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News about P2P and NFC.

NFC Forum updates specs with support for pairing at a distance

April 16th, 2014

New versions of nine NFC Forum specifications have been published today, including version 1.3 of the NFC Connection Handover Technical Specification which now provides a way to use an intermediary NFC device to set up… More

W3C publishes draft NFC API

January 29th, 2014

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published a draft specification for an NFC API that will provide web developers with a standard way to access the NFC functionality on an NFC-enabled device. The Web… More

AIB promotes Me2U via NFC

January 20th, 2014

Allied Irish Banks is publicizing its new Me2U P2P mobile payments app via an NFC campaign running on 500 Adshel “six sheet” bus stop posters, 10 fully wrapped bus shelters and 55 further six sheets located in cinema lobbies across Ireland. Tapping the NFC tags on the ads takes the user to a landing page where they can download the Me2U app. The campaign was planned by Starcom and outdoor specialist Source Out Of Home.

Ingersoll Rand launches secure P2P platform for NFC keys

October 2nd, 2013

Secure P2P offers a number of advantages over card emulation mode, the access control specialist’s Raj Venkat has told NFC World — there is no no need to wait for carriers to deploy TSM platforms, no middlemen have to be involved and the technology works on both locked and unlocked NFC phones. More

Irish restaurant chain picks NFC P2P payments and rewards

July 17th, 2013

Dublin-based Graham O’Sullivan Restaurants has contracted retail software specialist Escher Group to deliver an NFC- and QR-based payments and rewards service that uses NFC’s peer-to-peer (P2P) capabilities. The solution works with any Android NFC phone… More

Inside Secure NFC controller gets Linux kernel support

April 15th, 2013

Inside Secure has announced its MicroRead NFC controller chip is supported in the new 3.9 branch of the Linux kernel, speeding up integration of the chip into a range of Linux based TVs, set-top boxes,… More

Starhub launches NFC movie tickets in Singapore

April 9th, 2013

“The mobile ticketing innovation is the world’s first NFC mobile wallet with P2P redemption of movie tickets,” says technology provider C-SAM. “This new capability reduces the time customers spend purchasing and redeeming tickets, creating a compelling and seamless customer experience for movie ticketing.” More

VeriFone and SK C&C team up for NFC wallets

February 27th, 2013

POS maker VeriFone and Korea-based IT company SK C&C have announced they are working together to deploy mobile wallet solutions for “several large mobile network operators”. “Our partnership with VeriFone will enable MNOs to rapidly and easily… More

Inside Secure launches all-in-one NFC hardware package for consumer electronics devices

February 18th, 2013

ComboPulse “is a drop-in, zero-tuning solution that makes it easy and inexpensive to add NFC functionality into a broad range of mainstream consumer electronic products, including tablets, entry-level mobile phones, personal media players and other smart mobile devices,” says the NFC chip specialist.  More

BlackBerry launches Z10 and Q10 smartphones with NFC

January 30th, 2013

“We will be a leader in connecting you to your internet of things,” says CEO Thorsten Heins as the Z10 touchscreen BlackBerry 10 phone and Q10 Qwerty phone are announced with NFC. More

Sistel launches NFC pen for smartphones and tablets

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.  More

Inside Secure’s SIM card chipset adds NFC to standard mobile phones

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 in… More

NFC Forum publishes NFC Analog technical specification

October 8th, 2012

The new technical specification sets out the short range wireless communication performance requirements for NFC devices and is designed to ensure that any NFC Forum-compliant phone, tablet or other device will work with any other certified device. More

Microsoft demos Windows Phone 8 mobile wallet

September 24th, 2012

John Skovron, group program manager for Windows Phone 8, showed off the capabilities of the software giant’s new NFC-enabled wallet at the NFC World Congress last week and explained how the technology could help Microsoft gain mobile phone market share.  More

IETF proposes NFC P2P security

September 6th, 2012

The Internet Engineering Task Force‘s TLS working group has published a draft document that describes the implementation of the TLS (transport layer security) protocol over the NFC LLCP layer. “LLCPS enforces a strong security in NFC P2P exchanges,” says author Pascal Urien. Producing an IETF draft is the first stage of a process which can lead to the publication of an internet standard.

Forum responds to Black Hat presentation on NFC vulnerabilities

August 1st, 2012

“The NFC Forum works to ensure that tools are available to allow applications to operate with the appropriate level of security,” says the industry standards body. “Mr Miller’s demonstration underscores the importance of providing appropriate security measures at the application layer and enabling users to adjust security settings to suit their own needs and preferences.” More

Security researcher to present on NFC at Black Hat

July 25th, 2012

Noted security researcher Charlie Miller is to present the findings from his research into NFC P2P and tag reading vulnerabilities at Black Hat 2012 today. “It turns out that through NFC, using technologies like Android… More

Zynga adds NFC to poker game

July 13th, 2012

Social games giant Zynga has added support for NFC peer-to-peer mode to the Android version of Zynga Poker. The NFC functionality uses Android Beam to enable players with an NFC phone to invite a friend to join… More

China Mobile preps NFC payments phone

July 11th, 2012

The world’s largest mobile network operator has completed development of a China Mobile Wallet running on an NFC version of the Coolpad 8870 smartphone and will begin shipping the device in the third quarter of 2012. More

Jelly Bean to extend NFC P2P

June 27th, 2012

Google has announced two new NFC features will be available in the Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ version of its Android Beam service. Users will now be able to send photos and videos from one Android device to another by tapping two NFC devices together, with the link initiated via NFC before handing over to Bluetooth for the transfer. They will also be able to pair with and connect to NFC Bluetooth devices with a touch.

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