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    NXP launches improved NFC connected tags and reader chips

    February 23rd, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: NXP has unveiled two new NFC products — an improved “connected tag” range designed to add intelligent tap-and-go connectivity to just about any electronic device and the PN7462 family of single chip NFC… More

    Developers unveil electronic tattoos for payments and healthcare

    December 1st, 2015

    Creative studio Chaotic Moon has demonstrated a concept it calls Tech Tats, tattoo-like formations of components and conductive paint that create an electronic circuit which adheres to the wearer’s skin. The temporary tattoos include a microprocessor and the company envisages them performing tasks such as health monitoring or making payments. More

    China’s FiiSmart to develop smartwatch that supports Alipay

    September 28th, 2015

    Shenzhen-based wearable device maker FiiSmart has launched a campaign on ecommerce giant Alibaba’s Taobao Crowdfunding website for a smartwatch that will support Ant Financial’s mobile payment platform Alipay and allow its wearers to make payments… More

    13% rate Apple Pay as best Apple Watch feature

    September 15th, 2015

    More than one in ten Apple Watch owners (13%) voted Apple Pay as the feature they like best about their device, 451 Research has found. Notifications were top with 49%, followed by health and fitness monitoring (41%), aesthetics/design (30%), touch screen (20%), ease of use (18%) and user interface (17%).

    Paris restaurant equips waiters with wearables that alert them when orders are ready

    November 14th, 2014

    Waiters in a Paris restaurant have been equipped with mobile phones that let them take orders on the go — and smartwatches that let bartenders and kitchen staff alert them when an order is ready to be served, avoiding delays and improving service times. More

    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

    OMsignal launches biometric clothing that tracks the wearer’s health and fitness with BLE

    May 12th, 2014

    A Canadian startup has introduced a range of smart sports shirts that monitor the wearer’s heart rate, breathing and movement and then use Bluetooth LE to send the collected data to their smartphone for real time analysis. 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

    Samsung grows NFC print range

    March 12th, 2014

    Samsung has expanded its NFC printer range with two new lines aimed at the SMB market. Both the colour laser Xpress C1860 series and the mono laser Xpress M2885 series support tap-to-print via NFC as well as Samsung’s Easy Print Management facility, which allows users to manage the printers from NFC devices running the Samsung Mobile Print app. “SMB customers without an IT department can now easily monitor device information, status and usage of consumables,” says Samsung.

    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

    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

    TapCheck to launch NFC medical devices

    August 13th, 2013

    A range of NFC-enabled healthcare and wellness devices developed by Hong Kong-based Plus Prevention are to be unveiled at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin on 6 September. The TapCheck range includes blood… More

    NFC phone for care workers goes worldwide

    May 21st, 2013

    Mobile healthcare specialist Gentag and IT systems supplier Advanced Health & Care have announced the worldwide availability of an NFC phone designed to be used for monitoring home visits made by care workers. The Gentag… More

    AMS ships NFC interface chip for electronic devices

    May 15th, 2013

    Chip maker AMS has announced full availability of a new NFC chip which is designed to be integrated into a wide range of electronic devices to enable them to interact with NFC phones. The AS3953,… More

    Samsung Galaxy S4 launches with support for NFC and 1D barcodes

    March 15th, 2013

    The smartphone maker’s new flagship device is the first to use Mobeam technology, allowing coupons, loyalty cards, gift cards, event tickets and more to be transmitted from the device to any of the 165m laser scanners installed in retail stores today. More

    SmartThings project looks to NFC

    August 27th, 2012

    A Kickstarter project that will offer consumers building blocks for easy home automation, monitoring and control is set to support NFC. SmartThings, which aims to “connect the things in your physical world to the internet,” has already exceeded its crowd-sourced funding target of US$250,000 with 25 days to go. “We love NFC and plan for SmartThings to support it within our mobile apps,” say the developers.

    ATI lines up temperature tag trials

    October 25th, 2011

    Temperature monitoring specialist American Thermal Instruments is to launch six pilots to test the Log-IC NFC data loggers it launched last month. Participants for the three-month trials will be selected from the logistics, pharmaceuticals, retail and manufacturing sectors and will track vaccines, flowers, fruits, vegetables, wine and other products according to RFID Journal. The temperature data loggers can be read with NFC phones through the product’s box as goods move through the supply chain.

    SleepTrak NFC sleep monitoring service goes live

    October 3rd, 2011

    The innovative sleep disorder monitoring service is now available to T-Mobile USA subscribers equipped with a Nokia Astound NFC phone. More

    ATI uses NFC to check temperature of foods and pharmaceuticals

    September 30th, 2011

    The company’s new solution is designed to enable standard NFC phones to be used instead of specialist equipment to monitor temperature-sensitive goods while they are in transit. More