News about Prototype.
December 16th, 2014
Barclaycard has begun ‘testing’ woollen gloves that can be used to make payments at any of the 300,000 contactless POS terminals in the UK with a touch of a hand. The decision to test the…
December 9th, 2014
MIT chemists have devised a way to detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants using an NFC-enabled sensor and a smartphone. The low cost of the sensors means the technology could be widely deployed as a…
November 17th, 2014
Keyssa, a US startup backed by US$47m in funding from investors that include Intel, Samsung and Dolby Family Ventures and chaired by Nest founder Tony Fadell, has unveiled Kiss Connectivity, a solid-state embedded connector that can be used to transfer data between two devices at up to six gigabits per second.
September 1st, 2014
Chip maker Broadcom has introduced Wiced Sense, a developer kit designed “to enable developers to rapidly prototype ideas and concepts for IoT devices and applications.” The kit includes a Broadcom BCM20737 Bluetooth Smart system-in-package (SiP)…
August 5th, 2014
Visually-impaired travellers at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) are now being guided through terminals via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons supplied by Indoo.rs. Some 500 devices have been placed at boarding gates, restaurants and power outlets to trigger audible calls on a passenger’s smartphone when in beacon range. “The prototype version will undergo additional testing and refinement before being released for use by the traveling public,” SFO says.
July 22nd, 2014
UK payments technology specialist Consult Hyperion has unveiled a proof-of-concept solution that uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and host card emulation (HCE) to enable both iPhone and Android NFC phone owners to make MasterCard, Visa…
May 29th, 2014
Thailand-based technology provider Silicon Craft Technology (SCT) has shown off a low-cost interactive poster that contains multiple touchpoints, enabling one NFC interface to be used to provide consumers with a range of content, coupons and…
April 23rd, 2014
Australia’s Heritage Bank has unveiled prototypes of a suit that comes with an embedded NFC chip and antenna to allow its wearer to make NFC payments at contactless POS terminals by simply swiping their sleeve….
April 14th, 2014
Thales Group has unveiled its Immersive Business Class Seat, an airline seating concept that uses NFC to enable passengers to use their mobile phone to set their comfort and entertainment preferences before boarding. “The NFC…
November 5th, 2013
Ukraine-based PrivatBank has developed an ATM that uses NFC to “significantly reduce” product costs by eliminating the need to include a pin pad, screen and other user interface features.
November 4th, 2013
Mobile network operator EMT has begun pilot testing an NFC mobile wallet in Estonia, in partnership with Danske Bank, Nordea Pank, SEB Pank and Swedbank as well as retail group Tallinna Kaubamaja. The ‘Bank Payment…
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.
August 19th, 2013
The inventor of the NFC Ring has praised the Kickstarter community for its ideas and support following a highly successful fundraising campaign. More than 7,600 backers raised £241,947 for John McLear’s NFC Ring — smashing the…
June 26th, 2013
Dutch research institute Novay has developed an Android app that could make expensive NFC reader equipment redundant when verifying passports. NFC Passport Reader uses NFC to read the chip embedded in a passport and can…
June 24th, 2013
A week-long campaign run by advertising agency Grabarz & Partner on behalf of UN World Food Programme (WFP) has enabled people in the city of Halle, Germany, to make charitable donations via NFC. The ‘Food…
June 12th, 2013
A US startup with ambitious plans to build “the world’s first smartphone you can wear like a bracelet” is seeking investment on crowdfunding site Indiegogo. EmoPulse’s Smile smartphone watch prototype includes support for NFC payments,…
April 23rd, 2013
The new platform allows consumers to charge the cost of small purchases to their mobile phone bill by tapping tags affixed to promotional merchandise, advertising displays, posters and products as well as tags built into key fobs, pens and more.
November 21st, 2012
General Motors subsidiary OnStar is experimenting with NFC to initiate payment at public charging stations for electric vehicles. As more electric vehicles arrive on the market the demand for public charging will grow, as will the…
July 24th, 2012
“This is an example of how NFC technology can provide a missing link between the physical and the digital by bringing the best of both worlds together,” says the digital advertising agency.
June 25th, 2012
Apple is testing iPhone prototypes equipped with NFC, according to 9to5Mac. The site mentions two pre-production devices, codenamed N41AP and N42AP, and says of information it has seen, “further investigation into this hardware code dump leads us to believe that these iPhones also have near field communication (NFC) controllers directly connected to the power management unit (PMU).”