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    CTIA visitors get NFC badges

    September 23rd, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Visitors at CTIA Super Mobility Week 2015 in Las Vegas and IBC 2015 in Amsterdam were able to capture and exchange business cards with other attendees using NFC badges powered by NXP’s Mifare DESFire EV1 chips. NFC event solutions provider ITN International’s BCard Reader and Interact mobile apps let visitors use their NFC mobile devices to read other attendee’s badges, add notes and save contacts.

    RedCritter launches classroom rewards with NFC

    January 8th, 2015

    Business productivity management specialist RedCritter has unveiled a platform for schools that recognises, rewards and socialises students’ learning achievements via NFC and QR codes. More

    MTS picks Novacard for NFC in Russia

    March 5th, 2014

    Russian carrier MTS has selected Novacard, a Russia-based SIM and smart card supplier, as its TSM provider and will launch the new platform at the end of 2014. The Novacard platform to be introduced by… More

    iPhone users to get NFC badges at MWC

    February 18th, 2014

    iPhone users will be able to participate in the NFC Experience at Mobile World Congress for the first time this year, courtesy of free NFC iPhone cases being made available by event sponsor Incipio that… More

    CES visitors get NFC badges

    January 6th, 2014

    Attendees at this week’s 2014 International CES show in Las Vegas are being provided with NFC  badges that can be used to exchange business credentials and retrieve product information from other NFC devices as well… More

    Chrome OS to get NFC unlock?

    December 11th, 2013

    Users may be able unlock their Chrome OS devices using NFC in the future, The Next Web reports. An API called chrome.screenlockPrivate will allow select apps to “use the USB, NFC, and/or Bluetooth APIs to communicate with a secondary trusted device such as a phone, ring, watch, or badge, thereby allowing that trusted device to serve as an alternative form of authentication for the user.”

    ConfGames uses NFC to gamify conferences

    November 21st, 2013

    German startup ConfGames is using NFC tags to add game mechanics to conferences with the aim of encouraging networking and interaction between visitors and sponsors. More

    MWC 2014 to get more NFC

    November 13th, 2013

    The NFC Experience at the GSMA’s Mobile World Congress will be expanded in 2014, allowing NFC phones to be used for venue access, catering and networking as well as “demonstrations of the latest NFC and products and services in applications including retail, online commerce and transport.” NFC badges stored on phones will again be used for quick access to the Fira Gran Via venue and, for the first time, to allow entry to the conference facilities in Hall 4.

    Comic Con issues NFC badges

    October 30th, 2013

    Traditional tickets were replaced with NFC badges at this year’s New York Comic Con and staff were provided with Google Nexus 7 NFC tablets that could be used to check them. The system, supplied by event ticketing specialist ShowClix, “was the most successful entry experience in the history of New York Comic Con,” said event organiser ReedPop’s Lance Fensterman.

    CES to issue NFC badges

    July 26th, 2013

    The 2014 International CES show, to be held in January 2014 in Las Vegas, will offer visitors NFC badges. The badges will “result in shorter lines, more badge functionality and greater ease of use,” show organisers say.

    Bristol ID to produce dual-frequency NFC/RFID cards

    June 19th, 2013

    US-based RFID card manufacturer Bristol ID has announced a new dual-frequency card with a pair of passive RFID chips that allow it to communicate in two different frequency ranges simultaneously. The card will be available… More

    Harvard Medical School develops NFC medication tracking system

    April 4th, 2013

    The new technology combines Android tablet PCs with NFC tags attached to patients’ wristbands, medications and nurses’ ID badges and is designed to make the administration of medicines easier, safer, faster and more cost-effective, Dr Adam Landman has told NFC World. More

    HID Global reports on Silicon Valley NFC access control pilots

    October 3rd, 2012

    A survey of participants in trials conducted at the offices of Netflix and Good Technology has found that more than 80% saw the technology as intuitive and easy to use. More

    HID launches employee ID platform that works with badges, tokens and NFC phones

    September 7th, 2012

    “For the first time, customers will be able to provision and manage credentials over the air with the same ease and simplicity as downloading a song from a cloud-based music service,” says the employee ID giant. More