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.
April 15th, 2013
The winners of this year’s Wima NFC competition have been announced — with Think&Go NFC scooping three awards. The NFC retail specialist’s Tim Baker picked up awards for Best Retail Solution for NFC Shopping and Best Marketing…
April 4th, 2013
The new technology combines Android tablet PCs with NFC tags attached to patients’ wristbands, medications and nurses’ ID badges and is designed to make the administration of medicines easier, safer, faster and more cost-effective, Dr Adam Landman has told NFC World.
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 24th, 2013
Customers of Canadian mobile operators Bell Mobility, Rogers and Telus will be able to use NFC for secure authentication and identification after the EnStream mobile commerce joint venture signed a deal with credential issuer SecureKey. SecureKey recently…
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 13th, 2013
January 25th, 2013
“By helping us focus our efforts and expertise on the specific needs of key market sectors, the SIGs will enable the NFC Forum to facilitate and accelerate the delivery of exciting new NFC solutions to consumers,” says Forum chairman Koichi Tagawa.
January 22nd, 2013
Sixty care workers in the UK’s Bath and North East Somerset area have begun using NFC phones to log their visits to clients’ homes. Bluebird Care is using Advanced Health & Care’s iConnect service to record…
January 15th, 2013
The NFC Forum is launching a series of special interest groups in “key vertical markets” to support and accelerate adoption of the technology. The Forum aims to bring together leaders from consumer electronics, healthcare, payments,…
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…
December 3rd, 2012
Dog owners can use the Fujitsu Wandant NFC-enabled pedometer, an Android NFC phone and a cloud-based analysis service to collect and track detailed information about their pet’s health and fitness.
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.
November 12th, 2012
A public authority consortium led by Docapost BPO, a division of France’s postal service La Poste, is to equip caregivers with NFC phones for use when making home care visits. The Confiance e-health project aims to…
October 22nd, 2012
The BlackBerry maker has been selected by Canadian carrier joint venture EnStream to handle secure credential management for SIMs used in both Android and Windows smartphones as well as its own BlackBerry NFC devices.
October 17th, 2012
Poste Italiane has announced plans for a comprehensive NFC payments service, which will begin rolling out in the city of Milan in December 2012. The post office’s new service includes a number of different elements:…
October 12th, 2012
NFC World will be hosting a one hour webinar on “NFC in Access Control” on Thursday 25 October, and all readers are invited to participate free of charge. Daniel Bailin, director of strategic innovation at…
August 27th, 2012
Consumers buying a range of Panasonic appliances including washing machines, rice cookers, air conditioners, washer/driers, a microwave oven, a refrigerator and a range of healthcare devices will be able to interact with the devices using either an NFC phone or a Japanese Osaifu-Keitai mobile wallet phone.
July 13th, 2012
Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) has licensed C-Sam‘s Mobile Transaction Platform (MTP) and announced the two companies will be working together to offer “a scalable and flexible mobile wallet solution to mobile operators, retailers and banks, as…