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Capital One exits Isis pilot

September 16th, 2013

Capital One, one of Isis’ three founder card issuers, is pulling out of the NFC venture’s pilot tests. Notification has been sent to cardholders who have been participating in the pilots and, Capital One has… More

Stagecoach adds NFC to Cambridge bus stops

September 12th, 2013

UK public transportation operator Stagecoach has begun adding NFC tags to bus stops in the city of Cambridge, to provide travellers with up to date information on bus arrival times. Tapping a tag located at… More

Vipnet adds NFC transit payments in Croatia

September 12th, 2013

Croatian carrier Vipnet has added NFC to its mPrijevoz service, allowing commuters in the city of Osijek to store their monthly Butra transport pass on their smartphone and validate it using contactless readers installed on… More

GoToTags launches high speed NFC tag encoding system

September 12th, 2013

NFC specialist GoToTags has released a software and reel-to-reel hardware solution that enables large volumes of NFC tags to be encoded at high speed. The GoToTags NFC Encoder software supports a wide array of NFC… More

French firms to develop mobile services for the elderly and disabled

September 11th, 2013

A consortium of 11 French organisations, including NFC specialist Think&Go NFC, are to develop a range of digital services designed to help the elderly and partially sighted remain autonomous in their daily lives. The é-change… More

New Zealand NFC wallet to launch in 2014

September 11th, 2013

The new CEO of TSM NZ, the NFC joint venture formed by Paymark, Telecom New Zealand, Vodafone and 2degrees in 2012, has announced that its mobile wallet will be available to the New Zealand market… More

Swisscom picks Trüb and Sequent for NFC

September 11th, 2013

Mobile network operator Swisscom is to use technology developed by Sequent Software and delivered by Trüb to enable bank card issuers and other service providers to provision cards over-the-air to subscribers’ NFC phones. Multiple phone… More

No NFC for iPhone 5S

September 10th, 2013

Two new iPhones have been unveiled by Apple, a flagship iPhone 5S and a lower cost iPhone 5C. A Touch ID fingerprint sensor has been built into the home button on the iPhone 5S, as… More

Monet+ adds Windows logins via NFC

September 10th, 2013

Czech smart card specialist Monet+ and mobile network operator Telefónica have teamed up to create ProID+ Mobile, a solution that enables Android phone users to log in to a computer running Windows using credentials stored… More

UK college uses NFC to help teach English

September 10th, 2013

A British college has used NFC touch points placed around its campus to help foreign language students improve their English — and found that the NFC tags offer a number of important advantages over an earlier version that used QR codes. More

Maplin and RapidNFC bring NFC tags to the high street

September 10th, 2013

UK electronics retailer Maplin has teamed with RapidNFC to bring NFC tags to the British high street through its 200 stores. The chain will stock RapidNFC’s NFC Retail Pack range, including the popular Multicolour Mini… More

Leica introduces compact camera with NFC

September 10th, 2013

Camera maker Leica has unveiled the Leica C, a compact camera capable of shooting full HD video, and the company’s first that includes NFC and WiFi for easy sharing. With a 12 megapixel 1/1.7-inch sensor… More

Sumitomo Mitsui to launch NFC payments in Japan

September 10th, 2013

Banking group Sumitomo Mitsui is to introduce an NFC payments service this month that will be available through all three Japanese mobile network operators — NTT Docomo, Softbank and KDDI — and will work with… More

Apple patent reignites iPhone NFC hopes

September 9th, 2013

A newly published patent application shows that Apple has been working on ways to combine the fingerprint verification technology it acquired in July 2012 with NFC — and may also be eyeing a variation of… More

Xiaomi unveils Mi3 smartphone with NFC

September 6th, 2013

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has announced the Mi3, a 5-inch NFC smartphone that is the first to use Nvidia’s 1.8GHz Tegra 4 quad core processor. Three versions will be made available; one for China Mobile’s… More

Vodafone, BNZ and Visa to trial NFC payments in New Zealand

September 6th, 2013

Mobile network operator Vodafone is launching a pre-commercial prepaid payments trial in New Zealand, in partnership with Visa and Bank of New Zealand (BNZ). The trial will make use of Samsung Galaxy S III and… More

Meizu announces MX3 smartphone with NFC

September 5th, 2013

Chinese phone maker Meizu has announced its first smartphone with NFC. The Meizu MX3 has a 5.1-inch 1800 by 1080 display and runs Flyme 3.0, the phone maker’s customised version of Android 4.2. The MX3… More

Five more POS providers to integrate Isis SmartTap

September 5th, 2013

Five more payment terminal manufacturers and software providers have agreed to integrate Isis SmartTap NFC functionality into their range of point of sale systems. ID Tech, On Track Innovations Global, Pax Technology, Uniform Industrial Corporation… More

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 3 with NFC

September 4th, 2013

Samsung has unveiled its latest Galaxy smartphone, the Note 3, an NFC-enabled handset with a 5.7-inch full HD Amoled display and 13 megapixel camera which can capture 1080p video at 60 frames per second. A… More

Sony announces Xperia Z1 smartphone

September 4th, 2013

Sony has unveiled the Xperia Z1, a 4G LTE handset that features NFC, a 2.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 20.7 megapixel camera and a 5-inch full HD Triluminous display. The fully waterproof device… More

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