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    Archive for March 2012

    Visa steps up phone approvals

    March 6th, 2012

    Visa currently has six certified NFC phones and expects to double that figure in the next few months, the payments network’s Andrea Fiorentino has told NFC World. In the near future, Visa expects to have “a conveyor belt of approvals” in place, he added.

    Intel picks NFC TSM

    March 6th, 2012

    Chip giant Intel has picked Giesecke & Devrient as its trusted service manager for the embedded secure elements built into its smartphone reference design (SRD), a ‘plug and play’ blueprint that handset makers can use to build Android handsets using Intel’s NFC-enabled Medfield chips.

    Tester checks NFC in-store

    March 6th, 2012

    Mobile test equipment specialist Comprion has released an NFC testing solution that can be used in-store to check a device’s NFC functionality. NFC Go offers a simple and quick method of testing the NFC antenna and tag reading capability of a handset, reader or other device. The device requires minimal user training and is aimed at phone shops, manufacturers’ test centres and customer support departments.

    Visa certifies Intel NFC phone

    March 6th, 2012

    Visa has certified Intel‘s smartphone reference design (SRD) for use in NFC payments and formed a strategic alliance with the chip maker, designed to develop mobile commerce solutions tailored to consumers in developed and developing countries. “Our work with Visa also extends to our customers designing products based on Intel’s smartphone reference device,” says Intel’s Mike Bell.

    Thirteen major brands sign up for UK NFC advertising campaign

    March 6th, 2012

    Mercedes, EA Games, Universal, supermarket chain Morrison’s, fashion retailer H&M and a number of Unilever brands are amongst thirteen participants in a major new NFC outdoor advertising service which is now live at 325 locations around the town of Reading, UK. More

    NXP demonstrates NFC washing machine

    March 5th, 2012

    NXP demonstrated a washing machine equipped with both RFID and NFC sensors at the Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany last week. The washing machine uses RFID technology to read tags in clothes and detect… More

    Top US retailers to develop their own NFC mobile wallet

    March 2nd, 2012

    Walmart and Target are among a group of two dozen retailers working on the introduction of an NFC mobile wallet which would compete directly with Isis and Google Wallet, the Wall Street Journal reports. More

    RIM video brings NFC to life

    March 2nd, 2012

    Blackberry maker RIM has produced a short film to show consumers some of the ways using an NFC smartphone can change their lives. NFC payments, physical and logical access control, ticketing, and retail loyalty applications are shown in the video, which has been watched over 200,000 times since it was posted on YouTube two days ago.

    Google in talks with carriers to take Google Wallet global

    March 2nd, 2012

    The search giant is in discussion with mobile network operators around the world, NFC World has learned, with the aim of making its NFC mobile wallet available both internationally and on a wide array of handsets. US carrier partner Sprint is set to be the first, with up to ten additional handsets due to get Google Wallet this year. More

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