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Identive powers NFC at MWC Connected City

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… More

SecureKey signs with Enstream to provide mobile credentials

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… More

China Mobile and China UnionPay complete NFC TSM integration

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… More

Fitbit adds NFC fitness tracking

February 13th, 2013

Connected health and fitness specialist Fitbit has updated its Android app to include support for NFC. The new version will allow users of its Fitbit Flex wristband — coming in the spring — to launch the Fitbit app and access their fitness stats by tapping the wristband to their NFC phone.

NFC Forum adds payments, retail, consumer electronics, healthcare and transport groups

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. More

Bluebird cuts care costs with NFC

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… More

NFC Forum introduces special interest groups for vertical markets

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,… More

NFC World’s Joe Davies to chair NFC Symposium

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… More

Pet owners log dog walks with NFC

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. More

Sistel launches NFC pen for smartphones and tablets

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.  More

French carers to use NFC

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… More

RIM to manage Canadian NFC secure elements

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. More

Italian postal service to introduce NFC payments

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:… More

Join NFC World for a webinar on NFC mobile keys and access control

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… More

Panasonic announces range of NFC-enabled domestic appliances

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. More

DNP and C-Sam partner on NFC

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… More

Scottish mental health association to cut administration costs with NFC

June 21st, 2012

Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health (LAMH) is to roll out an NFC-based time and attendance system in a bid to improve patient care record keeping and reduce administrative overheads. The new service will use Skillweb’s… More

‘Credit card’ heart monitor shares results with NFC

May 16th, 2012

A new consumer heart monitoring device that uses near field communication to pass test results to the user’s Android NFC phone or tablet has been unveiled by Impak Health, a joint venture between Swedish chip… 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

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

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