News about Smart meters.
December 5th, 2012
NFC and secure chip specialist Inside Secure has appointed four sales agents in Latin America and the Middle East. BP Electronica, a division of US-based BP Sales, will represent Inside in Mexico, while Electrocomponentes will handle Argentina, Tritech…
October 10th, 2012
Texas Instruments has unveiled a development board for smart meters that includes support for NFC. The Smart Meter Board “is a unique modular and scalable environment that lets developers include multiple wired and wireless communication protocols…
June 27th, 2012
The NFC chip specialist has hired IP commercialisation specialist France Brevets to handle licensing of more than seventy patents — including a core patent that is expected to mean any manufacturer incorporating an NFC controller into their device will need to acquire a license.
June 20th, 2012
Advanced energy-metering supplier Wasion Group is to begin deploying new NFC-enabled post-pay electricity meters in the city of Chongqing, China, from this month. Wasion’s new meters include an NFC system-in-a-package (SiP) solution supplied by ST…
January 24th, 2012
Inside Secure and embedded semiconductor maker Freescale have developed a reference design for an NFC-enabled prepaid utility meter that users can top up with their NFC phone. The meters would allow householders who prepay for their electricity and other utilities to cut out the need to insert coins or make a special trip to top up a prepaid account card or key.
October 4th, 2011
Smart meters equipped with NFC will allow utility companies to save money and increase convenience, say the partners.
November 29th, 2010
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: PingPing adds Coca-Cola • Indian banks offer mobile payments • GSMA investigates embedded SIMs • VeriFone buys Hypercom • Brands test Google Goggles • 500m to use mobile medical apps by 2015 • CPI hits 100M contactless cards • and more…