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Archive: NFC Newswire

Singapore coffee chain adds NFC

February 14th, 2013

A chain of 51 coffee shops in Singapore has teamed up with Samsung to offer customers a free drink upsize when they tap their NFC phone to a TecTile NFC tag located in each store…. More

CalypsoKey adds contactless keys to iPhone cases

February 6th, 2013

Upmarket iPhone case maker CalypsoCrystal has added contactless door key technology to its range of cases for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. CalypsoKey is available as an option with the company’s Ring,… More

AFSCM reports 2.5m Cityzi NFC phones in France

February 5th, 2013

There are now 2.5m NFC-enabled phones that work with the French mobile network operators’ Cityzi NFC platform in circulation, up from 1m in mid-2012, reports trade association AFSCM. Some 26 NFC phone models are now available,… More

UK media agencies: NFC, HTML5 and mobile privacy are key challenges

February 5th, 2013

NFC is one of three emerging technologies that most excite Britain’s media agencies, along with augmented reality and 4G, a new IAB UK Agency Snap Shot study has found. The study also found, however, that NFC… More

TIM begins NFC pilot in Brazil

January 31st, 2013

Brazilian mobile network operator TIM, part of the Telecom Italia group, has begun a small NFC payments pilot in collaboration with MasterCard, Banco Itaú, Redecard and TSM provider Gemalto. The pilot involves fifty people who will be able to… More

T-Mobile Poland adds banks to NFC platform

January 29th, 2013

Customers of Getin Bank and Noble Bank are now able to access T-Mobile Poland’s MyWallet NFC service, the carrier has announced. MyWallet was launched in October 2012 and was available initially only to customers of Raiffeisen Polbank and… More

Identive upgrades Tagtrail NFC platform

January 28th, 2013

Identive has extended the Dynamic Action Bundle rules engine used in its Tagtrail web-based NFC tag platform. The upgrade allows an unlimited number of actions to be assigned to each tag within a campaign and multiple… More

Samsung promotes NFC with Galaxy pop-up store in Hong Kong

January 28th, 2013

Samsung is promoting the NFC S-Beam capabilities of its Galaxy smartphones with a smart poster-based store-within-a-store in Hong Kong. The Galaxy Pop-Up Store concept was developed by Hong Kong-based mobile and NFC specialist Aigens and… More

Taiwan TSM plans face opposition

January 24th, 2013

The decision, taken yesterday by Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission, to grant conditional approval for Taiwan’s five carriers and transit card issuer EasyCard to set up a national TSM joint venture for NFC payments and ticketing has not… More

Bluebird cuts care costs with NFC

January 22nd, 2013

Sixty care workers in the UK’s Bath and North East Somerset area have begun using NFC phones to log their visits to clients’ homes. Bluebird Care is using Advanced Health & Care’s iConnect service to record… More

Samsung confirms Galaxy S III Mini with NFC

January 22nd, 2013

Samsung has announced that an NFC version of the Galaxy S III Mini is now available. The device was announced with NFC in October 2012, but the first devices then shipped without the functionality. Now, says… More

Identive reports tag sales stats

January 21st, 2013

Identive shipped just under 15m NFC transponders during the fourth quarter of 2012, chairman and CEO Ayman S Ashour has revealed. “In our fourth quarter we shipped, as planned, record numbers of NFC transponders to fulfil previously… More

NFC Forum introduces special interest groups for vertical markets

January 15th, 2013

The NFC Forum is launching a series of special interest groups in “key vertical markets” to support and accelerate adoption of the technology. The Forum aims to bring together leaders from consumer electronics, healthcare, payments,… More

Think&Go upgrades NFC Shopping system

January 14th, 2013

Retail specialist Think&Go NFC has introduced a new version of its NFC Shopping system at the NRF tradeshow in New York. The system, launched in April 2011, is a cross-channel solution that offers shoppers extra information… More

NFC World’s Joe Davies to chair NFC Symposium

January 11th, 2013

Joe Davies, associate editor of NFC World and The Mobile Wallet Report, is to chair NFC Symposium 2013 in Stockholm later this month. “NFC Symposium 2013 is the number one meeting place in Scandinavia for all… More

Samsung offers Galaxy S II Plus with NFC

January 11th, 2013

Samsung has announced the Galaxy S II Plus, an updated version of its groundbreaking Galaxy S II Android smartphone that will, like its predecessor, be available in NFC and non-NFC versions. The Galaxy S II… More

ZTE adds Nubia Z5 NFC phone

January 9th, 2013

ZTE has launched an ultra-slim NFC phone with a 5-inch 443PPI 1080p display and a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. The Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ powered Nubia Z5 will be available in China… More

TI adds NFC chips for vehicles

January 9th, 2013

Texas Instruments has launched a family of wireless combo-connectivity solutions for the automotive industry at the CES show. The new the WiLink 8Q system-on-chip family features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth low energy, NFC and GNSS options… More

Belkin adds NFC music receiver

January 9th, 2013

Belkin has launched a music receiver with NFC functionality. Designed for streaming content from smartphones and tablets directly to a home stereo system or standalone speakers via Bluetooth wireless technology, the US$59.99 G3A2000 HD Bluetooth Music… More

Smartrac to showcase NFC and RFID for retailers at NRF show

January 9th, 2013

NFC and RFID tag provider Smartrac has partnered with a number of NFC and RFID specialists to provide visitors to the National Retail Federation’s annual convention and expo in New York on 14-15 January with an… More

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