ScholarChip brings NFC to Philadelphia schools

School bus

The student ID card provider has partnered with the School District of Philadelphia and ACS to combine NFC phones, contactless student ID cards and transportation passes with the aim of cutting costs, creating a safer and more efficient student transit service and providing parents and staff with accurate student location information. More


KegDroid pours beer with NFC

KegDroid

Google staffer Paul Carff has produced a video showing an NFC-enabled beer tap that uses NFC badges, an NFC reader/writer, a Motorola Xoom tablet and an Arduino microcontroller to automatically dispense a brew to badge holders — provided their badge contains the ID information necessary to prove that they are, for instance, old enough to drink alcohol... More





Thales unveils EMV reader

The Thales OR 500 is a new reader designed for the transportation ticketing market that works with both traditional contactless transit cards and EMV bank cards... More


SCM launches NFC dev kit

SCM Microsystems has announced an NFC solutions development kit that includes reader modules, drivers, source code examples for handling device-to-tag and peer-to-peer NFC applications, software development tools, and documentation... More



NFC news in brief • 6 June 2011

M-Pesa

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: M-Pesa revenues soar • Google Offers trial gets underway • Tyfone expands team • NXP’s partner programme • SVB picks EMV • British consumers ‘not comfortable’ with location-based services • SCM launches plug-in NFC reader • Elephant Talk to unveil NFC mobile wallet platform • and more… More


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