September 15th, 2011
BlackBerry NFC phone users are set to be the first to use their mobile instead of their work ID badge to access buildings and other physical and online facilities, RIM and ID card giant HID Global have revealed.
September 15th, 2011
"The conditions are now right to create a strong market," says Goode Intelligence which forecasts that the current global user base of four million mobile biometrics users will grow to 39 million by 2015.
September 14th, 2011
Some 80% of participants in the access control pilot say that using a smartphone to unlock a door is just as convenient as using their campus ID card and almost all are interested in using their NFC phone to make payments and access other services.
September 9th, 2011
Lock maker Yale has developed an NFC version of its domestic keyless entry system and says it expects to be the first US brand to put residential NFC-operated locks on the market.
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.
September 7th, 2011
Following the successful trial of Mastercard's PayPass prepaid wristbands at the UK's Isle of Wight Festival last June, cashless music events are set to take off in 2012 — with NFC in wide use by 2013.
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.
September 1st, 2011
The iClass SE system "provides a standards-based platform for implementing exciting new applications for NFC-enabled mobile phones," says the employee ID card specialist.
August 23rd, 2011
French NFC and Zigbee specialist TazTag has integrated AuthenTec's TCS2 TouchChip sensor into its TazPad Android tablet. TazPad was first announced in February and is designed for "professionals who want to link a bank, a...
August 22nd, 2011
The RW-T107 Android 2.3 tablet includes an NFC interface that allows it to be used in stores and other commercial locations to read loyalty, membership, ID and other contactless cards.
August 4th, 2011
NXP, AuthenTec and DeviceFidelity have announced they are developing reference designs for Android NFC phones that will ensure a mobile payment can only be made after the user has proved their identity by swiping their finger across a biometric sensor built into the handset.
July 25th, 2011
Magyar Telekom, Telenor and Vodafone have joined with MasterCard, OTP Bank and loyalty programme operator SuperShop to establish the Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association with the aim of developing a technical and operational infrastructure for NFC services in Hungary.
July 22nd, 2011
The new system could be used, Fujitsu suggests, to make it easy for executives attending a meeting to download presentation materials and meeting notes as well as to transfer them between phones and display equipment.
July 11th, 2011
Spanish soccer giant FC Barcelona has signed an agreement with the R&D arm of mobile network Telefónica that will see the club's Camp Nou stadium being the first to test a wide range of leading...
June 29th, 2011
The planned international rollout of NFC services to Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile and Era mobile networks will use bespoke NFC SIMs developed by Giesecke & Devrient. The new SIMs will be "functionally expanded" and "go beyond the standardised NFC functions".
June 28th, 2011
The hotel room key market leader, part of the Assa Abloy group which recently ran an NFC trial at the Clarion Hotel Stockholm, has now brought the technology to market.
June 23rd, 2011
"Everything we currently physically have in our wallet or purse will soon be available digitally on our SIM card," say TDC, Telenor, TeliaSonera and 3.
June 17th, 2011
Nokia has teamed up with China's leading location-based service Jiepang to demonstrate NFC social check-in services. Visitors to the Apps@Smartphone Asia Expo in Hong Kong this week can interact with a Jiepang poster which has...
June 16th, 2011
Avery Dennison RFID, the world's largest producer of UHF RFID inlays, has launched a new line of NFC tags. The N-Zone product line comprises an "extensive portfolio" of products designed to support "the proliferation of...
June 13th, 2011
"Larry and Eric personally convinced me" to make the move to Google, Osama Bedier, the company's VP of payments, has told NFC World as he set out Google's commitment to building an NFC platform that is open to all — and revealed that Google Wallet will eventually be able to hold keys, ID credentials and driving licenses.