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April 10th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 April 2014, 13:15

Ingenic unveils developer board for wearable devices with NFC

Chinese embedded CPU provider Ingenic Semiconductor has unveiled a MIPS-based developer board that can be used to create wearable, healthcare and industrial devices that include a wide range of environmental sensors and wireless communications interfaces.

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April 10th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 10 April 2014, 11:45

Fujitsu adds ATMs with NFC and biometrics

Fujitsu has launched a series of ATMs aimed at the European market that support its PalmSecure biometric verification technology as well as contactless and NFC transactions.

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April 10th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 11 April 2014, 09:50

EnStream picks Bell ID TSM for NFC in Canada

Canadian carrier-owned TSM provider EnStream is to use Bell ID’s Trusted Service Manager platform to provision and manage secure applications on consumers’ NFC devices.

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April 10th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 10 April 2014, 10:57

Vodafone launches NFC SmartPass in Italy

Mobile network operator Vodafone’s NFC mobile wallet and SmartPass prepaid payments service is to go live in Italy at the end of April. The service was launched in Spain in November 2013 and in Germany and the Netherlands in March 2014. It is also due to be introduced in the UK later this year.

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April 9th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 9 April 2014, 15:09

WiFi Alliance adds support for NFC

The WiFi Alliance has updated its WiFi Protected Setup certification program to include tap-to-connect functionality via NFC. The first products to support the NFC option are available now from Broadcom, Marvell, Mediatek and Qualcomm.

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April 9th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 April 2014, 14:30

Carrefour equips new digital hypermarket with NFC

French supermarket giant Carrefour, the world’s fourth largest retailer, has opened a new hypermarket equipped with 55,000 NFC shelf-edge labels that let consumers interact with products. Shoppers can also make NFC payments at the point of sale with contactless terminals.

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April 9th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 April 2014, 10:32

The Hunger Games catches fire with NFC

The DVD release of the latest instalment of The Hunger Games movie franchise is being promoted in shopping centres in Australia via digital media panels that “catch fire” when a shopper uses their mobile phone to access a game based on the movie.

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April 9th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 9 April 2014, 09:54

Elisa offers NFC payment stickers in stores

Finnish carrier Elisa has introduced reloadable NFC payment stickers that are available to purchase from the R-Kioski convenience store chain pre-loaded with €20 of value. The MasterCard-branded stickers work with the carrier’s Elisa Lompakko wallet service and are available in a range of designs.

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April 8th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 April 2014, 16:29

Blaze seeks buyer for early NFC patent

Blaze Mobile is selling US patent number 8,630,905, an NFC payments patent entitled “Single Tap Transactions using a Secure Element” that dates back to 2007. The patent sale is being handled by ICAP Patent Brokerage.

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April 8th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 April 2014, 16:01

Westpac to launch embedded NFC payments on Samsung devices

Australia’s Westpac bank is to launch its NFC mobile payments service on Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5 devices “over the next few weeks” with the functionality being “rolled out progressively” from this month. By 2015, the bank predicts, three million Australians will be using NFC to make payments.

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April 24th, 2014

NFC World's latest news articles

  1. TfL tests NFC for London Underground ticket payments
  2. SIMalliance reports 159% growth in NFC SIM shipments
  3. Bank develops NFC suit that lets customers pay by swiping a sleeve
  4. PayPal takes another look at NFC
  5. NFC Forum updates specs with support for pairing at a distance
  6. Total Produce pushes fruit and veg with NFC in supermarkets
  7. GSMA reports on NFC adoption at MWC, SIM trends and HCE
  8. Thales shows off airline seat with NFC
  9. Rogers expands Suretap NFC wallet with support for prepaid and gift cards
  10. Apple iWatch to ship with NFC this year?
  11. Cantaloupe to run Isis promo
  12. Ingenic unveils developer board for wearable devices with NFC
  13. New Snapdragon supports NFC
  14. Fujitsu adds ATMs with NFC and biometrics
  15. Sequent gets Visa TSM approval
  16. EnStream picks Bell ID TSM for NFC in Canada
  17. Vodafone launches NFC SmartPass in Italy
  18. Midrange Samsung gets NFC
  19. WiFi Alliance adds support for NFC
  20. Carrefour equips new digital hypermarket with NFC
 
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