News stories featuring Mifare:
June 9th, 2015
Chip maker Broadcom has licensed Mifare, the widely deployed protocol for contactless ticketing, transportation and access applications. “With this adoption, Broadcom supports a growing set of NFC and related payment applications in mobile phones, tablets and wearable devices,” the company says, “to enable OEMs to integrate a wide array of applications that deliver a simplified and consolidated user experience for payments, access and contactless ticketing.”
June 19th, 2014
IdentiCard has introduced a silicone wristband containing a Mifare contactless chip that can be used to replace traditional student access cards on campus. Uband can be used “for dormitory or classroom access, payment at campus dining locations, printer authorization in campus libraries and more,” the company says.
April 4th, 2014
Singapore-based Mobispot Social Systems has introduced a platform that enables “modern city residents” to access a variety of services — including payments, transportation, ticketing, access control, discounts, membership and information sharing — via NFC wristbands….
May 2nd, 2013
Chip maker Infineon Technologies has announced a new embedded secure element chip that conforms to the GlobalPlatform 2.2.1 specification, offers a larger memory capacity to support multiple services and supports Mifare Classic applications through emulation.
October 31st, 2012
The new CredenSE products can be used as an external secure element in NFC phones as well as to add NFC functionality to both smartphones and feature phones, without the need for a separate signal booster.
August 8th, 2012
Hong Kong-based NFC and smart card reader specialist Advanced Card Systems (ACS) is moving into the contactless point-of-sale terminal market. The company’s new ACR123 POS terminal will be EMV, Mifare, MasterCard PayPass and Visa PayWave…
May 17th, 2011
The Mifare4Mobile Industry Group has announced a new roadmap for Mifare4Mobile which sets out the way ahead for the deployment of Mifare-based transportation tickets on NFC devices. Version 2.0 of the specification is now set to…
February 15th, 2011
NXP Semiconductors and Oberthur Technologies have announced a licensing agreement for NXP’s Mifare contactless card technology, enabling Oberthur to integrate Mifare transport ticketing and other applications into its NFC SIM cards. Under the agreement, Oberthur…
January 10th, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: ATM top-ups for travel cards • Visa adds mobile app • New boss for Mobey Forum • Washington Metro to go contactless • Square worth $200M? • Madrid picks Mifare Desfire EV1 • Think&Go NFC gets funding • Enstream adds Western Union to Zoompass • All Google staff to get NFC phones?
January 5th, 2011
Contactless specialist On Track Innovations (OTI) has announced a new NFC add-on. Copni (Contactless Payment and NFC Insert) is a SIM+antenna solution that supports credit, debit and prepaid cards, Mifare and loyalty programmes and enables users…
December 16th, 2010
The Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT) Alliance is proposing a new open ticketing standard to be called Cipurse that will “enable technology suppliers to develop and deliver interoperable transit fare collection solutions for cards, stickers, fobs, NFC mobile phones and other consumer devices.” Singapore’s Land Transport Authority is the first to agree to adopt the new standard.
December 15th, 2010
Oberthur Technologies has launched a new NFC add-on and an NFC SIM designed to support Mifare DESFire applications. The new NFC SIM Adaptor is aimed at payments, transport, retail and loyalty applications, says Oberthur. “Made…
December 5th, 2010
The RF21S is the first product to combine the functions of an NFC controller and an embedded secure element in one ultra-thin chip, minimizing the space required within a mobile device and reducing transaction times.
December 2nd, 2010
HID Global has announced that its family of contactless payment and identification cards are now available in a mobile sticker format. “The stickers make it easier to add closed-loop payment and loyalty systems to existing…
November 29th, 2010
The company aims to kickstart commercial NFC services by acting as a broker between mobile network operators and service providers — Ericsson IPX plans to pay operators to rent space on their SIM cards and then sub-let it to a range of service providers.
November 25th, 2010
NXP Semiconductors and Gemalto have signed a global strategic licensing agreement for NXP’s Mifare technology which will enable Gemalto to integrate both Mifare DESFire and Mifare Plus into its SIM cards. “Mifare is already at…
October 25th, 2010
A new standalone NFC device from Toppan Printing is set to go into mass production next year with a target price of under US$25. Shaped like a thick bank card and incorporating a display and input keys, it can store and display prepaid funds, coupons, loyalty membership details, transport and entertainment tickets and advertising.
September 10th, 2010
The first mass production units of Sagem Wireless’ new NFC Cosyphone will begin shipping later this month and a few pre-production models are now in the hands of developers, partners — and NFC World.
June 30th, 2010
NXP has joined forces with Ericsson, Gemalto, Oberthur Technologies, STMicroelectronics, Venyon and Vivotech to form an industry group that aims to develop a new generation of NFC-based transport ticketing services.
March 16th, 2010
The cards “will be sold where consumers buy memory cards today, including retail merchants and major network operators as well as new locations such as mass transit kiosks and financial institution branch locations,” says First Data, and “SideTap MicroSD cards may also come pre-bundled in handsets.”
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