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Certgate and Reiner SCT team up for NFC, Bluetooth and SE token

August 14th, 2013

Mobile IT security firm Certgate and online security provider Reiner SCT have developed the cgToken, a keyring-sized device that makes use of both NFC and Bluetooth to enable enterprises to provide standardised authentication solutions to… More

Birdie brings NFC to golf ball markers

August 13th, 2013

A US-based startup has added NFC to golf ball markers, allowing tournament organisers to pre-load lunch and drinks credits or golf buggy access rights before a game tees off. Sensorstream’s Birdie is a waterproof, coin-sized… More

NXP predicts flat NFC sales despite loss of key customer

August 7th, 2013

NXP Semiconductors has reported a decline in sales for its ID business in Q2 2013, citing a fall in mobile transaction revenue following the loss of a key customer. Overall, sales for the chip maker’s mobile transaction business “will be roughly flat year-on-year”, said CEO Rick Clemmer in an earnings call. More

MasterCard CEO: NFC should be seen as “a longer term effort”

August 5th, 2013

MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga has suggested that NFC should be seen as a longer term effort, while acknowledging that some markets have adopted NFC much faster than others. “I don’t think these are 12 and… More

NFC Ring smashes crowdfunding goal with 2,100 backers in just four days

July 24th, 2013

A UK-based startup raising funds on Kickstarter for a finger ring that lets users unlock NFC-enabled doors and devices and share information via NFC has amassed pledges totalling almost double its £30,000 (US$46,000) target in… More

76% of mobile developers want to use NFC in their apps

July 24th, 2013

More than 31% of mobile developers are supporting NFC in their mobile apps today and an additional 45% plan to support the technology in the next 12 months, according to a Mobile Development Survey released… More

NFC Forum adds healthcare, handover and security standards

July 17th, 2013

The NFC Forum has issued the Personal Health Device Communication (PHDC) Technical Specification and released two candidate specifications, Connection Handover 1.3 and Signature RTD 2.0. PHDC is designed to provide a standard way for devices… More

Geotab adds NFC driver tracking

July 17th, 2013

Fleet management technology provider Geotab has added NFC support to its driver and vehicle tracking platform. NFC Driver ID sees drivers of pooled vehicles issued with an NFC fob which they use to identify themselves to a vehicle’s telematics system so fleet operators can track the activity of both individual drivers and vehicles.

UAE renews ID cards via NFC

July 16th, 2013

Residents of the United Arab Emirates will soon be able to renew their Emirates ID cards using just their NFC phone, Gulf News reports. The service is currently being pilot tested, is due to go live by the end of 2013 and “will act as a precursor to a host of other official services becoming available through smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.”

PetHub gets funding for NFC tags

July 15th, 2013

Pet ID tag and platform provider PetHub has closed a Series A investment round taking its total funding so far to US$1.7m, the Puget Sound Business Journal reports. The company’s NFC-enabled pet tags are now available in 1,000 US and 400 European stores.

Lycamobile adopts NFC for international workforce management

July 8th, 2013

UK-based tracking system specialist Crystal Ball has implemented a new mobile tracking solution with NFC for the world’s largest mobile virtual network operator, Lycamobile, which is now going live with employees in sixteen countries. Crystal Ball… More

British Airways to offer NFC luggage tags

July 3rd, 2013

British Airways has announced it will be launching an electronic luggage tag that houses support for NFC next year. The product will be trialled over the next few months. Using the British Airways mobile app,… More

Novay releases NFC passport verification app

June 26th, 2013

Dutch research institute Novay has developed an Android app that could make expensive NFC reader equipment redundant when verifying passports. NFC Passport Reader uses NFC to read the chip embedded in a passport and can… More

French winery picks NFC tags for authentication

June 25th, 2013

Prestigious Bordeaux winery Château Le Pin, which produces some of the most expensive wines in the world, has partnered with NFC object identification specialist Selinko to attach NFC tags to wine bottles so users can authenticate… More

Poste Italiane expands NFC payments to Rome and Turin

June 24th, 2013

Poste Italiane’s NFC payments service has been rolled out to the cities of Rome and Turin, following its launch in Milan last December. The service is now set to expand across the rest of Italy… More

Geak unveils NFC smart watch and contactless ring

June 21st, 2013

Chinese phone brand Geak is to launch a smart watch with NFC, along with a finger ring that can unlock devices with a touch. More

Czech firm releases universal NFC ID system

June 19th, 2013

The Institute of Microelectronic Applications in the Czech Republic has launched NFC Porter, an NFC-based identification system that includes an NFC reader designed to connect to any existing access control or ID system. “We are… More

Bristol ID to produce dual-frequency NFC/RFID cards

June 19th, 2013

US-based RFID card manufacturer Bristol ID has announced a new dual-frequency card with a pair of passive RFID chips that allow it to communicate in two different frequency ranges simultaneously. The card will be available… More

UK gov offers passport reader

June 18th, 2013

The UK Home Office’s Identity and Passport Service has created an Android app that allows citizens to read the embedded NFC chip present in most passports issued since 2006. The app is a proof of concept that displays the data held on the passport once a user has entered their passport number, date of expiry and date of birth. The passport cannot be verified as genuine by this method, although future versions of the app might do so, the Home Office says.

Orange announces NFC Awards winners

June 17th, 2013

France-based mobile network operator Orange has revealed the winners of its €40,000 competition for NFC application developers at a ceremony in the Jardins de l’Innovation in Paris. The Orange NFC Awards attracted a total of… More

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