News about Tracking and NFC.
March 18th, 2014
Athletes taking part in Hong Kong’s TransLantau trail running event last weekend were issued with NFC wristbands that staff equipped with NFC phones could use to track their progress throughout the race. “NFC is used…
March 6th, 2014
The company’s Smart Cosmos platform will provide an open, secure and standardized way to track the world’s objects, Smartrac CEO Clemens Joos has told NFC World, enabling system integrators, developers and consumers to connect physical…
February 24th, 2014
The Galaxy S5, Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, includes biometric security as well as NFC — and can be used to make payments at any merchant that accepts PayPal online or in store. The new finger…
February 24th, 2014
A wearable Android smartphone that weighs just 78g and comes with an armband-style strap and a pair of JBL earphones has been unveiled at MWC 14 by Alcatel Onetouch. The metallic Idol 2, Idol 2S and Idol 2 Mini S with NFC have also been added to the phone maker’s range.
February 24th, 2014
Huawei has unveiled a smart wristband that can be paired with a user’s smartphone via NFC at MWC 2014. The TalkBand B1 combines a Bluetooth 4.1 earpiece for wireless calling with a 1.4-inch flexible OLED…
February 19th, 2014
Nokia has introduced bright plastic tags that can be attached to a Lumia smartphone owner’s keys, bag, wallet and other valuables and emit “a loud tone” when they become separated from the phone. Additionally, an app can pinpoint the last place up to four paired Treasure Tags were “seen” on a map. The 30mm by 30mm by 10mm tags cost US$29.90 each, have a six month battery life and can be paired with a smartphone via either NFC or Bluetooth LE.
January 21st, 2014
Thailand-based FC Solution has introduced a tracking system that requires security guards to check in to a location by tapping their NFC phone to a tag — and also records the employee’s GPS location to…
November 26th, 2013
Sensor tag maker SensMaster has introduced a tag that is designed to be worn like a watch and intended for safety, personnel tracking and security applications. The Tristan tags use an ultra-low power radio to communicate movement, location and identity to tag readers linked to a facility’s local area network, and include NFC as an option.
November 25th, 2013
France-based MapYourTag has launched Android and iOS versions of its smartphone app, enabling businesses to track their assets using NFC tags or QR codes. MapYourTag says it is ideal for a variety of industries such as shipping, supply chain management, cleaning and event management companies that need to track the location of their tools, equipment and other items.
October 15th, 2013
Mobile services provider Skycore has added a cloud-based web service to its CodeReadr NFC tag and barcode scanning app, designed to enable secure tracking and authentication of home medical equipment assets, dispensed medications and home…
October 2nd, 2013
NFC provider iZipline has unveiled PackageTagz, a patent-pending process for adding NFC functionality to pouch packaging. PackageTagz applies an NFC tag as the package is produced and is tethered to a software platform provided by…
September 17th, 2013
Omron Healthcare has launched an activity monitor that can be synced with an online dashboard via an NFC ‘tray’ that plugs into a USB port on a Mac or PC. The aim, Omron says, is to make it easier for wearers to keep track of how many calories they have burned and whether they are currently on target.
September 2nd, 2013
Startup GearID is raising funds on Kickstarter to produce GearTag, a smart tag that utilises both Bluetooth LE and NFC and is designed to be attached to personal possessions in order to track their location….
July 30th, 2013
Nokia is readying the Treasure Tag, a proximity sensor accessory for Lumia handsets that uses a combination of NFC and Bluetooth to track personal items, reports The Verge. NFC is used to pair the accessory…
July 17th, 2013
Fleet management technology provider Geotab has added NFC support to its driver and vehicle tracking platform. NFC Driver ID sees drivers of pooled vehicles issued with an NFC fob which they use to identify themselves to a vehicle’s telematics system so fleet operators can track the activity of both individual drivers and vehicles.
April 22nd, 2013
NFC Israel has teamed with printing and packaging provider Tadbik Group to launch FindMyPet, an NFC identification tag for pets. After tapping the FindMyPet tag for the first time pet owners can register their contact…
November 16th, 2012
A new Android app from German telematics company Enaikoon can help managers track tasks, mobile employees and assets using NFC tags. When a tag is scanned with an NFC phone running the inViu NFC-Tracker app, the…
November 15th, 2012
A new developer kit from STMicroelectronics is designed to provide engineers with everything they need to start designing battery-free electronic applications that can exchange data with NFC smartphones. The M24LR Discovery Kit is based on…
April 4th, 2012
A new NFC tag supplier has opened in Toronto, Canada. TapMeTags offers tag tracking, supply, printing and encoding services for marketers and advertisers who wish to use NFC and QR codes. “Our solutions are completely white labelled, keeping you in control of your brand,” says operator Synaptic Vision.
July 25th, 2011
“NFC offers advertisers greater opportunities to build ‘hyper-local’ promotional campaigns using media-rich, high quality content through a simple tap of the phone,” says the digital agency behind the project.