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Smartrac adds ultrathin tags

October 31st, 2012

Tag manufacturer Smartrac has announced the introduction of the first ultrathin NFC tags using chips shaved down to just 50 micrometres thick. “RFID chips are typically offered on wafers with a standard thickness of 120µm,”… More

HID debuts NFC asset management platform

October 31st, 2012

HID Global has launched HID Trusted Tag Services, a cloud-based platform that works with NFC tags to authenticate a wide range of assets. “HID Trusted Tag transponders can be applied to physical objects and documents… More

Inside Secure reports Q3 2012 results

October 29th, 2012

Inside Secure generated revenues of US$28.6m during the third quarter of 2012, the chip maker reports, up 1% on sales during the second quarter of 2012 but 22% down on the third quarter of 2011…. More

Stollmann adds support for Texas Instruments NFC chips

October 29th, 2012

Software stack specialist Stollmann has expanded its NFC stack to include support for Texas Instruments’ TI TRF79xx family of NFC chips. “The optimized use of TI NFC hardware in combination with the flexibility of Stollmann… More

G&D debuts white label mobile wallet

October 29th, 2012

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has introduced SmartTrust Portigo, a three part white label mobile wallet solution “for NFC services and beyond” that includes: A wallet client that runs on the user’s mobile phone and is… More

Gemalto to announce major deal with Vodafone?

October 26th, 2012

Vodafone Group is set to sign a five year contract with Gemalto, The Wall Street Journal reports, for “technology for a mobile payment service planned for launch next year”. The deal is expected to be announced next… More

Isobar and Proxama partner on NFC in the UK

October 24th, 2012

Digital agency Isobar has partnered with Proxama to offer NFC marketing campaigns to its UK clients. “NFC is a fantastic technology to build effective commercial relationships with customers,” says Penny Herriman, CEO of Isobar UK. “We are… More

RBC to launch NFC in Canada

October 24th, 2012

Royal Bank of Canada is preparing to launch a mobile wallet service “within the next month”, the bank’s Dave McKay has told Reuters. “We’re almost there; it’s close,” McKay explained. “It’s going to be out… More

Beats launches NFC speaker

October 23rd, 2012

Beats Electronics has introduced the Beats Pill, a portable wireless speaker with built-in NFC. The US$199.95 device “is specifically designed to optimize sound quality and maximize volume” and allows NFC phone users to ‘tap to pair’ to… More

Google to update gWallet

October 23rd, 2012

Google Wallet is set for a further update and users can request an invite today. Details of the update were expected to be revealed in a keynote speech at the Money2020 tradeshow in Las Vegas yesterday but the… More

NXP and sMedio link Windows 8 PCs with Android phones via NFC

October 22nd, 2012

Chip maker NXP and content mobility specialist sMedio have announced they are working together on NFC-WiFi solutions that will make it easy for content to be transferred between NFC-enabled Windows 8 PCs and phones running… More

Sequent acquires Vivotech’s software division

October 19th, 2012

TSM software and services provider Sequent is the new owner of troubled NFC pioneer Vivotech‘s software division. “The acquisition enables Sequent to integrate banks and other service provider’s credentials more efficiently into the secure element… More

GSMA appoints new head of NFC

October 19th, 2012

Pierre Combelles has been appointed as the GSMA‘s new business lead for NFC, replacing Nav Bains, who left to join Vivotech earlier this year. Combelles joins the GSMA from France Telecom-Orange group, where he was… More

New tag platform launches for retailers and brands

October 19th, 2012

Product labelling supplier FineLine Technologies, NFC and QR code specialist ClikGenie and tag maker Smartrac have launched ClikSecure, an NFC-based service for brands and retailers. ClikSecure offers both product authentication for brands and information services… More

Clear2Pay and TestPlant offer mobile payments app testing solution

October 18th, 2012

NFC test equipment supplier Clear2Pay and graphical user interface testing specialist TestPlant have introduced a fully automated mobile payment app testing solution. The Mobile Payment App Test Solution comprises three elements in one tool: Simulation: “A handset-based… More

Asus unveils PadFone 2 with NFC

October 17th, 2012

Asus has announced a new version of its PadFone smartphone/tablet concept that includes NFC functionality. The 4.7-inch PadFone 2 phone is designed to neatly dock with the PadFone 2 Station, enabling it to be converted… More

Orange adds contactless top-ups

October 17th, 2012

Orange France has partnered with POS maker Ingenico to enable prepaid customers to top up their accounts in stores via contactless stickers and key rings. “A salesman at the POS selects the product desired from the… More

Italian postal service to introduce NFC payments

October 17th, 2012

Poste Italiane has announced plans for a comprehensive NFC payments service, which will begin rolling out in the city of Milan in December 2012. The post office’s new service includes a number of different elements:… More

Airtag releases Mobile PayPass development kit

October 17th, 2012

NFC specialist Airtag has launched Airtag Kit, an all-in-one tool set designed to make it easier for banks, financial institutions and mobile network operators to develop MasterCard Mobile PayPass wallet applications. The Airtag Kit includes a… More

Enstream sells off Zoompass wallet

October 17th, 2012

Canadian mobile network operator-owned NFC provider Enstream has sold its Zoompass mobile payments service to Paymobile, a financial technology company that provides program management services for a range of open loop prepaid and virtual card… More

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