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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

Alfa-Bank to pilot NFC payments in Russia and the Ukraine

June 19th, 2013

Russia’s largest private bank, Alfa-Bank, is launching NFC mobile payment pilots in Russia and the Ukraine, in partnership with mobile network operator Vimpelcom and Mastercard. Vimpelcom’s Beeline brand is partnering with the bank for the… More

Musemini trio gets NFC pairing

June 19th, 2013

Audio accessories maker Musemini has announced three new additions to its line-up, all featuring NFC for pairing to other devices. The DBoom portable speaker can be customised with user-designed ‘skins’, UberFly wireless headphones provide eight hours of use on a single charge and the US$40 LynkUp adaptor brings Bluetooth streaming with NFC pairing to any device with a 3.5mm audio jack — including home stereos, car audio and headphones.

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

Creative headsets pair with NFC

June 19th, 2013

The new Sound Blaster Evo line of wireless gaming headsets from Creative is NFC enabled for easy and quick Bluetooth pairing with other devices. The Evo Zx and Evo ZxR have the same Sound Blaster SB-Axx1 processing as found in the company’s sound cards, allowing users to customise and tune their audio through desktop and mobile apps. The Evo Zx will ship in July for £200 followed by the Evo ZxR at £250 in August.

Connecthings equips Nice bike rental stations with NFC tags

June 19th, 2013

Contactless mobile services supplier Connecthings has added more than 200 NFC tags to Velo Bleu bike rental stations across the French city of Nice. Using the new Nice Essentiel mobile service, cyclists can tap their… 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.

NFC in Retailing webinar: See it now on NFC World

June 18th, 2013

NFC World’s “Tap-to-Shop: NFC in Retailing” webinar is now available to view online. 436 people registered to attend the event live — and participants gave it an overall rating of 4.2 out of five. This… More

McDonald’s and Kuwait International Bank test NFC payments

June 18th, 2013

Kuwait International Bank and McDonald’s are to pilot Seamless‘ Seqr mobile payment platform in the state of Kuwait. The bank is the first financial institution in the Middle East to test the solution, which lets… More

NFC transit ticketing service goes live in French city of Caen

June 18th, 2013

An NFC mobile ticketing service for public transportation is now live in the Caen la Mer region of France, allowing passengers to validate their tickets with a tap of their mobile phone. To use the… More

China Mobile and China UnionPay test NFC on public transport

June 18th, 2013

The NFC mobile payments service launched earlier this month by China Mobile and bank card association China UnionPay has been pilot tested on public transportation services in Beijing, reports TechWeb China. The trial, which has… More

Pelephone launches NFC service in Israel

June 18th, 2013

Mobile network operator Pelephone is to launch an NFC digital wallet in Israel, initially using contactless stickers, in partnership with credit card companies Leumi Card and Isracard. The service is set to go live in… More

‘Tap-to-shop: NFC in Retailing’ webinar — 24 hours to go!

June 17th, 2013

Tap-to-shop: NFC in Retailing, the next event in NFC World’s free educational webinar series, will be held from 14:00 to 15:00 BST on Tuesday 18 June. Join NFC World’s editor and speakers from Smartrac, Proxama,… More

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

FlashiZ to expand NFC and QR payments service to Australia

June 17th, 2013

Luxembourg-based mobile payments and loyalty provider Mobey is to launch its  FlashiZ prepaid service in Australia by the end of this year. The company’s digital wallet supports both NFC and QR codes and is currently available online… More

AVI launches NFC loyalty in Dubai

June 14th, 2013

Monitoring systems provider AVI Infosys has launched an Android NFC loyalty and payments app aimed at retailers in Dubai. The app will “help retail businesses keep their customers loyal and connected,” the company says.

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

Far EasTone to pilot NFC payments in Taiwan

June 13th, 2013

Far EasTone, Taiwan’s third largest mobile network operator, is to begin testing NFC mobile payments during the third quarter of 2013, in cooperation with Far Eastern International Bank and MasterCard. A second phase of the… 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

Wooshping adds music to Spotify playlists via NFC

June 13th, 2013

UK-based Wooshping has shown how bands can use NFC tags to allow fans to add their music to Spotify playlists, so just tapping a smart poster can start a track playing. The system takes advantage… More

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