Friday 21 November 2014 | RSS

 
Feedback
 

Smart meters

News about Smart meters.

NXP publishes guide to NFC and the Internet of Things

September 9th, 2014

Chip maker NXP has published a 20-page guide to NFC and the Internet of Things (IoT) that is available for readers to download from the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre. “NFC for Embedded Applications: Your Critical… More

Inside Secure adds sales agents

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… More

Texas Instruments adds smart meter development board with NFC

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… More

Inside Secure appoints NFC patent licensing agent

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. More

Chinese city to get NFC smart meters

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… More

Utility meters to get NFC top-ups

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.

NXP and Landis+Gyr demo NFC smart meters

October 4th, 2011

Smart meters equipped with NFC will allow utility companies to save money and increase convenience, say the partners. More

NFC news in brief • 29 Nov 2010

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… More