February 10th, 2011
The US$119 GT-601 NFC handset is designed for "people who are concerned only with basic voice communication, mobile payments, social networks, and diagnostics using a low-cost mobile wireless device," says Gentag.
January 27th, 2011
"The companies that succeed will be those that take the time to gain an understanding of the needs of each of the parties involved and then design an infrastructure that provides a win:win:win solution for all," according to our new 'NFC Business Models' research report, which officially launches today.
January 17th, 2011
NFC medical platform to enable self-testing for pregnancy, fertility, pathogens, Aids, drugs, allergens and certain types of cancers
NFC phones will soon be used to self-test for a number of medical conditions, to automatically report on the status of patients with chronic health conditions and to monitor the health of those who have been recently discharged from hospital, says Dr John Peeters, founder of Gentag.
November 29th, 2010
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: PingPing adds Coca-Cola • Indian banks offer mobile payments • GSMA investigates embedded SIMs • VeriFone buys Hypercom • Brands test Google Goggles • 500m to use mobile medical apps by 2015 • CPI hits 100M contactless cards • and more...
November 29th, 2010
The company aims to kickstart commercial NFC services by acting as a broker between mobile network operators and service providers — Ericsson IPX plans to pay operators to rent space on their SIM cards and then sub-let it to a range of service providers.
November 24th, 2010
The deadline for submitting papers for consideration for presentations at next year's Wima conference, to be held in Monaco in April, is 3 December. Anyone who wishes to make a presentation at the Wima 2011...
November 19th, 2010
IDA, the government agency tasked with implementing a national NFC infrastructure for Singapore, is requesting proposals from consortiums to create and manage a next-generation open trusted third party infrastructure that all the country's banks, transport operators and other service providers could use to deliver NFC services.
November 5th, 2010
The mobile network operator, 49.5% owned by the Sri Lankan government, is to launch a wide range of services using an NFC platform developed by Sony FeliCa.
October 25th, 2010
A new research report by Sarah Clark, editor of NFC World, sets out the latest thinking on how to develop successful NFC business models and explains the options available to mobile network operators, handset manufacturers, financial institutions, third party service providers — and their potential customers.
October 15th, 2010
A new consortium formed by IT services provider Extelia, NFC specialist Inside Contactless and French regional social services provider Abrapa has won funding from the French government to develop a trusted third party platform designed...
July 14th, 2010
Christian Estrosi, the French Minister for Industry and the Mayor of Nice, has announced details of twelve NFC and RFID projects which are to share in €4.5 million of funding from the French government. The...
July 2nd, 2010
Disposable wireless sensors specialist Gentag has announced that it has successfully tested the use of its technology with an NXP NFC controller, opening up the market for NFC phones to be used to read a...
June 3rd, 2010
China's largest mobile network operator is coming under pressure from MIIT, the national technology regulator, to join the Chinese banks and its two rival operators China Unicom and China Telecom in adopting a single, national mobile payments standard based on NFC standard technology.
March 24th, 2010
ADMR, the French national association for providers of home care services, is to begin equipping staff with NFC phones from next month. The association's 3,350 local members have a total of 90,000 employees, providing services...
January 14th, 2010
Banks and mobile network operators are set to go head to head in a bid to control the market for NFC mobile payments services, according to a new research report published today. "NFC mobile phones...
September 7th, 2009
"By 2012, 80% of security guards in private security will be NFC-equipped," says Michael Elliott of NFC-based remote worker management specialists Over-C, whose technology is already used by security staff at Marks & Spencer and at all London Overground stations.
June 5th, 2009
The UK's National Health Service is conducting several pilots of O2's new Homecare solution, designed to help both homecare workers and patients access and share information.
December 4th, 2008
The mobile operator is working with an Austrian eHealth research team to develop telemedicine services that use NFC to transmit patient data securely over the air.
December 4th, 2008
Two more companies have signed up to become resellers of the Finnish workforce management solutions specialist's NFC-based time and attendance and location-sensitive data capture solutions.
October 28th, 2008
If you've been keeping an eye on NFC you'll have noticed that a lot of innovative experimentation is taking place in the Finnish town of Oulu. And if you've been wondering why a place you've otherwise never heard of is at the forefront of testing NFC concepts, an article in Computing magazine now has the explanation you've been looking for...