News about Ecosystem and NFC.
November 18th, 2013
Mobile network operator Swisscom, ID company Legic Identsystems and security specialist Kaba are working together to create an NFC ecosystem that will allow businesses across Switzerland to easily integrate NFC-based access control and time and...
October 15th, 2013
The creators of Glocon, a waterproof bracelet that combines NFC and Bluetooth 4.0, have shown their prototype device to a number of industry leaders at the Money2020 expo with the intention of launching on crowdfunding website Kickstarter later this year.
October 8th, 2013
French banking group Société Générale is to introduce an NFC payments service in the city of Strasbourg this autumn. Customers wishing to use the service will be able to apply to the bank, either online...
August 5th, 2013
Security chip specialist Inside Secure's mobile NFC division recorded sales of US$9.5m during Q2 2013, double its sales during the first quarter of the year, according to the company's latest financial results. "As expected, revenue...
August 5th, 2013
MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga has suggested that NFC should be seen as a longer term effort, while acknowledging that some markets have adopted NFC much faster than others. "I don't think these are 12 and...
July 31st, 2013
Taiwanese carrier Far EasTone has chosen ID technology provider Morpho to provide the TSM platform for its upcoming NFC payments trial, which will see users able to make purchases in stores, pay for public transportation...
July 31st, 2013
NFC mobile payments are to be available to consumers across the United States from "later this year" following successful pilots in Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah, the Isis joint venture between carriers AT&T...
April 17th, 2013
Payments processing technology provider Carta Worldwide has launched a turnkey kit that can be used by banks and mobile network operators to run an NFC prepaid payments pilot with up to 1,000 participants. The kit...
February 27th, 2013
GlobalPlatform has updated its System Messaging Specification for Management of Mobile-NFC Services to more specifically address how service providers can connect and communicate with other actors operating within the NFC ecosystem. The specification was introduced...
February 22nd, 2013
"The pace of innovation in the payments industry requires a new approach that ensures innovative payment methods can be tested, approved and commercialized quickly," says Visa's Jim McCarthy.
January 22nd, 2013
"We selected Bell ID for their broad experience within multiple vertical markets and proven technical ability to manage infrastructure complexity," says Andrew Bocking, senior vice president of software product management at RIM.
January 9th, 2013
"These new agreements with Global Certification Forum (GCF), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Wi-Fi Alliance will expedite the availability and use of more globally interoperable NFC-enabled solutions," says Koichi Tagawa, chairman of the NFC Forum.
January 7th, 2013
GlobalPlatform has qualified two UL test tools, the Collis Compliance Test Suite for GlobalPlatform Mapping Guidelines and the Collis Compliance Test Suite for GlobalPlatform SWP and HCI. "The qualification of these test suites results in...
December 18th, 2012
"By working together with China Mobile, we hope to show that the development of a SIM-card based approach using recognized standards will be a key factor in winning over consumer confidence as NFC services become more and more prevalent over the coming years," says Orange's Thierry Millet.
November 21st, 2012
Tivit, Finland's strategic centre for science, technology and innovation, has initiated a 'business ecosystem' called FinnTag that aims to create new and improved ways of delivering NFC tag based digital services. The venture aims to...
November 14th, 2012
The new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean mobile phone and tablet reference devices make use of a Broadcom NFC controller chip instead of the NXP chips Google used in earlier models. Broadcom has also contributed its NFC software stack to the Android Open Source Project.
October 19th, 2012
TSM software and services provider Sequent is the new owner of troubled NFC pioneer Vivotech's software division. "The acquisition enables Sequent to integrate banks and other service provider's credentials more efficiently into the secure element...
October 17th, 2012
The mobile network operators' trade association has published a technical document that sets out how carriers around the world could implement core NFC mobile wallet functions in a standard manner — and is asking potential service providers, suppliers and other interested parties to provide feedback on the plans.
October 10th, 2012
The mobile network operator is to launch commercial services in 2013 and is beginning with a pilot phase in Milan this month that will see customers being able to make payments for goods and services with an NFC version of its existing Smart Pass prepaid card.
October 5th, 2012
The Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT) Alliance has released version 2.0 of its Cipurse open transit ticketing standard. Cipurse v2 "comprises a single, consistent set of specifications for all security, personalization, administration and life-cycle...