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Archive: Newswire

Botanical garden uses NFC to inform visitors

October 14th, 2013

The Bellevue Botanical Garden in Washington, USA has installed three NFC-enabled signs in its Fuchsia display garden as part of a pilot project which aims to discover how NFC can be used to engage with… More

HTC One Max to come with NFC and fingerprint sensor

October 14th, 2013

Phone manufacturer HTC has announced the successor to its flagship HTC One smartphone, the NFC-enabled HTC One Max which houses a 5.9-inch 1080p display and fingerprint scanner. Located on the rear of the device, the… More

Fitbit upgrades NFC fitness wristband

October 14th, 2013

Health and fitness monitoring specialist Fitbit has upgraded its Fitbit Flex wristband with the Fitbit Force, now featuring an OLED screen that displays the time, how many steps you’ve taken, calories burned and floors climbed…. More

Stel tracks laundry via NFC

October 11th, 2013

Spanish technology integrator Stel Solutions has developed a service that uses NFC tags attached to garments to reduce handling errors when items are sent for cleaning. More

WiGroup tests NFC payments and coupons in South Africa

October 11th, 2013

South African mobile transaction platform provider WiGroup is testing an NFC payments and coupon solution with one of the country’s largest retailers, the company has told NFC World, and now plans to bring the technology… More

Nice bike rental stations get new NFC signs

October 11th, 2013

Velo Bleu bike rental stations across the French city of Nice are sporting a new design for their NFC signs. More

Bank of China launches NFC payments in Hong Kong

October 10th, 2013

Bank of China (Hong Kong) is to introduce a microSD card based NFC payments service before the end of the year. Selected customers will be able to use the BOC e-Wallet Mobile Payments Service “from… More

NFC treasure hunt drives shoppers to town centres

October 10th, 2013

A group of leading UK retailers have participated in an NFC treasure hunt, developed by MoLo Rewards and the Association of Town & City Management. The contest is now set to be run in up… More

Samsung launches Galaxy Round NFC smartphone with curved display

October 10th, 2013

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Round, a premium NFC smartphone with a curved 5.7-inch Full HD display which will go on sale in Korea for KRW1,089,000 (US$1,000). As well as being easier to grip thanks… More

SAP to put NFC in vending machines

October 9th, 2013

Software giant SAP is developing a smart vending machine solution that will provide consumers with the ability to make payments via NFC and link purchases made with social profiles, enabling owners to gain insight into… More

Nokia Music and Wooshping offer NFC playlists at NY music venue

October 9th, 2013

Nokia Music and UK-based NFC specialist Wooshping have teamed up to offer exclusive music playlists via NFC posters and stickers to gig goers at New York’s Webster Hall. More

Adlink launches B2B NFC phone

October 9th, 2013

Taiwan-based technology manufacturer Adlink has released an NFC phone and “industrial mobile handheld device” aimed at automatic identification and data capture applications that includes a 1D laser or 2D camera-based barcode scanner, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1… More

Bank SinoPac picks Morpho for NFC pilot in Taiwan

October 8th, 2013

Taiwan’s Bank SinoPac has chosen technology provider Morpho to provide an end-to-end solution for a mobile payments pilot that makes use of NFC microSD cards. During the pilot, VIP customers will be able to make… More

Famoco begins shipping B2B NFC device

October 8th, 2013

Technology startup Famoco has begun shipping the FX 100, a US$200 Android device that runs a custom version of Android 4.0, enabling settings to be locked by system administrators so that it can only be used for pre-authorized functions. More

DeviceFidelity gets global Visa approval for CredenSE

October 8th, 2013

NFC microSD specialist DeviceFidelity’s CredenSE NFC microSD solution has received a global letter of compliance for Visa PayWave, enabling it to be used to make NFC payments on “more than two billion existing devices.” “DeviceFidelity… More

Société Générale to launch NFC payments in Strasbourg

October 8th, 2013

French banking group ‪Société Générale is to introduce an NFC payments service in the city of Strasbourg this autumn. Customers wishing to use the service will be able to apply to the bank, either online… More

Vogue tries NFC in New York taxis

October 8th, 2013

Fashion magazine Vogue has become the first brand to make use of interactive NFC screens installed in New York taxi cabs by Creative Mobile Technologies. The three week campaign ran in August 2013 and enabled… More

Pulse introduces even slimmer ultrathin NFC antenna

October 8th, 2013

Electronic components maker Pulse Electronics has introduced an ultrathin NFC antenna that measures 35mm by 50mm by just 0.133mm, making it 28% slimmer than its previous version. The antenna is made of ferrite sheet material,… More

Lloyds Pharmacy promotes new branding via NFC

October 8th, 2013

Lloyds Pharmacy Ireland has promoted its new branding with an advertising campaign that gives customers €5 off a €20 spend when they tap their phone to NFC posters placed in 80 bus shelters near 74… More

Google to introduce smartwatch and NFC ring, bake payments into Android KitKat?

October 7th, 2013

As speculation builds for the likely launch of the Google Nexus 5 and new Android KitKat operating system later this month, rumours suggest Google could also unveil a smartwatch and NFC ring. More

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