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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

Barcode reader app adds NFC

January 23rd, 2012

Enterprise barcode scanning specialist Skycore is adding NFC tag reading and writing capabilities to its codeREADr app for Android devices. The functionality is currently in beta and being trialled with customised versions of the app.

Sonim adds NFC to world’s toughest phone

December 18th, 2011

The new XPand NFC expansion pack for the XP3300 Force ultra-rugged phone is designed for workforces in the security guarding, commercial cleaning services, mass transportation, field equipment maintenance and domiciliary healthcare industries. More

New report maps out the current status and future trends in the NFC market

December 15th, 2011

A new research report by Sarah Clark, editor of NFC World, sets out the current state of play in the international NFC market, explains the critical factors for success, identifies the issues that remain to be resolved and analyses the opportunities for growth in the year ahead. More

Handheld NFC terminal packs a printer

November 29th, 2011

The Casio IT-9000 is designed for applications that require on the spot printing, such as receipts for mobile retail transactions, receipts and tickets for public transportation, as well as for meter reading, proof of delivery and queue busting operations. More

NFC medical device wins award

November 25th, 2011

A concept NFC medical monitoring device has won an iF product design award. “MiniME connects biometric sensors placed on the body to track health stats using RFID and near field communication,” MD+DI reports. “It measures ECG, blood pressure, heart rate, pulse oximetry, body temperature, blood glucose, cholesterol, hemoglobin and prothrombin time. Data are communicated through a cloud or internet site and shared with healthcare professionals via mobile devices”.

NFC brings banking to rural India

November 21st, 2011

Citizens living in the eastern Indian state of Bihar are to be issued with contactless ‘e-Shakti’ cards they can use to access virtual bank branches equipped with NFC technology. More

ATI lines up temperature tag trials

October 25th, 2011

Temperature monitoring specialist American Thermal Instruments is to launch six pilots to test the Log-IC NFC data loggers it launched last month. Participants for the three-month trials will be selected from the logistics, pharmaceuticals, retail and manufacturing sectors and will track vaccines, flowers, fruits, vegetables, wine and other products according to RFID Journal. The temperature data loggers can be read with NFC phones through the product’s box as goods move through the supply chain.

Forum and Continua collaborate

October 18th, 2011

Health industry group Continua Health Alliance and the NFC Forum have agreed to work together to expand connectivity standards in the medical IT field. The agreement includes an exchange of technical information toward future specifications for personal healthcare devices and collaboration on vendor development and certification activities.

PatientID+ uses NFC to speed up medical administration

October 11th, 2011

“The goal is to get rid of those forms we all dislike to fill out when we get to the doctor’s office, thereby speeding up the process, making it more convenient for the patient and increasing data accuracy,” says Steve McRae, CEO of PatientID+ partner Merchant360. More

SleepTrak NFC sleep monitoring service goes live

October 3rd, 2011

The innovative sleep disorder monitoring service is now available to T-Mobile USA subscribers equipped with a Nokia Astound NFC phone. More

ATI uses NFC to check temperature of foods and pharmaceuticals

September 30th, 2011

The company’s new solution is designed to enable standard NFC phones to be used instead of specialist equipment to monitor temperature-sensitive goods while they are in transit. More

Standard Register to bring NFC to hospitals

September 28th, 2011

The medical communications specialist, which counts 62% of US hospitals among its clients, is working with Poken to provide new ways for hospitals to improve the way they communicate with patients. More

Sonim launches XP1301 rugged NFC phone

September 20th, 2011

The ultra-rugged phone maker’s first NFC handset offers special features designed for tough commercial applications. More

Casio launches NFC-enabled rugged handheld terminal

September 16th, 2011

The DT-X8 with RFID is designed for use in warehouses, ticketing and security applications and includes support for ISO 15693 RFID tags as well as ISO 14443 A/B, FeliCa and Mifare NFC tags and cards. More

EU invests €3.41m in project to make self-service terminals more accessible

September 9th, 2011

The APSIS4All project plans to use cutting edge technologies including NFC to make it easier for the elderly and the disabled to make use of ticket vending machines, public information kiosks, cash dispensers and other self-service terminals. More

50,000 Dutch nurses now using NFC phones

September 6th, 2011

The nurses use their NFC phones to track and manage home healthcare visits, in one of the world’s longest established commercial NFC services. More

French retailer tests NFC as aid for visually impaired shoppers

September 6th, 2011

The Casino supermarket chain is testing the use of NFC tags as a way for visually impaired and physically disabled customers to obtain product details including pricing and ingredient lists. More

KSI puts NFC into keyboards

August 15th, 2011

High-end custom keyboard supplier Key Source International has announced a new device with an option to include NFC technology. The KSI-1700 keyboard comes with a number of mix-and-match options for building in security and authentication… More

France set for commercial NFC services to begin in spring 2012

June 6th, 2011

Technical specifications have been finalised, the French government is providing €20m to promote the adoption of NFC services and four mobile network operators and four banks have announced they will deploy NFC services nationally in the spring of 2012. More

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