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NFC phone for care workers goes worldwide

May 21st, 2013

Mobile healthcare specialist Gentag and IT systems supplier Advanced Health & Care have announced the worldwide availability of an NFC phone designed to be used for monitoring home visits made by care workers. The Gentag… More

Doorbell app answers the door with NFC

May 7th, 2013

A Norwegian developer has created Doorbl, an app that uses NFC tags and QR codes to offer householders a way to communicate with visitors when they aren’t at home or instantly able to come to… 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

Think&Go demos Android NFC device for field workers

February 25th, 2013

Think&Go NFC is demonstrating a new NFC device from technology provider Famoco at Mobile World Congress 2013. The Famoco FX 100 Series is an Android-based device which can operate in all three NFC modes — tag… More

Security guards get NFC tracking

February 25th, 2013

Security guards working for Incentive Lynx Security to protect a 180-acre business park in the South East of England are to use Skillweb’s NFC-based SmartTask Attend for Security and Mobile Guarding. The guards will use NFC phones… More

Identive powers NFC at MWC Connected City

February 25th, 2013

Identive’s Tagtrail NFC platform is being used in deliver information to visitors to the GSMA’s Connected City exhibit at Mobile World Congress 2013. “The Connected City will be filled with brand-new products and experiences that will… More

Bluebird cuts care costs with NFC

January 22nd, 2013

Sixty care workers in the UK’s Bath and North East Somerset area have begun using NFC phones to log their visits to clients’ homes. Bluebird Care is using Advanced Health & Care’s iConnect service to record… 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

AMC cleans up with NFC

January 11th, 2013

UK-based Advanced Mobile Communications has launched a remote worker management solution that uses NFC to allow cleaning companies to track remote staff, confirm their location and assign and monitor tasks in real time. Advanced’s iConnect solution already has 20,000 users in the home care industry.

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

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.

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

NFC app tracks staff and assets with Android phones

November 16th, 2012

A new Android app from German telematics company Enaikoon can help managers track tasks, mobile employees and assets using NFC tags. When a tag is scanned with an NFC phone running the inViu NFC-Tracker app, the… More

French carers to use NFC

November 12th, 2012

A public authority consortium led by Docapost BPO, a division of France’s postal service La Poste, is to equip caregivers with NFC phones for use when making home care visits. The Confiance e-health project aims to… More

Legic demos NFC for ID

November 7th, 2012

Contactless card specialist Legic is demonstrating at Cartes a new NFC trusted service management solution aimed at the employee ID market. “Major companies presently spend large sums on temporary company ID cards,” says Legic’s Oliver Burke. “NFC can reduce this cost to a fraction.”

NFC in Access Control webinar: See it now on NFC World

October 26th, 2012

383 people registered to attend NFC World’s latest webinar — and participants gave it an overall rating of 4.2 out of five. More

RIM to manage Canadian NFC secure elements

October 22nd, 2012

The BlackBerry maker has been selected by Canadian carrier joint venture EnStream to handle secure credential management for SIMs used in both Android and Windows smartphones as well as its own BlackBerry NFC devices. More

Winery automates grape picking wages with NFC

October 16th, 2012

A new system that uses NFC phones and RFID tags to track how many grapes each worker has harvested means Bodega Norton winery in Argentina now saves a day every week collating how much each worker has picked and what they should be paid. More

Assa Abloy launches Seos mobile keys

September 10th, 2012

The access control giant — owner of HID Global, Yale, Vingcard Elsafe and more — has unveiled a new platform that allows NFC phones to be used to replace mechanical keys and access cards in homes, hotels, offices, hospitals, universities and commercial buildings. More

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