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Archive: NFC Newswire

Linkett transforms ordinary TVs into interactive ad panels

July 30th, 2013

Canadian digital signage network WestonExpressions has introduced Linkett, a device that plugs into a USB or HDMI connection to transform standard TVs into NFC-enabled interactive advertising displays. Linkett also contains a motion sensor that recognises… More

HealthID introduces NFC medical bands and cards

July 30th, 2013

HealthID Profile, a health management solutions provider, has introduced wristbands and cards that store important personal health details and can be accessed by an NFC phone in a medical emergency. The products, which can be… More

iCashTV adds NFC to in-store advertising platform

July 29th, 2013

iCashTV, an in-store digital advertising network for check cashing and currency exchange offices, is introducing Blue Bite’s mTag NFC platform across the US. The NFC tags will be located next to teller windows at hundreds… More

O’Dea offers designer wireless charging stations with NFC

July 29th, 2013

Creative design studio O’Dea has developed a series of upmarket wireless induction charging pads that include embedded NFC tags. Both the US$449 black cherry wood and felt Cherry Charger and the US$549 concrete and cork… More

ABI includes NFC in smartphone feature set winners

July 26th, 2013

NFC has been picked out by analysts at ABI Research as one of four feature set big winners in smartphones this year, along with accelerometers, vision-based gesture recognition and gyroscopes. “NFC has been one of the… More

Nintendo to offer NFC figures in the US

July 26th, 2013

Pokémon Rumble U, the Wii U game that uses NFC figures, will arrive in North America for US$17.99 on 29 August 2013. Sold exclusively at participating GameStop retail stores, a range of $3.99 NFC figures… More

Rough Draft beer concept uses NFC to phone home

July 25th, 2013

London-based print specialist Diginate has created Rough Draft, a concept interactive beer that uses NFC tags placed on beer bottles to send simultaneous messages to home, work and friends. “We recently made some interactive NFC-enabled… More

ACS to pilot NFC loyalty and rewards in Singapore

July 25th, 2013

NFC startup Advanced Card Solutions is set to launch a mobile loyalty and rewards trial in Singapore. The ACS mCard Wallet application will allow merchants to create virtual loyalty and reward cards, offers and discount… More

Korean art show picks NFC

July 25th, 2013

An exhibition at Seoul’s Savina Museum of Contemporary Art is to use NFC to allow visitors to download high definition images, delve into the stories behind each photograph and write and share reviews on Facebook…. More

RBC to launch NFC payments in the cloud

July 24th, 2013

Canadian bank RBC is to introduce an NFC mobile payments service that stores customers’ card details in the cloud. RBC Secure Cloud will launch later this year and will  be delivered “through partnerships with mobile… More

Guinness offers free pints to NFC phone owners

July 24th, 2013

Guinness fans around the UK can tap their Android or BlackBerry NFC phone to an NFC-enabled pub drinks dispenser to get the chance of winning a free pint of the black stuff, courtesy of a… More

Spanish hotel delivers guest information via NFC

July 24th, 2013

The Aimia Hotel in the resort of Port de Sóller, Mallorca, is using NFC to provide information on local services to guests via a tap of a mobile phone. A printed panel containing NFC tags,… More

NFC Ring smashes crowdfunding goal with 2,100 backers in just four days

July 24th, 2013

A UK-based startup raising funds on Kickstarter for a finger ring that lets users unlock NFC-enabled doors and devices and share information via NFC has amassed pledges totalling almost double its £30,000 (US$46,000) target in… More

iPhone NFC payments arrive in the UK

July 24th, 2013

The Moneto prepaid mobile wallet service, which uses DeviceFidelity’s microSD-based NFC technology, is now available in the UK via a partnership with payments processor Kalixa Group and MasterCard. The service is available at launch for iPhone… More

Daewoo fridge includes dynamic NFC tag

July 24th, 2013

Korean electronics manufacturer Dongbu Daewoo has introduced the Classe Cube, a refrigerator which includes NFC technology provided by STMicroelectronics. A built-in M24LR dynamic NFC/RFID tag collects and transfers sensor data from the fridge to an… More

NFC mobile ticketing to go live in Beijing

July 24th, 2013

The NFC mobile payments service introduced last month by China Mobile and China UnionPay will be commercially launched on public transport in Beijing next week, according to CCTV News. The launch follows a trial period… More

76% of mobile developers want to use NFC in their apps

July 24th, 2013

More than 31% of mobile developers are supporting NFC in their mobile apps today and an additional 45% plan to support the technology in the next 12 months, according to a Mobile Development Survey released… More

NFC Forum adds healthcare, handover and security standards

July 17th, 2013

The NFC Forum has issued the Personal Health Device Communication (PHDC) Technical Specification and released two candidate specifications, Connection Handover 1.3 and Signature RTD 2.0. PHDC is designed to provide a standard way for devices… More

SocGen launches NFC payments in Strasbourg

July 17th, 2013

French banking group Société Générale is now offering an NFC payments service to customers in the city of Strasbourg and plans to roll out the service nationwide, using a TSM platform provided by Oberthur Technologies…. More

Irish restaurant chain picks NFC P2P payments and rewards

July 17th, 2013

Dublin-based Graham O’Sullivan Restaurants has contracted retail software specialist Escher Group to deliver an NFC- and QR-based payments and rewards service that uses NFC’s peer-to-peer (P2P) capabilities. The solution works with any Android NFC phone… More

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