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Robokeg serves beer via NFC

May 14th, 2013

US-based technology startup Robokeg has shown an NFC-powered beer pouring machine at a recent New York Tech Meetup event. Consumers tap Robokeg’s NFC reader with a contactless wristband that holds driving licence data, credit card details and… More

HID releases Trusted Tag SDK

May 3rd, 2013

HID Global has introduced a software developer kit (SDK) for developers to create apps that make use of the company’s Trusted Tag Services platform, launched in October 2012. “We invite partners to join HID Global in developing new and exciting NFC applications that offer convenient solutions for brand protection and document validation, secure data logging and enabling trusted actions, while providing a platform for managing the future internet of things,”  says HID’s Mark Robinton.

Infineon introduces new embedded secure element

May 2nd, 2013

Chip maker Infineon Technologies has announced a new embedded secure element chip that conforms to the GlobalPlatform 2.2.1 specification, offers a larger memory capacity to support multiple services and supports Mifare Classic applications through emulation. More

Google and NXP join Fido Alliance to develop secure authentication standards

May 2nd, 2013

Momentum is building for Fido, an open security authentication concept that aims to allow users to replace passwords with a range of authentication methods, including NFC and biometrics. Both Google and NXP have now signed up to the project, alongside founder members that include PayPal and Lenovo. More

Luxury watches get NFC authentication

May 1st, 2013

Swiss luxury watchmaker HYT Watches has adopted security specialist WiseKey’s NFC brand protection solution WiseAuthentic. WiseAuthentic uses smart card based warranty cards equipped with a contact and contactless chip that act as a digital version of traditional… More

Ingenico launches mobile POS terminal with NFC and fingerprint security

April 24th, 2013

Point-of-sale terminal maker Ingenico has introduced a range of mobile payments terminals that include NFC and biometric verification. The iWB Bio Series devices are aimed at governments and financial institutions distributing payments services in emerging… More

NFC Israel launches NFC pet ID tags

April 22nd, 2013

NFC Israel has teamed with printing and packaging provider Tadbik Group to launch FindMyPet, an NFC identification tag for pets. After tapping the FindMyPet tag for the first time pet owners can register their contact… More

Digital authentication using a passport and NFC tested in Brazil

April 18th, 2013

A Brazilian startup has developed an authentication process that uses government-issued electronic ID documents and NFC phones to provide users with an additional level of security when logging in to online services. The aim is… More

Startupbootcamp launches accelerator program for NFC startups

April 17th, 2013

Ten startups with great NFC and contactless ideas will be able to access a three month program of assistance and guidance, €15,000 in seed funding, free office space, a sponsor package and the chance to pitch their final product to investors. More

CUP demos Intel NFC payments

April 17th, 2013

China UnionPay executive vice president Hongfeng Chai has demonstrated the payments network’s Quick Pass contactless payments service in use on an Intel-powered NFC smartphone at the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing. The two companies are now working together to develop mobile payments services that make use of both NFC and Intel’s Identity Protection Technology.

PetHub adds NFC to ID tags

April 17th, 2013

PetHub has added NFC to its pet ID tags which are also equipped with a QR code, web address and 24-hour phone number. The tags store a link to information about the pet, such as emergency contact number, medication details, microchip number and insurance status.

SkyeTek adds NFC module

April 12th, 2013

RFID reader manufacturer SkyeTek has launched its first NFC product. The Gemini NFC and Mifare reader module is a “low-cost and ultra-low power reader/writer module” aimed at the access control, brand loyalty and mobile wallet markets.

Continental tests NFC car keys

April 10th, 2013

Drivers can use the new digital key platform to unlock and start electric rental cars, find and book vehicles and access charging stations.  More

AptiQ gets developer network

April 10th, 2013

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies has started a developer network for its AptiQmobile NFC access control platform, which was piloted at the University of San Francisco in 2012. Membership of the AptiQ Developer Network offers “access to Ingersoll Rand resources that will work closely with the developer to help them write the appropriate interface between their software and Ingersoll Rand’s cloud-based AptiQmobile service,” the company says.

Rosenberg launches new NFC business

April 9th, 2013

Industry veteran Einar Rosenberg has launched a new company that plans to roll out twelve new NFC services over the next year. Creating Revolutions‘ first service is MyCardNFC, an NFC-powered contact exchange application that combines… More

Harvard Medical School develops NFC medication tracking system

April 4th, 2013

The new technology combines Android tablet PCs with NFC tags attached to patients’ wristbands, medications and nurses’ ID badges and is designed to make the administration of medicines easier, safer, faster and more cost-effective, Dr Adam Landman has told NFC World. More

InfoChip adds Sniper device for reading tiny tags with NFC phones

March 25th, 2013

A simple add-on adapter for NFC phones cuts the cost of equipping staff with a reader for InfoChip’s 8mm industrial tags by more than half, the company says, and will “bring profound revolution in safety compliance, inspection management and industrial asset management.” More

Fraunhofer offers secure NFC keys that can be shared via QR codes

March 20th, 2013

Key2Share allows virtual keys stored on NFC phones to be shared securely using QR codes that can be sent by email or MMS message — or even in the mail. More

Disney MyMagic+ sets a new bar for mobile wallet design

March 12th, 2013

A new report from the NFC World team has found that Disney’s new MagicBand bracelet system provides unmissable lessons for anyone planning, implementing or supplying mobile wallet solutions. More

GFT adds NFC security to online banking

March 12th, 2013

The new solution eliminates the need for banks to issue customers with a dedicated authentication device by using a combination of NFC phones, QR codes and contactless bank cards. More

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