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    MasterCard integrates loyalty programs and mobile payments with new specification

    November 19th, 2015

    MasterCard has introduced a loyalty middleware specification that aims to ease the integration of loyalty programs with mobile payment apps. The standard has been designed to work with “different loyalty schemes, different POS terminals and… More

    Panasonic takes NFC to the air

    September 18th, 2014

    Panasonic Avionics is to add NFC to the in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems it supplies to airlines, providing a way for passengers and crew to make contactless payments and for passengers to access a range of… More

    Microsoft joins IoT alliance

    July 7th, 2014

    Microsoft has joined the AllSeen Alliance, an association formed in December 2013 with the aim of creating a set of open standards for the Internet of Things (IoT). The alliance now has 51 members including Haier, LG Electronics, Qualcomm, Panasonic, Sharp, Silicon Image and TP-Link.

    Panasonic adds wearable camcorder with NFC

    March 25th, 2014

    Panasonic has unveiled a wearable 4K camcorder that includes NFC pairing, enabling consumers to link the device to their smartphone or tablet and then broadcast live videos via Ustream. The dustproof and waterproof HX-A500 comes… More

    Panasonic introduces NFC products at CES

    January 8th, 2014

    Panasonic has unveiled a host of new NFC-enabled products at CES 2014, including a durable 7-inch Windows 8 tablet, headphones, a premium digital compact camera, four HD camcorders and a range of smart home theatre… More

    Smukfest festival to use NFC for payments

    August 1st, 2013

    Music lovers attending the Smukfest festival in Skanderborg, Denmark, will be able to pay for goods using an NFC wristband — and three hundred traders will be able to accept contactless payments using Panasonic’s NFC-enabled… More

    Lumix G6 camera gets NFC

    April 29th, 2013

    Panasonic has announced a new mid-range 16 megapixel camera with NFC and Wi-Fi functionality. Like the recently announced Lumix DMC-GF6, the Lumix DMC-G6 can be easily paired to a smartphone or tablet via NFC, allowing photos and videos to be quickly moved to another device using the camera’s Instant Transfer function. The G6 snaps photos at 7fps in burst mode and can also record 1080p HD video.

    Panasonic launches Lumix GF6 camera with NFC

    April 9th, 2013

    Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-GF6, a 16 megapixel compact camera with WiFi and NFC functionality. The launch follows the introduction of the NFC-enabled ZS30 and TS5 earlier this year. The added connectivity allows snappers… More

    The new issue of Mobile Wallet Outlook is now out

    February 11th, 2013

    The January/February issue of the monthly trends bulletin from the NFC World team’s business intelligence service examines the impact on the mobile wallet market of the new Facebook Card, the arrival of NFC in the home and the latest mobile wallet business developments from around the world. More

    Panasonic launches Lumix compact cameras with NFC

    January 10th, 2013

    The new Lumix ZS30 and TS5 cameras include both Wi-Fi and NFC “to provide the widest range of remote shooting options, remote viewing and instant sharing on social networks.” More

    Panasonic announces range of NFC-enabled domestic appliances

    August 27th, 2012

    Consumers buying a range of Panasonic appliances including washing machines, rice cookers, air conditioners, washer/driers, a microwave oven, a refrigerator and a range of healthcare devices will be able to interact with the devices using either an NFC phone or a Japanese Osaifu-Keitai mobile wallet phone. More

    Panasonic unveils second NFC phone

    February 27th, 2012

    Panasonic has announced a second Eluga smartphone with support for NFC. The Eluga Power features a 5″ screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor and superfast charging, allowing the device to reach 50% charge capacity… More

    Panasonic names NFC phone

    February 20th, 2012

    The upcoming NFC smartphone announced by Panasonic in late 2011 is to be called the Eluga, the company has told attendees at its Panasonic Convention 2012 in Hamburg. The device is billed as a ‘global model’ handset and is set to spearhead the company’s assault on the European smartphone market.

    Panasonic to enter European market with NFC smartphone

    December 12th, 2011

    Japanese consumer electronics giant Panasonic is to move into the European smartphone market with a ‘global model’ handset which looks likely to come with NFC. The new device, expected to launch in March 2012, is… More

    Panasonic shows off NFC tablets

    October 14th, 2011

    Panasonic has announced a pair of ruggedised Android 3.2 ‘Honeycomb’ tablets designed for business use that will come with NFC as standard. The 7-inch BizPad is to be released in Japan in December, with a 10.1-inch version shipping in January 2012.

    World’s top auto makers to work on putting NFC in cars

    March 18th, 2011

    Daimler, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen have joined Nokia, Samsung and others as founder members of the Car Connectivity Consortium with the aim of developing common standards for connectivity between handsets and vehicles. More

    Stollmann and STMicroelectronics to offer turnkey NFC interface solutions to handset suppliers

    Stollmann and STMicroelectronics to offer turnkey NFC interface solutions to handset suppliers

    August 14th, 2009

    The two companies will offer handset manufacturers a combined NFC handset hardware and software solution, making it quicker and easier to integrate NFC into their mobile devices. More

    CES 2009: NFC competitors and enablers on display

    CES 2009: NFC competitors and enablers on display

    January 12th, 2009

    There wasn’t much to see in the way of mainstream NFC developments at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show — but some interesting potentially competitive technologies and enabling solutions made the massive Las Vegas event worth casting an eye over. More

    NFC Forum gets new board member, adds more associates

    NFC Forum gets new board member, adds more associates

    December 30th, 2008

    Membership of the NFC Forum is continuing to grow at a rapid pace. Handset manufacturers, mobile service providers, payment services providers, chip makers, solution developers, municipalities and academic institutions have all recently joined up. More

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