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Dortmunder Volksbank launches NFC payments with O2

May 1st, 2013

German cooperative bank Dortmunder Volksbank (DV) has introduced a mobile payments service that enables customers to make payments with their NFC mobile phone at any merchant equipped to process MasterCard PayPass contactless transactions. DV is… More

Luxury watches get NFC authentication

May 1st, 2013

Swiss luxury watchmaker HYT Watches has adopted security specialist WiseKey’s NFC brand protection solution WiseAuthentic. WiseAuthentic uses smart card based warranty cards equipped with a contact and contactless chip that act as a digital version of traditional… More

Samsung to issue new TecTiles that meet NFC Forum standards

April 30th, 2013

Samsung is to introduce a new range of NFC tags because its existing TecTiles tags don’t meet NFC Forum standards and won’t work with the new Galaxy S4 smartphone. The phone maker’s original TecTile tags used… More

Inside Secure NFC chip sales fall

April 29th, 2013

Inside Secure has reported a fall in revenues of 68% year-on-year for its Mobile NFC division. Revenues were just US$4.5m in the first quarter of 2013, down 61% on the fourth quarter of 2012. “BlackBerry… More

Usat and Isis launch loyalty program for NFC vending machines

April 29th, 2013

USA Technologies (USAT) has teamed up with NFC platform provider Isis to offer a mobile loyalty program. Customers who use an Isis NFC phone to make payments at vending machines will get their fifth purchase free…. More

Pulse expands NFC antenna product range

April 26th, 2013

Electronic components supplier Pulse Electronics has announced a new catalog selection of NFC antennas aimed at a range of devices, including point-of-sale terminals, in-vehicle payment terminals, security control and access panels and printers. The company… More

Clear Channel promotes NFC with prizes

April 25th, 2013

Outdoor advertising company Clear Channel has launched ‘Human vs Machine’, a quiz game designed to begin getting consumers used to the idea of interacting with its new network of 10,000 advertising panels equipped with NFC tags. To… More

Eye picks Zappit for NFC advertising in US malls

April 25th, 2013

Mall media operator Eye has announced a partnership with NFC specialist Zappit to power the next generation of its Amplify mobile advertising platform. The Amplify solution will be deployed across the company’s network of 3,100… More

Creative Proximity connects NFC toys to mobile devices

April 24th, 2013

Creative Proximity, a US startup working on tools to connect physical toys with virtual worlds, has shown off a new device that can be used to connect NFC toys and mobile games. When toys containing… More

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

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