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• Inside Contactless was renamed Inside Secure in late 2010.

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Transport ticketing alliance debuts ‘Cipurse’ open alternative to Mifare

December 16th, 2010

The Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT) Alliance is proposing a new open ticketing standard to be called Cipurse that will “enable technology suppliers to develop and deliver interoperable transit fare collection solutions for cards, stickers, fobs, NFC mobile phones and other consumer devices.” Singapore’s Land Transport Authority is the first to agree to adopt the new standard. More

NFC news in brief • 6 Dec 2010

December 6th, 2010

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Inside Contactless ships 250m cards, changes name • Visa matches phone and card locations • UK debit cards overtake cash • PayPal rewards best customers • Retailers test mobile POS • Mobile barcode usage up 30% • Which mobile OS where? • and more… More

Inside Contactless announces combined NFC controller and embedded secure element package

November 29th, 2010

The NFC and contactless specialist has teamed up with Infineon and Giesecke & Devrient to provide handset manufacturers with a single package that includes both an NFC controller and an embedded secure element. More

Centre Pompidou’s Teen Gallery lets young people test NFC

November 19th, 2010

The new Teen Gallery at the Centre Pompidou modern and contemporary art museum in Paris allows young visitors to easily access and share location and multimedia information by touching an NFC mobile phone to tags located around the gallery. More

Consortium wins funding to develop specialist NFC TSM for home healthcare services

October 15th, 2010

A new consortium formed by IT services provider Extelia, NFC specialist Inside Contactless and French regional social services provider Abrapa has won funding from the French government to develop a trusted third party platform designed… More

Inside Contactless raises 50m euros in additional funding

Inside Contactless raises 50m euros in additional funding

October 1st, 2010

Contactless and NFC specialist Inside Contactless has raised a further €50m (US$65m approx) in financing. Existing investors Gimv, Sofinnova Partners, Vertex Israel, Euro US Ventures, GGV Capital, Qualcomm Inc, Nokia Growth Partners, Samsung Ventures and… More

Hands on: Sagem Wireless’ new NFC-enabled Cosyphone

September 10th, 2010

The first mass production units of Sagem Wireless’ new NFC Cosyphone will begin shipping later this month and a few pre-production models are now in the hands of developers, partners — and NFC World. More

HID Global and Inside Contactless to add employee ID cards to NFC phones

HID Global and Inside Contactless to add employee ID cards to NFC phones

July 14th, 2010

Employee ID card leader HID Global and Inside Contactless have partnered to offer support for HID’s iClass vicinity card technology to NFC phones. iClass is HID’s top of the range ID card technology and includes… More

Discover, MasterCard certify new mobile contactless stickers from Inside and CPI

Discover, MasterCard certify new mobile contactless stickers from Inside and CPI

June 2nd, 2010

A new range of contactless stickers, designed to be attached to the back of a mobile phone, have been certified by MasterCard and Discover Financial Services. The stickers, developed by Inside Contactless and manufactured in the US by CPI… More

STMicro, NXP, Trusted Logic and Stollmann join forces to add NFC to Android devices

STMicro, NXP, Trusted Logic and Stollmann join forces to add NFC to Android devices

June 2nd, 2010

NFC chipset manufacturer STMicroelectronics and Stollmann, which launched a chipset independent NFC API for Android last month, have joined NXP and Trusted Logic, who launched a joint NFC API for Android in April, to promote a common hardware-independent API for… More

Inside Contactless to acquire Atmel’s secure microcontroller business

Inside Contactless to acquire Atmel’s secure microcontroller business

May 4th, 2010

Inside Contactless has agreed to acquire Atmel‘s Secure Microcontroller Solutions (SMS) business, based in Rousset, France and East Kilbride, UK. The financing for the purchase is being provided by Inside’s existing investors, led by Gimv… More

NFC handsets and business models — one down, one to go?

April 30th, 2010

OPINION: NFC silicon suppliers Inside Contactless and NXP both say they now expect to see a range of Android NFC phones arriving on the market from the end of this year with, says Inside’s Loic Hamon, a “vast portfolio of phones next year for sure.” More

TazTag’s stand-alone NFC device to hit the market by the end of 2010

April 28th, 2010

TazCard, a stand-alone NFC device which communicates via USB and Zigbee instead of a mobile network connection, is set to launch by the end of 2010 with a target price of €150 — and a very different approach to building NFC ecosystems. More

Multiple NFC-enabled Android handsets to arrive from late 2010

April 23rd, 2010

Inside Contactless and NXP, the leading suppliers of NFC mobile phone chips, say the first commercial Android NFC phones will arrive later this year — with many more to follow in the first half of 2011. More

NXP and Trusted Logic release open source Android NFC API

NXP and Trusted Logic release open source Android NFC API

April 23rd, 2010

NXP and Trusted Logic have released an open source NFC Android API designed to work with a second generation NFC Android stack developed by the two companies which, they say, “provides a complete integration into… More

Inside Contactless to make Open NFC source code and API available on Sourceforge.net

Inside Contactless to make Open NFC source code and API available on Sourceforge.net

April 23rd, 2010

Developers looking to create NFC solutions and devices will now be able to download the company’s NFC protocol stack for Android, MeeGo, Linux and Windows Mobile phones from the Sourceforge free open source software website. More

Cassis opens up for business in the Americas, sees NFC market opportunities in Canada and US

Cassis opens up for business in the Americas, sees NFC market opportunities in Canada and US

April 13th, 2010

Singapore-based trusted service management (TSM) specialist Cassis International has opened an office in New York, giving it a foothold in the American market for the first time. The newly formed Cassis Americas is headed by… More

China Unicom to launch world’s first commercial single wire protocol based NFC service

China Unicom to launch world’s first commercial single wire protocol based NFC service

February 19th, 2010

The mobile operator has signed up five Chinese banks and five transport operators for the commercial launch of its NFC service, scheduled to take place during the second quarter of 2010. More

Inside Contactless to supply Cosyphone’s NFC technology

Inside Contactless to supply Cosyphone’s NFC technology

February 15th, 2010

The near field communication functionality in Sagem Wireless’ Cosyphone, a new NFC handset designed for the over 50s, is being supplied by Inside Contactless. The Cosyphone will use all three of Inside’s NFC offerings —… More

Visa banks to field test DeviceFidelity’s microSD-based NFC solution

Visa banks to field test DeviceFidelity’s microSD-based NFC solution

February 15th, 2010

The first trials of a Visa-backed NFC add-on will begin during the second quarter of 2010. More

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