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Ingenico launches mobile POS terminal with NFC and fingerprint security

April 24th, 2013

Point-of-sale terminal maker Ingenico has introduced a range of mobile payments terminals that include NFC and biometric verification. The iWB Bio Series devices are aimed at governments and financial institutions distributing payments services in emerging… More

Lenze introduces industrial motor with NFC control

April 23rd, 2013

Motor manufacturer Lenze has introduced the Smart Motor, an industrial motor that can be controlled via NFC. Utilising the motor’s built-in NFC capability along with Lenze’s smartphone app, users can control the motor from a distance…. More

Jabra Revo headphones get NFC

April 23rd, 2013

Wireless audio specialist Jabra has revealed that its Revo Wireless headphones, first announced in January, include NFC for pairing with other devices. The Revo Wireless is constructed with an aluminium frame, steel hinges and a… More

Autosplice offers compact one piece contacts for NFC antennas

April 23rd, 2013

Autosplice has introduced a range of compact, one piece surface mount contacts which, the company says, are ideally suited for NFC antennas built into smartphones and tablets. “Typical existing antenna clips use multi-piece configurations that… More

Toshiba GCS adds Isis SmartTap support to POS system

April 22nd, 2013

Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions has added support for Isis SmartTap payments to its Ace POS platform. The integration of Isis SmartTap will allow merchants to improve their customer experience by extending offers and loyalty programs to… More

NFC Israel launches NFC pet ID tags

April 22nd, 2013

NFC Israel has teamed with printing and packaging provider Tadbik Group to launch FindMyPet, an NFC identification tag for pets. After tapping the FindMyPet tag for the first time pet owners can register their contact… More

Digital authentication using a passport and NFC tested in Brazil

April 18th, 2013

A Brazilian startup has developed an authentication process that uses government-issued electronic ID documents and NFC phones to provide users with an additional level of security when logging in to online services. The aim is… More

iKaaz launches NFC mPOS reader add-on for mobile phones

April 18th, 2013

Mobile payment provider iKaaz, founded by former Nokia Money employees, has launched an NFC reader that converts a mobile phone into a mobile POS device. The reader, priced at less than US$20, plugs into any… More

Carta offers turnkey kit for NFC payments pilots

April 17th, 2013

Payments processing technology provider Carta Worldwide has launched a turnkey kit that can be used by banks and mobile network operators to run an NFC prepaid payments pilot with up to 1,000 participants. The kit includes… More

Turkcell adds transit card to mobile wallet

April 17th, 2013

Turkish mobile network operator Turkcell has added the Urfakart transportation ticketing card to its Turkcell Cüzdan mobile wallet service. To use the service, Turkcell customers in the Sanliurfa region first link their Urfakart to their Turkcell wallet…. More

Snapper adds parking to NFC transit card service

April 17th, 2013

Wellington City Council in New Zealand is trialling the use of Snapper transit cards, which are also available on NFC phones, to pay for car parking. Around 50 pay and display machines can now accept… More

Vodafone staff test mobile payments in UK

April 17th, 2013

“Thousands” of Vodafone UK staff are currently pilot testing the mobile network operator’s Vodafone SmartPass mobile payments service at the carrier’s campus in Newbury, Berkshire. “This trial builds on the partnership we signed with Visa… More

Eagle Eye gets US and European EMV coupon patents

April 16th, 2013

Loyalty and payments specialist Eagle Eye Solutions has been granted US and European patents for an EMV-based digital coupon and gift voucher solution that allows point-of-sale terminals to be used to both process card payments… More

DBS expands One.Tap NFC payments to all Singapore carriers

April 16th, 2013

DBS has become the first bank to offer a virtual credit card to customers of all three mobile network operators in Singapore. DBS One.Tap launched in August 2012 for StarHub customers and was expanded to… More

Inside Secure NFC controller gets Linux kernel support

April 15th, 2013

Inside Secure has announced its MicroRead NFC controller chip is supported in the new 3.9 branch of the Linux kernel, speeding up integration of the chip into a range of Linux based TVs, set-top boxes,… More

Think&Go, Comprion, Taztag, Sistel, Payter and Seibersdorf win Wima NFC awards

April 15th, 2013

The winners of this year’s Wima NFC competition have been announced — with Think&Go NFC scooping three awards. The NFC retail specialist’s Tim Baker picked up awards for Best Retail Solution for NFC Shopping and Best Marketing… More

Wroclaw restaurant tries NFC table tents

April 12th, 2013

Local NFC specialist NFC Group has implemented NFC table stands and placed NFC stickers on doors in an Indian restaurant in Wroclaw, Poland. Guests are directed to a landing page when they use their smartphone or… More

New York City to pilot NFC parking meters

April 12th, 2013

The New York City Department of Transportation is to pilot test PayByPhone‘s mobile payments system, which is already live in San Francisco, Miami, London and Vancouver, in an 18 block area of the Belmont Business… More

NFC house buying system promises more privacy for sellers

April 11th, 2013

Academics from the School of Computing and Mathematics at Plymouth University have developed an NFC tag platform that allows sellers to promote their property in a more discreet way than the traditional ‘for sale’ board. NFC… More

Samsung adds Galaxy Mega 6.3-inch NFC phone

April 11th, 2013

Samsung has added a new smartphone to its Galaxy range. The Galaxy Mega  “phablet” comes in two sizes, with a 6.3-inch or 5.8-inch HD LCD screen. The 6.3-inch model will come with NFC. Both versions will… More

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