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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

AirPlus and Deutsche Telekom begin NFC payment pilot

June 14th, 2013

Business travel payment specialist AirPlus International has launched an NFC pilot in Germany, in partnership with mobile network operator Deutsche Telekom. Starting this week, employees at the telco’s Bonn, Frankfurt and Hamburg sites can pay… More

Wireless Dynamics launches NFC case for iPhone 5

June 13th, 2013

A version of Canadian NFC and RFID specialist Wireless Dynamics’ iCarte NFC case for Apple iPhones is now available for the iPhone 5. The device is approved by both Apple and Visa, enabling it to… More

PQI demos NFC USB stick

June 12th, 2013

Taiwan-based PQI Group has demonstrated an NFC-enabled memory stick at Computex 2013. “Simply plug the thumb drive into a USB port and use an NFC-equipped smart phone in close proximity to engage the encryption mechanism and access files stored on the thumb drive,” says PQI. “Your personal files are safeguarded from prying eyes with the highest level of protection.”

Oberthur adds HID NFC keys

June 12th, 2013

Oberthur Technologies has partnered with HID Global to enable the access control specialist’s Seos digital keys to be stored on Oberthur’s DragonFly NFC SIMs. “The Seos applet is part of an ecosystem of interoperable products and services for issuing, delivering and revoking digital keys on NFC-enabled mobile devices that can be used to open doors to homes, hotels, offices, hospitals, universities and commercial buildings,” Oberthur explains.

NBS adds support for Inside’s embedded secure elements

June 5th, 2013

NBS Technologies’ Xpressi Trusted Service Manager platform can now be used to provision financial card data onto NFC phones containing Inside Secure’s VaultSecure embedded secure elements. Launched in October 2012, VaultSecure allows multiple third parties… More

Asus launches NFC Express reader

June 5th, 2013

Asus has launched NFC Express, an external accessory for PCs that makes it easy to pair desktop computers and Android NFC phones and tablets so users can share data between devices and use their mobile… More

Bell ID launches NFC secure element in the cloud platform

June 5th, 2013

The new service enables keys, certificates and NFC credentials to be stored securely in a remote location, rather than in the mobile device, is fully compatible with standard EMV contactless payments terminals and enables card issuers to deploy NFC solutions without the need to partner with mobile network operators or other third parties. More

Computex offers NFC badges

June 4th, 2013

Attendees at Computex 2013, the technology trade show taking place in Taiwan this week, are able to use their NFC phones as ID badges. The event’s official app includes support for in-app registration as well as for NFC badges.

TrustNordics to offer turnkey NFC wallet platform

May 29th, 2013

TSM provider TrustNordics has partnered with C-Sam to offer a turnkey NFC mobile wallet solution that also supports QR and barcodes. The system makes use of C-Sam’s Mobile Transaction Platform and will be available for… More

Survey reveals demand for contactless and NFC payments in Dubai

May 21st, 2013

A survey published by digital security specialist Gemalto has shown a high demand for contactless and NFC payments in Dubai, with 85% of those polled saying they would ‘like’ or ‘love’ to use their mobile handset… More

C-Sam speeds NFC development with applets and testing services

May 17th, 2013

NFC technology provider C-Sam has announced a suite of NFC applets and test automation tools aimed at reducing the time needed for companies to develop, test and launch NFC products and services. C-Sam’s NFC applets… More

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

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