February 1st, 2012
The NFC Forum is to hold a public exhibition of NFC technology during its quarterly members' meeting in Frankfurt next week. The industry standards organisation will put on the free-to-attend 'solutions showcase' event to demonstrate...
January 24th, 2012
Secure ID technology provider Entrust has added support for NFC and Bluetooth to its IdentityGuard authentication platform, enabling mobile phones to be used as corporate authentication devices. "Entrust empowers enterprises to use the mobile channel...
January 16th, 2012
The mobile network operator will begin commercial NFC services from the end of January with partners including Japan Airlines, credit card issuers, loyalty programme providers and retailers.
January 10th, 2012
Verizon Wireless and Alcatel-Lucent are demonstrating a range of mobile solutions for retailers at the CES show this week, including an NFC solution that enables a consumer to collect a coupon with their NFC device...
December 18th, 2011
The new XPand NFC expansion pack for the XP3300 Force ultra-rugged phone is designed for workforces in the security guarding, commercial cleaning services, mass transportation, field equipment maintenance and domiciliary healthcare industries.
December 15th, 2011
A new research report by Sarah Clark, editor of NFC World, sets out the current state of play in the international NFC market, explains the critical factors for success, identifies the issues that remain to be resolved and analyses the opportunities for growth in the year ahead.
November 29th, 2011
The Casio IT-9000 is designed for applications that require on the spot printing, such as receipts for mobile retail transactions, receipts and tickets for public transportation, as well as for meter reading, proof of delivery and queue busting operations.
September 30th, 2011
The company's new solution is designed to enable standard NFC phones to be used instead of specialist equipment to monitor temperature-sensitive goods while they are in transit.
September 20th, 2011
The ultra-rugged phone maker's first NFC handset offers special features designed for tough commercial applications.
September 16th, 2011
The DT-X8 with RFID is designed for use in warehouses, ticketing and security applications and includes support for ISO 15693 RFID tags as well as ISO 14443 A/B, FeliCa and Mifare NFC tags and cards.
September 15th, 2011
BlackBerry NFC phone users are set to be the first to use their mobile instead of their work ID badge to access buildings and other physical and online facilities, RIM and ID card giant HID Global have revealed.
August 23rd, 2011
French NFC and Zigbee specialist TazTag has integrated AuthenTec's TCS2 TouchChip sensor into its TazPad Android tablet. TazPad was first announced in February and is designed for "professionals who want to link a bank, a...
May 23rd, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Twitter and Docomo add 'touch and follow' • Doubletwist shares songs with NFC • Airtag offers P2P loyalty • Lifera and Taztag tie up • Lockitron opens doors with NFC • DPT unveils NFC-enabled car park pay machine • SK C&C USA rebrands as CorFire • Bayer puts antennas into decorative films • Mobey Forum expands • and much more...
April 7th, 2011
Smart identification providers idOnDemand have teamed up with NXP Semiconductors to create a secure, NFC-enabled way for staff to authenticate access to their organisation's private information and services from mobile devices. With growing use of...
March 21st, 2011
Sonim Technologies, maker of "the world's toughest mobile phones", is to add near field communications technology to its XP3300 Force handset later this year. The phone, designed to withstand being dropped from a mountain edge...
March 15th, 2011
NFC Business Models white paper sets out the key issues involved in introducing mobile wallet services
The new white paper introduces a number of concepts that are fundamental to understanding the NFC market opportunity and includes details of ten of the most important findings from our NFC Business Models research report.
January 27th, 2011
"The companies that succeed will be those that take the time to gain an understanding of the needs of each of the parties involved and then design an infrastructure that provides a win:win:win solution for all," according to our new 'NFC Business Models' research report, which officially launches today.
November 29th, 2010
The company aims to kickstart commercial NFC services by acting as a broker between mobile network operators and service providers — Ericsson IPX plans to pay operators to rent space on their SIM cards and then sub-let it to a range of service providers.
November 24th, 2010
The deadline for submitting papers for consideration for presentations at next year's Wima conference, to be held in Monaco in April, is 3 December. Anyone who wishes to make a presentation at the Wima 2011...
November 19th, 2010
IDA, the government agency tasked with implementing a national NFC infrastructure for Singapore, is requesting proposals from consortiums to create and manage a next-generation open trusted third party infrastructure that all the country's banks, transport operators and other service providers could use to deliver NFC services.