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    STMicroelectronics joins the NFC World partner program

    October 3rd, 2016

    NFC World today welcomes global semiconductor company STMicroelectronics as a member of our partner program. ST has one of the broadest portfolios of NFC solutions on the market, with offerings in controllers and secure elements… More

    Bluetooth to get longer range, higher speeds and mesh networking in 2016

    November 12th, 2015

    The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced planned updates to the Bluetooth specification, bringing longer range, higher speeds and mesh networking to the technology. The enhancements are scheduled for 2016 and are “focused squarely… More

    NXP uses NFC to make smart homes easier to manage

    March 20th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Chip maker NXP has introduced a wireless microcontroller and accompanying smart home and smart lighting solutions that use NFC to make it easy for users to “connect systems intuitively with just one tap”…. More

    Bluetooth 4.2 to increase speed and security of Smart devices

    December 8th, 2014

    The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has adopted version 4.2 of the Bluetooth core specification, introducing security improvements that mean Bluetooth beacons are now unable to engage with smartphones without permission from the user and making it harder for eavesdroppers to track a device via its Bluetooth connection. More

    NXP launches dynamic NFC tag chip for consumer devices

    September 5th, 2014

    PARTNER NEWS: NXP has unveiled a dynamic NFC chip that can be used by electronic device makers to let consumers use their mobile phone as a remote user interface “rather than relying on expensive touchscreens… More

    NXP and EnOcean demo NFC smart lighting

    January 10th, 2014

    Chip maker NXP has teamed up with smart home specialist EnOcean at CES 2014 to show a solution that uses NFC to make it easy for homeowners to set up and add wireless lighting elements… More

    Allure introduces smart home sensors with NFC and BLE

    January 8th, 2014

    Smart home specialist Allure Energy has introduced new sensors that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy, enabling both iOS and Android device users to have the temperature of individual rooms in their home adjusted to… More

    Oni sets the mood with NFC

    February 24th, 2013

    A Windows Phone 8 app that can control household lighting has added support for NFC tags. Oni: Light Control works with Philips Hue Connected Bulbs and allows the user to set lighting moods that can be recalled later by tapping their NFC phone to a tag. A video shows the app in action.

    Allure automates homes with NFC

    January 9th, 2013

    Allure Energy has launched a new version of its home automation platform at the CES that includes support for NFC. “With EverSense 2.0 we are creating an interactive home environment that users can easily set up and have managed automatically,” says CEO Kevin Imes. “Imagine going to bed and setting your phone on your nightstand and the lights turn off, the thermostat adjusts, and your alarm is set.  EverSense 2.0 will make this a reality for mainstream consumers.”

    Crestron launches NFC home automation solution

    September 7th, 2012

    The company’s new AirConnect platform enables customers to use an NFC phone to trigger personal settings on a room-by-room basis for lighting, temperature, window blinds, entertainment systems and more. More

    SmartThings project looks to NFC

    August 27th, 2012

    A Kickstarter project that will offer consumers building blocks for easy home automation, monitoring and control is set to support NFC. SmartThings, which aims to “connect the things in your physical world to the internet,” has already exceeded its crowd-sourced funding target of US$250,000 with 25 days to go. “We love NFC and plan for SmartThings to support it within our mobile apps,” say the developers.