iPhone users to get NFC badges at MWC

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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 will provide support for NFC entry badges as well as a range of promotional offers and information services... More


NFC Forum and SDA to promote NFC in memory cards

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The SD Association (SDA), the organisation responsible for setting memory card standards, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the NFC Forum “to jointly educate the market and help build the ecosystem for NFC among users of smartSD memory cards”... More



US gyms to deliver ads and info via NFC

NFC touchpoints will appear next to DOOH displays

Gym and health club members across the US are to get a personalised mobile experience that uses both NFC and Bluetooth LE thanks to a new deal between Outcast Fitness, the US’ largest health club digital media network, and NFC marketing specialist Blue Bite... More



Taglio offers smartcard-secured access for Android devices

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Smart card security specialist Taglio has produced a smart card integration kit for Android devices that supports contactless cards and NFC devices as well as standard mobile phones and employee cards, enabling companies to provide staff with a way to securely access internal resources from their mobile phones... More



Fitbit upgrades NFC fitness wristband

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Health and fitness monitoring specialist Fitbit has upgraded its Fitbit Flex wristband with the Fitbit Force, now featuring an OLED screen that displays the time, how many steps you’ve taken, calories burned and floors climbed... More


Adlink launches B2B NFC phone

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Taiwan-based technology manufacturer Adlink has released an NFC phone and “industrial mobile handheld device” aimed at automatic identification and data capture applications that includes a 1D laser or 2D camera-based barcode scanner, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 and GPS... More





Omron launches NFC weight loss tracker

Omron Activity Monitor with Weight Loss Tracker

Omron Healthcare has launched an activity monitor that can be synced with an online dashboard via an NFC ‘tray’ that plugs into a USB port on a Mac or PC. The aim, Omron says, is to make it easier for wearers to keep track of how many calories they have burned and whether they are currently on target. More



AMS develops NFC chip for medical implants

SL13A: A block diagram shows how the new NFC sensor IC works

Chip maker AMS has unveiled a sensor-enabled NFC tag that could be used in a subdermal implant, enabling diabetes sufferers to read their glucose levels at any time by simply holding an NFC phone to a tiny device implanted under their skin — and replacing the need for finger pricking and dedicated glucose monitoring devices... More



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