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    Dutch bank in logistics blockchain project

    November 25th, 2016

    Dutch bank ABN Amro is working with Delft University of Technology and 14 other partners to launch a two-year project to apply blockchain technology to the logistics sector. The TKI Dinalog project aims to deliver three user cases: supply chain finance, inventory finance and circular economy. “We are applying blockchain technology to the financial routes in logistics. But that’s just the start,” says ABN Amro’s Martijn Siebrand. “I can see this development culminate in the logistics sector of the future, more coherent and smooth all across the chain.”

    NXP and Enfucell give cold comfort to biopharmaceutical supply chain

    February 12th, 2015

    Medical staff can now use an NFC phone to check that vaccines, hormones and other biopharmaceutical products have been kept at the correct temperature throughout the supply chain, using a disposable temperature logging foil that… More

    White paper explains NFC-enabled sensors and their uses

    November 26th, 2014

    A new paper that explains how NFC-enabled sensors can be used to deliver service improvements in “hundreds of applications in many market sectors” is now available to download from the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre. NFC-enabled… 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

    Pepsi tests NFC for shopper marketing

    July 29th, 2014

    Pepsi has tested a new NFC shopper marketing solution developed by logistics optimisation solutions provider Rehrig Pacific that uses NFC chips and QR codes on display trays to “increase the opportunity for consumer interaction, at the point of sale, without increased merchandising or delivery costs”. The pilot at the Pepsi Bottling branch in Burnsville, Minneapolis resulted in a 48% click-through conversion rate, 2.8% engagement rate and 1.34% response rate. A full case study is available here (PDF).

    Thinfilm shows printed NFC smart label with temperature sensor

    May 28th, 2014

    Printed electronics specialist Thinfilm has demonstrated an NFC-enabled label that includes a temperature sensor, which can be used to track a product throughout its journey to a store and report on whether or not the… More

    Thinfilm to offer NFC temperature sensors for product packaging

    March 13th, 2014

    Printed electronics specialist Thinfilm is to introduce low cost NFC time and temperature sensors that can be incorporated into the packaging of food products and other perishable items, to enable consumers, distributors and merchants to… More

    Spanish bus drivers to check tickets using NFC host card emulation

    January 29th, 2014

    “HCE is a game-changing technology for NFC,” says technology provider Aditium’s Ibai Iturricha. “With HCE we have the chance to develop the whole solution without having to rely on any other party… With the entry of HCE we are free.” More

    AMS develops NFC chip for medical implants

    September 3rd, 2013

    Chip maker AMS has unveiled a sensor-enabled NFC tag that could be used in a subdermal implant, enabling diabetes sufferers to read their glucose levels at any time by simply holding an NFC phone to a… More