Fujitsu develops glove with NFC and gesture recognition

Fujitsu NFC glove

A new glove-style wearable device that combines an NFC tag reader, gyro sensor and accelerometer is to be demonstrated by Fujitsu Laboratories at Mobile World Congress 2014. Aimed at maintenance and other on-site operations, it will enable workers to touch the NFC tag on an item they are working on to get information about it and then input data about the work they have performed using simple gestures. More

Windows Phone users to get more NFC controls

Window Phone 8

Windows Phone 8.1 will increase the level of control users have over NFC payment cards provisioned to their NFC SIM when it ships in mid-2014, according to a series of leaked screenshots, as well as provide a way for users to speed up NFC tag interaction times. More

NFC to account for 30% of mobile tickets

ABI Research

More than 34 billion tickets will be delivered to mobile devices over the next five years, according to a new ABI Research forecast, with QR codes making up 48% of the total and NFC accounting for 30%. The remaining 22% will be delivered via a variety of alternative technologies, including SMS and Bluetooth Smart. More

SMEs get Isis SmartTap

Payment services provider Merchant Warehouse has integrated Isis SmartTap into its Genius Customer Engagement Platform, enabling small and medium sized businesses to process NFC payments and deploy customized offers to new and prospective customers via the Isis Mobile Wallet... More

Fira de Barcelona to use NFC and QR to speed up food service

NFC handset with Airtag Airshop mobile commerce app

Visitors attending events at the Mobile World Congress venue will soon be able to place food orders and make payments using a mobile app, and then check in to restaurants via NFC or QR. They will then be able to collect their meal from a dedicated pick-up point, avoiding the need to join the traditional checkout queue. More

Jetco picks Gemalto for NFC payments

Jetco logo

Hong Kong’s Joint Electronic Teller Services Limited — Jetco — is to use Gemalto’s LinqUs trusted service management platform for the NFC payments service it is to offer consumers via its 30 member banks. More

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