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Archive: Newswire

Portugal Telecom picks CardMobili for NFC wallet

September 18th, 2013

Mobile network operator Portugal Telecom has selected digital wallet solution provider CardMobili to implement a digital wallet that will support both NFC and QR codes and offer a range of added value services, including loyalty,… More

Dutch retailers to test NFC coupons

September 18th, 2013

Online shopping platform MyOrder is to conduct an NFC mobile marketing pilot with 25 retailers in the Dutch city of Leiden. During the three month trial, shoppers will be encouraged to tap in-store NFC touchpoints… More

Packers fans get NFC merchandise

September 18th, 2013

NFC wearables specialist BaubleApp has teamed up with merchandise maker Foamation to offer NFC keyrings and necklaces to fans of the Green Bay Packers football team. More

Tabletalk debuts NFC Tablewraps

September 18th, 2013

Ambient advertising specialist Tabletalk Media is embedding NFC tags from Proxama in its large Tablewrap stickers after deciding the public’s adoption of NFC has increased significantly. The company operates table top advertising networks in universities,… More

Austrian companies plan national NFC wallet standard

September 18th, 2013

A group of financial, technology and telecoms companies have formed Mobile Wallet Initiative Austria, a new organisation that aims to create an open nationwide standard for NFC mobile wallets. A commercial launch is scheduled for… More

Google confirms commitment to NFC with new Google Wallet app

September 17th, 2013

Google has released a new version of Google Wallet that will allow anyone with an Android device running version 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ or higher to store loyalty cards and offers on their mobile phone as well… More

Artist embeds NFC chip in hand to share digital art

September 17th, 2013

Digital artist Anthony Antonellis has embedded an NFC-compatible RFID chip in his hand as a way of sharing his artwork with others. The 1KB chip was implanted between Antonellis’ thumb and forefinger and holds an… More

Omron launches NFC weight loss tracker

September 17th, 2013

Omron Healthcare has launched an activity monitor that can be synced with an online dashboard via an NFC ‘tray’ that plugs into a USB port on a Mac or PC. The aim, Omron says, is to make it easier for wearers to keep track of how many calories they have burned and whether they are currently on target. More

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

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