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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

RIM picks Bell ID for NFC token management

January 22nd, 2013

“We selected Bell ID for their broad experience within multiple vertical markets and proven technical ability to manage infrastructure complexity,” says Andrew Bocking, senior vice president of software product management at RIM. 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

Smartrac to showcase NFC and RFID for retailers at NRF show

January 9th, 2013

NFC and RFID tag provider Smartrac has partnered with a number of NFC and RFID specialists to provide visitors to the National Retail Federation’s annual convention and expo in New York on 14-15 January with an… More

Hyundai shows off NFC car key concept

January 8th, 2013

The car maker’s Connectivity Concept enables an NFC phone to be used to lock and unlock a vehicle and also sync data, content and preferences stored on the driver’s mobile phone with the car’s infotainment system. More

NFC security monitoring solution launches in Tonga

January 8th, 2013

Tonga-based alarm monitoring specialist Praesidia Alliance has developed a range of mobile device applications that link NFC tag reads to alarm monitoring operators. The new 24/7 Point Zero service for security officers combines duty logging,… More

Seoul hotel provides guests with NFC keys

January 7th, 2013

The Hotel Sky Park Central in Seoul, Korea, has implemented an NFC-based smart guest room solution developed by LG CNS. Guests staying on the hotel’s 15th floor are provided with an NFC phone for use during their… More

ARM, Gemalto and G&D introduce alternative to NFC secure elements

December 18th, 2012

Trustonic, a joint venture set up by the three companies, will provide TSMs and service providers with the key to their own secure area within a trusted execution environment on an ARM processor, in exchange for a one-off fee, providing an alternative to secure element chips for applications requiring low- to mid-range security. More

MasterCard buys into NFC wallet provider C-Sam

December 17th, 2012

MasterCard has signed a strategic partnership agreement with C-Sam and also acquired a minority shareholding in the NFC mobile wallet and transaction platform provider. The move follows a deal the two companies signed in May 2012… More

CIA fund backs Tyfone for NFC transactions and cloud security

December 12th, 2012

“Tyfone has an impressive patent portfolio and history of innovation in mobile financial, secure ID management, and NFC solutions,” says Jay Emmanuel, technology VP at IQT. “We believe that Tyfone’s technology has the potential to address a wide range of complex government and commercial secure identity challenges.” More

iCaisse finds email security role

December 7th, 2012

Good Technology’s Good Vault enterprise email security solution for iPhones can now use a sleeve from DeviceFidelity to hold a microSD card as part of its two factor authentication scheme. A secure element on the microSD card holds credentials and security certificates to allow users to access, encrypt and sign email to ensure privacy and compliance with business security requirements while using their iPhone.

PragmatIC starts production

December 5th, 2012

UK start up PragmatIC Printing has begun mass producing its printed logic circuits for the first time. The company’s technology can be used to produce interactive tags that include a display and can be read and powered up by an NFC phone. PragmatIC is currently working with Tigerprint, a subsidiary of Hallmark, in the greeting card sector and with De La Rue to develop security labels.

TapMyBiz adds NFC cards

December 5th, 2012

Israeli start up TapMyBiz can now supply customised NFC business cards over the web. “Each card comes equipped with an embedded NFC/RFID chip,” the company’s Laurent Flaster has told NFC World. “You can include your contact information or a direct link to your website, social media or a YouTube video. To exchange this information simply tap any NFC capable smartphone and your information is automatically saved to that device.”

Inside Secure adds sales agents

December 5th, 2012

NFC and secure chip specialist Inside Secure has appointed four sales agents in Latin America and the Middle East. BP Electronica, a division of US-based BP Sales, will represent Inside in Mexico, while Electrocomponentes will handle Argentina, Tritech… More

Juniper scales back NFC forecast

December 5th, 2012

Global NFC retail transaction values will now reach US$110bn in 2017, significantly below the $180bn previously forecast, the analysts say, due to the lack of NFC in the iPhone 5, lower than expected adoption of Google Wallet and the delay in the launch of Isis. More

Gemalto NFC SIM picks up payment scheme certifications

December 4th, 2012

Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM has now been certified by American Express, MasterCard and Visa. The SIM is available in a range of form factors and supports contactless payment and other secure services via Amex ExpressPay, MasterCard… 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

China Mobile to unveil its NFC payments service on 5 December

November 28th, 2012

China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile network operator with close to 700m subscribers, is to demonstrate its NFC payments platform for the first time on 5 December at its Worldwide Developers Conference. China Mobile describes… More

Assa adds NFC locks

November 28th, 2012

Assa Abloy’s Aperio door locks are now compatible with Seos mobile credentials, enabling them to be used with NFC phones.

Intellitix opens in Australia

November 27th, 2012

Event ticketing and payments specialist Intellitix has opened an office in Sydney, Australia. The company’s RFID and NFC based systems will offer Australian music fans easy access, cashless payment and social media features at large events, while providing organisers with analytics and tools to fight ticket fraud and touting. The company already has offices in the US, Canada and the UK and has issued more than 2.5m tags at festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza over the last 18 months.

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