Japan Airlines tests battery-free beacons at 13 airports

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Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons that use energy harvesting technology to avoid the need to change batteries have been installed by Japan Airlines (JAL) at 13 major Japanese airports to provide users of its JAL Countdown mobile app with “real-time departure, gate and other timely information”... More


DNP to add invisible smart ink to printed media

T-ink

Japan-based Dai Nippon Printing has signed a partnership deal with US startup T+ink, developer of an invisible conductive ink technology that can be used to let consumers interact with books, magazines, advertising, tickets, product packaging and other printed media using a smartphone or other mobile device... More





JCB to launch mobile wallet

Japanese payment brand JCB has begun a one month trial of a new JCB Mobile Wallet platform in Tokyo’s Omotesando shopping district and says it will launch the product commercially in 2013... More


C-Sam and DNP expand NFC deal

C-Sam and Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) have expanded availability of their joint NFC mobile wallet solution, available in Japan since July, to more than 30 countries across the Asia-Pacific region... More


DNP and C-Sam partner on NFC

DNP and C-Sam

Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) has licensed C-Sam‘s Mobile Transaction Platform (MTP) and announced the two companies will be working together to offer “a scalable and flexible mobile wallet solution to mobile operators, retailers and banks, as well as healthcare and other service providers both in Japan and globally”... More


KDDI launches NFC in Japan

KDDI

The mobile network operator will begin commercial NFC services from the end of January with partners including Japan Airlines, credit card issuers, loyalty programme providers and retailers. More


Japan gets NFC Expresspay test

Japanese mobile network operator Softbank, card issuer Credit Saison and American Express have teamed up with NFC technology providers Dai Nippon Printing and Gemalto to test SIM-based NFC payments on Android phones... More




KDDI to run multiple NFC tests in Japan

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The mobile network operator has partnered with card issuers, airlines, a cinema chain, a car manufacturer and others to run a series of tests of NFC standard technology and aims to introduce NFC services “in the near future”. More



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