, designed to transform it from the traditional concept of a…
July 15th, 2013
June 19th, 2013
US-based RFID card manufacturer Bristol ID has announced a new dual-frequency card with a pair of passive RFID chips that allow it to communicate in two different frequency ranges simultaneously. The card will be available…
June 17th, 2013
France-based mobile network operator Orange has revealed the winners of its €40,000 competition for NFC application developers at a ceremony in the Jardins de l’Innovation in Paris. The Orange NFC Awards attracted a total of…
June 5th, 2013
Readers of a biography of former Nokia chief technology officer Yrjö Neuvo can access multimedia content by tapping an NFC tag inside the book’s back cover with their phones. Bit Bang has been published by…
May 7th, 2013
Mobile app developer Mopius has launched a Windows Phone 8 app that records and then stores voice messages on NFC tags in text format. When the tag is read, NearSpeak uses text-to-speech and translation software…
April 29th, 2013
Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation is to use NFC and QR codes to provide tourists with information at heritage centres, The Times of India reports. By tapping a tag or scanning a code at the popular Khajuraho and Orchha tourist destinations, visitors who download the mobile app will be able to access detailed information, videos and pictures on their mobile phone in Hindi, English, Japanese, French and Mandarin.
April 25th, 2013
Outdoor advertising company Clear Channel has launched ‘Human vs Machine’, a quiz game designed to begin getting consumers used to the idea of interacting with its new network of 10,000 advertising panels equipped with NFC tags. To…
April 17th, 2013
Ten startups with great NFC and contactless ideas will be able to access a three month program of assistance and guidance, €15,000 in seed funding, free office space, a sponsor package and the chance to pitch their final product to investors.
March 12th, 2013
The Wolfsoniana Museum in Genoa, Italy is offering visitors a more immersive experience with the addition of NFC and QR code tags to eleven of its artworks. By tapping an NFC smartphone to the tags or…
February 26th, 2013
The carrier has partnered with DNB bank for the launch of the NFC payments service in Norway and is demonstrating the new solution at Mobile World Congress 2013.
February 25th, 2013
Think&Go NFC is demonstrating a new NFC device from technology provider Famoco at Mobile World Congress 2013. The Famoco FX 100 Series is an Android-based device which can operate in all three NFC modes — tag…
February 25th, 2013
Identive’s Tagtrail NFC platform is being used in deliver information to visitors to the GSMA’s Connected City exhibit at Mobile World Congress 2013. “The Connected City will be filled with brand-new products and experiences that will…
February 23rd, 2013
China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile network operator, and Chinese bank card association China UnionPay have announced they have completed integration of their NFC trusted service manager (TSM) platforms. The completion of the work means that…
February 20th, 2013
The GSM Association and the city of Barcelona have chosen France-based NFC specialist Connecthings to implement a series of NFC “smart access points” around Barcelona during the 2013 Mobile World Congress. The NFC access points are…
January 11th, 2013
Joe Davies, associate editor of NFC World and The Mobile Wallet Report, is to chair NFC Symposium 2013 in Stockholm later this month. “NFC Symposium 2013 is the number one meeting place in Scandinavia for all…
January 11th, 2013
“There are fascinating landscapes across the National Park where it’s just not appropriate to put up large display panels,” says the trail officer for the 100-mile walking route across the south of England. “By ‘tapping in’ to these small signs smartphone users will be able to discover all sorts of information about the land they’re walking through.”
December 7th, 2012
US NFC developer TeamProjectsOnly has come up with a hi-tech and festive way to reward children for good behaviour in the run up to Christmas, using NFC phones and tags.
December 4th, 2012
“This important testing project marks a watershed for the entire industry and charts the path for the future development of meal vouchers,” says the Ticket Restaurant and Luncheon Vouchers operator.
November 29th, 2012
The vWand is designed to act as a data bridge, enabling users to read data stored on contactless ID cards and other media and forward it on to standard PCs and mobile phones via Bluetooth.