News about Add-on and NFC.
May 14th, 2013
Bank of China (Hong Kong) is in the final stages of testing an NFC payment service that uses a mixture of secure digital memory cards, SIM cards and NFC add-on devices, the South China Morning...
April 3rd, 2013
The new Mobile Ticket service is available on 96% of the city's public transportation network and is set to be expanded to up to nine more cities across Russia this year.
March 25th, 2013
A simple add-on adapter for NFC phones cuts the cost of equipping staff with a reader for InfoChip's 8mm industrial tags by more than half, the company says, and will "bring profound revolution in safety compliance, inspection management and industrial asset management."
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,...
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...
January 11th, 2013
Customers in Salt Lake City and Portland are being invited to beta test the bank's new Go Mobile payments service, using an iPhone NFC case that stores a FlexPerks Visa credit card, ahead of a broader launch this year.
January 9th, 2013
Mobile device accessories maker Incipio has unveiled Cashwrap, an NFC case that can be used to add Isis mobile payments and offers capabilities to the iPhone 4 and 4S. "Incipio's stylish, protective, portable case offering...
December 19th, 2012
Watchdata is to add support for Sony FeliCa contactless technology to its range of SIMpass NFC add-ons. Six million consumers in East Asia, mostly in China, already use a SIMpass SIM+antenna add-on to make NFC...
November 29th, 2012
The vWand is designed to act as a data bridge, enabling users to read data stored on contactless ID cards and other media and forward it on to standard PCs and mobile phones via Bluetooth.
November 28th, 2012
DeviceFidelity's NFC mobile wallet solution is now available at MetroPCS stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Moneto Android kit is based on a prepaid MasterCard account and uses an NFC-enabled microSD card to...
November 21st, 2012
Flomio's bid to crowdfund the production of its FloJack NFC add-on for iOS devices is just over US$10,000 away from its $80,000 target with five days to run. The company has also revealed plans for...
November 16th, 2012
The prepaid card specialist's 84 financial institution clients will be able to provide customers with mobile wallets based on DeviceFidelity's Moneto platform, which uses NFC-enabled cases and microSD cards to add mobile payments capabilities to Apple iPhone and Android devices.
November 7th, 2012
NFC and contactless chip specialist Inside Secure has announced the availability of a new chipset that enables NFC payment capabilities to be added to standard mobile phones. New PicoPulse NFC RF front-end booster chips work...
November 7th, 2012
On Track Innovations (OTI) has announced a new device that adds NFC functionality to standard mobile phones, via the headphone jack. Users can still listen to music while the new Copni Wave is plugged in,...
October 8th, 2012
Australian banking group ANZ has begun an NFC payments field trial and announced plans to launch a commercial service in 2013. The small pilot project uses Samsung Galaxy S III Android phones. "ANZ has selected...
October 3rd, 2012
The UK's Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest banks, both part of RBS group, have launched TouchPay, an NFC payments service first announced in July. The service uses iCarte add-ons for Apple iPhone 4 and...
September 12th, 2012
Shoppers at the French supermarket chain's Les Belles Feuilles branch in Paris will be able to use shelf-edge labels equipped with NFC tags to obtain details of each of 25,000 products on offer, scan items into their basket and then checkout by simply tapping their NFC phone to a reader attached to the retailer's cash register.
September 11th, 2012
Beginning with the UK, consumers in Europe will be able to equip their Apple and Android smartphones with an NFC add-on and use it to make prepaid contactless payments from later this year.
September 10th, 2012
The access control giant — owner of HID Global, Yale, Vingcard Elsafe and more — has unveiled a new platform that allows NFC phones to be used to replace mechanical keys and access cards in homes, hotels, offices, hospitals, universities and commercial buildings.
September 6th, 2012
New software for Seeed Studio's US$30 NFC shield for Arduino, an add-on that brings NFC functionality to the low cost computing platform via an NXP PN532 controller, has been released. The new library replaces the...