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.
November 5th, 2010
The mobile network operator, 49.5% owned by the Sri Lankan government, is to launch a wide range of services using an NFC platform developed by Sony FeliCa.
October 25th, 2010
A new research report by Sarah Clark, editor of NFC World, sets out the latest thinking on how to develop successful NFC business models and explains the options available to mobile network operators, handset manufacturers, financial institutions, third party service providers — and their potential customers.
June 14th, 2010
Business customers who purchase a Samsung S5230 NFC phone for their staff pay a flat fee each month to use the new Mobile et Badge service to track the time and attendance of field service workers such as security staff and cleaners.
March 24th, 2010
ADMR, the French national association for providers of home care services, is to begin equipping staff with NFC phones from next month. The association's 3,350 local members have a total of 90,000 employees, providing services...
January 14th, 2010
Banks and mobile network operators are set to go head to head in a bid to control the market for NFC mobile payments services, according to a new research report published today. "NFC mobile phones...
September 7th, 2009
"By 2012, 80% of security guards in private security will be NFC-equipped," says Michael Elliott of NFC-based remote worker management specialists Over-C, whose technology is already used by security staff at Marks & Spencer and at all London Overground stations.