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Balloon book adds multimedia with integrated NFC tags

September 26th, 2012

Readers of “Catch the Sun: Ballooning Across the Globe” will be able to use their NFC phone and the tags embedded throughout the book to access movie clips, download music, share to social media and even add their own content. More

Spanish university to roll out NFC services across entire campus

September 24th, 2012

UCAM, the Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, is to be the first university in the world to implement NFC technology across its entire campus, the university’s Samuel Mendoza, director of multimedia, and Sergio Leon,… More

SmartThings project looks to NFC

August 27th, 2012

A Kickstarter project that will offer consumers building blocks for easy home automation, monitoring and control is set to support NFC. SmartThings, which aims to “connect the things in your physical world to the internet,” has already exceeded its crowd-sourced funding target of US$250,000 with 25 days to go. “We love NFC and plan for SmartThings to support it within our mobile apps,” say the developers.

Elisa issues NFC stickers to students

August 7th, 2012

Finnish mobile network operator Elisa has partnered with MasterCard and the student-owned Lyyra discount and benefit card to issue prepaid NFC stickers to more than 100,000 students from the third quarter of 2012. Students will… More

Austrian town ties book downloads to locations

July 10th, 2012

Seventy sites in the Austrian town of Klagenfurt have been equipped with NFC and QR code stickers that enable visitors and local residents to download books related to the location of each sticker. Both fiction… More

University of San Francisco to extend NFC campus card service

June 20th, 2012

An NFC solution that integrates fully with the university’s existing campus card system to enable students to access rooms and make laundry payments has been hailed as “a first-rate experience for our students and our staff” and is now to be expanded. More

Samsung launches TecTiles NFC tags and programming application

June 13th, 2012

Sets of five TecTiles can be ordered online or bought in store for US$14.99 from all four major US carriers and can be used to program a variety of NFC-initiated functions. “Most of the tag types you make will work on nearly all phones which have NFC hardware,” says Samsung. More

Kista Science City to host NFC access control pilot

June 11th, 2012

Staff, researchers and students are to pilot test a system that allows keys to doors, meeting rooms and video conferencing facilities to be sent over the air to participants’ NFC phones. 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.

MobileAdValley delivers NFC treasure hunt

MobileAdValley delivers NFC treasure hunt

May 30th, 2012

Malaysian mobile advertising provider MobileAdValley has conducted a smart poster-based mobile treasure hunt using a combination of Microsoft Tags and NFC tags at the GoMobile 2012 event in Kuala Lumpur, the company’s Lim Tan has… More

Ericsson launches NFC TSM development kit

May 8th, 2012

Global mobile commerce platform provider Ericsson IPX has announced an NFC Trusted Service Manager (TSM) development kit that allows secure NFC application developers to test their apps in a live, controlled environment. The development kit… More

Barnes & Noble to add NFC to Nook e-reader

May 1st, 2012

With an NFC-enabled Nook, you could “walk up to any of our pictures, any [of] our aisles, any of our bestseller lists, and just touch the book, and get information on that physical book on your Nook and have some frictionless purchase experience. That’s coming, and we could lead in that area,” the US bookseller’s CEO has told Fortune. More

ScholarChip brings NFC to Philadelphia schools

May 1st, 2012

The student ID card provider has partnered with the School District of Philadelphia and ACS to combine NFC phones, contactless student ID cards and transportation passes with the aim of cutting costs, creating a safer and more efficient student transit service and providing parents and staff with accurate student location information. More

University gets NFC canteen

April 4th, 2012

Pennsylvania’s Shippensburg University is testing payments via contactless stickers in two of its cafeterias. Students order food from an NFC-enabled kiosk, then receive confirmation via a text message before they pick up their order. Some 400 students have signed up for the system since its launch in January, reports Mobile Commerce Daily, with the average transaction value running at US$5.15.

Danone delivers information to new moms via NFC

April 3rd, 2012

The food company’s baby nutrition division in Singapore has released findings from a pilot project which has seen 400 NFC tags being placed in supermarkets, clinics and in homes to provide new mothers with information on a range of parenting and nutritional topics. More

Gemalto launches high security NFC SIM

February 27th, 2012

The new UpTeq NFC SIM meets a flight of top level security requirements and, says the digital security firm, can be used to generate legally binding digital signatures as well as deliver both e-health and e-government services. More

Krakow gallery tags exhibits

February 24th, 2012

Visitors to an art gallery at the National Museum in Krakow, Poland, can use NFC smartphones to access extra information about exhibits by touching nearby NFC tags. Patrons can use their own NFC handsets or… More

VTT tests talking product packaging

February 13th, 2012

The Finnish R&D company’s HearMeFeelMe project focused on how NFC could be used to improve the way elderly and visually impaired people interact with the world around them, including a system that allows product information to be recorded on an NFC tag and then read back to the user via an NFC phone. More

Forum to put on NFC showcase in Frankfurt

February 1st, 2012

The NFC Forum is to hold a public exhibition of NFC technology during its quarterly members’ meeting in Frankfurt next week. The industry standards organisation will put on the free-to-attend ‘solutions showcase’ event to demonstrate… More

Spanish students to register for classes with NFC

January 31st, 2012

Samsung has signed a deal with a Spanish university to develop and pilot test the use of NFC phones to track student attendance. More

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