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Inside Secure’s SIM card chipset adds NFC to standard mobile phones

November 7th, 2012

NFC and contactless chip specialist Inside Secure has announced the availability of a new chipset that enables NFC payment capabilities to be added to standard mobile phones. New PicoPulse NFC RF front-end booster chips work in… More

Legic demos NFC for ID

November 7th, 2012

Contactless card specialist Legic is demonstrating at Cartes a new NFC trusted service management solution aimed at the employee ID market. “Major companies presently spend large sums on temporary company ID cards,” says Legic’s Oliver Burke. “NFC can reduce this cost to a fraction.”

Identive adds PC NFC readers

November 7th, 2012

Identive has announced a range of desktop readers that support credentials stored on contact and contactless smart cards as well as NFC phones. “Identive’s new Cloud readers provide organizations with a simple, yet powerful way to bridge their current smart card-based IT systems with emerging contactless applications such as NFC,” says COO Dr Manfred Mueller.

Yubico shows NFC token

November 7th, 2012

Online identity protection specialist Yubico is demonstrating a production version of its YubiKey NFC USB authentication device at Cartes this week. First announced in February, the US$50 YubiKey Neo is designed to fit neatly onto a keychain and allows NFC phone users to securely identify themselves by simply bringing their YubiKey into close proximity with their mobile phone.

HID Global adds iClass SE reader module

November 6th, 2012

HID Global has added a reader module and a developer tool kit (DTK) for its iClass SE secure credentials platform. “Our new reader module enables third-party developers to build a broad range of products that simplify… More

HID debuts NFC asset management platform

October 31st, 2012

HID Global has launched HID Trusted Tag Services, a cloud-based platform that works with NFC tags to authenticate a wide range of assets. “HID Trusted Tag transponders can be applied to physical objects and documents… More

DeviceFidelity launches new range of NFC microSD devices

October 31st, 2012

The new CredenSE products can be used as an external secure element in NFC phones as well as to add NFC functionality to both smartphones and feature phones, without the need for a separate signal booster. More

G&D debuts white label mobile wallet

October 29th, 2012

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has introduced SmartTrust Portigo, a three part white label mobile wallet solution “for NFC services and beyond” that includes: A wallet client that runs on the user’s mobile phone and is… More

Inside Secure launches multi-owner secure element

October 29th, 2012

“With the availability of the VaultSecure IC, smartphone manufacturers, mobile network operators and other trusted third parties can co-own the SE and install, personalize and administer their own open- or closed-loop payment, access control, transit, loyalty or other secure applets,” says Inside’s Pierre Garnier. More

NFC in Access Control webinar: See it now on NFC World

October 26th, 2012

383 people registered to attend NFC World’s latest webinar — and participants gave it an overall rating of 4.2 out of five. 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

Sequent acquires Vivotech’s software division

October 19th, 2012

TSM software and services provider Sequent is the new owner of troubled NFC pioneer Vivotech‘s software division. “The acquisition enables Sequent to integrate banks and other service provider’s credentials more efficiently into the secure element… More

New tag platform launches for retailers and brands

October 19th, 2012

Product labelling supplier FineLine Technologies, NFC and QR code specialist ClikGenie and tag maker Smartrac have launched ClikSecure, an NFC-based service for brands and retailers. ClikSecure offers both product authentication for brands and information services… 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

Winery automates grape picking wages with NFC

October 16th, 2012

A new system that uses NFC phones and RFID tags to track how many grapes each worker has harvested means Bodega Norton winery in Argentina now saves a day every week collating how much each worker has picked and what they should be paid. More

Confidex adds rugged NFC tags

October 12th, 2012

Contactless ticketing and RFID specialist Confidex has unveiled a new generation of its Steelwave Micro rugged tags that comes with an NFC-compatible version designed for use in asset management applications. “The new Confidex Steelwave Micro II combines high mechanical quality as well as solid and consistent RF performance,” says CEO Timo Lindström.

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

Rogers picks Gemalto for NFC in Canada

October 10th, 2012

Rogers Communications has selected Gemalto to supply it with NFC-enabled SIMs for its forthcoming NFC payments deployment. Rogers’ NFC platform is currently undergoing pilot testing and is due to launch before the end of this… More

GlobalPlatform adds NFC SIM certification program

October 5th, 2012

For mobile network operators, the introduction reflects industry agreement on a very complex subject matter, says the secure element standards organisation. “For service providers and issuers it provides reassurances that an application will perform as intended regardless of the mobile device being used.” More

How cloud-based NFC, iPhone 5 and security concerns will impact the mobile wallet market

October 3rd, 2012

In the first issue of Mobile Wallet Outlook, the monthly trends bulletin for subscribers to our new research service, the NFC World team examines how the latest market developments will affect the future of the NFC and mobile wallet markets. More

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