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June 15, 2017
Packaging News

NFC Forum: Apple supporting NFC tags signals ‘fundamental change’

Paula Hunter, executive director, NFC Forum, clearly believes the move unlocks enormous potential for NFC-enabled products and services. “Apple IOS 11 supporting Near Field Communication (NFC) tags means that over 2 billion people in the world now have an NFC reader available in their pocket to interact with NFC tags anywhere and at any time,” Hunter told Packaging News.

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June 12, 2017
Eurotransport Magazine

‘Transparent NFC’ connects the Leap Card to solve comms and top-up challenges

Today the Leap Card is now accepted by 15 major public and private transport providers across Ireland. It was an immediate success, largely replacing magnetic stripe tickets and other schemes and making public transport interoperability a reality. The NTA has since rolled out a succession of ticketing products, and recently celebrated the sale of the two millionth Leap Card. Riders have taken more than 350 million journeys using the smart card, and in 2016, Leap accounted for 47% of all public transport journeys in Ireland.

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June 9, 2017
NFC World

NXP issues statement of support for NFC tag reading on Apple devices

PARTNER NEWS: NXP is “excited about the expanding number of users of NFC applications” following the announcement made by Apple earlier this week that it is to add support for NFC tag reading to its iPhone 7, 7 Plus and Apple Watch devices.

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June 6, 2017
Tech News World

Apple’s iOS 11 Makes Siri a More Natural Woman… and Man

New voices for Siri and peer-to-peer payments are among the new features in the next version of Apple’s mobile device operating system iOS 11, previewed at the company’s annual Worldwide Development Conference on Monday.

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June 6, 2017

iOS 11 to Let Developers Access the iPhone 7’s NFC Radio

Apple is about to let iPhone owners use their handsets’ NFC radios for more than just Apple Pay. Apple today introduced the CoreNFC API, which will permit the iPhone’s NFC radio to detect NFC tags and read the information contained therein. Though several iPhone models include NFC radios (6, 6 Plus 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus), functionality is restricted to Apple Pay. The new API gives developers access to the NFC radio so their own apps “can read tags to give users more information about their physical environment and the real-world objects in it.

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June 6, 2017

Apple Watch major software update: What’s new in WatchOS 4?

Called WatchOS 4, it’ll replace WatchOS 3 and is meant for Apple Watch. It debuted at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2017. It’s a significant update that brings new watch faces, including a Siri watch face and Disney watch faces, an improved Music app, a new dock, new fitness features, and more.

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June 6, 2017

Apple adds support for NFC tags to iPhone 7 and Apple Watch

A new Core NFC function which forms part of iOS 11 will add support for NFC tag reading to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple has revealed. Support for NFC tag reading is also being added to the Apple Watch with the release of watchOS 4.

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June 6, 2017

Apple Watch to enhance fitness monitoring using NFC tag reading

Apple Watch users will soon be able to tap their device on NFC-enabled gym equipment to sync workout details such as calories burned, speed and distance with the machine for more accurate tracking. The function will be available “this fall” with some of the “largest gym manufacturers in the world” who currently provide 80% of the gym equipment across the US.

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June 6, 2017

A Step in the Right Direction?

Apple’s recent announcement of the upcoming release of iOS 11 caused ripples of excitement across the RFID and NFC worlds – not least among those of us with an interest in libraries.

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May 22, 2017
The Green Sheet

NFC Forum welcomes new members

The NFC Forum indicated that 11 new members have joined the organization recently, including CTC Advanced as an Associate Member and 10 other companies participating as either an Implementer Member or serving at the NFC Forum’s new Startup Implementer Membership Level. The new members represent a variety of industries and markets worldwide encompassing the Internet of Things, transportation, retail, payment, and automotive fields.

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May 4, 2017
eeNews Europe

NFC Forum adds 11 new members, targets driving innovation

The NFC Forum have announced that 11 new members have joined the organization recently including CTC Advanced as an Associate Member and 10 other companies as an Implementer Member or at the new Startup Implementer Membership Level.

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May 3, 2017
Electronic Engineering Journal

Accelerating Development of the NFC Ecosystem: New NFC Forum Members to Drive Innovation; Eleven New Members Join at Associate, Implementer and Startup Implementer Levels

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – May 3, 2017 – The NFC Forum announced today that 11 new members have joined the organization recently including CTC Advanced as an Associate Member and 10 other companies as an Implementer Member or at the NFC Forum’s new Startup Implementer Membership Level. The new members represent a variety of industries and markets worldwide such as the Internet of Things (IoT), transportation, retail, payment and automotive.

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May 3, 2017
The BarCode News

Accelerating Development of the NFC Ecosystem: New NFC Forum Members to Drive Innovation

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – May 3, 2017 – The NFC Forum announced today that 11 new members have joined the organization recently including CTC Advanced as an Associate Member and 10 other companies as an Implementer Member or at the NFC Forum’s new Startup Implementer Membership Level.  The new members represent a variety of industries and markets worldwide such as the Internet of Things (IoT), transportation, retail, payment and automotive.

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April 27, 2017
Payment Navi

Dai Nippon Printing Bolsters NFC Business with Strategic Appointment of Sony’s Koichi Tagawa, Co-Chairman of the NFC Forum

On April 2017, Dai Nippon Printing (hereinafter: DNP) welcomed Mr. Koichi Tagawa, formerly Sony’s General Manager, FeliCa Division, Global Standards and Industry Relations. Mr. Tagawa, who has served as the NFC Forum Chairman since 2008, and is presently Co-Chairman, willRead more »

April 24, 2017
IoT Agenda

NFC-enabled technology paves the way for award-winning IIoT solutions

If you are reading these words on IoT Agenda, then I’m almost 100% certain you are familiar with the internet of things. What you might not be as familiar with, however, is IIoT — or the industrial internet of things.

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April 18, 2017
NFV Zone

Global Leaders Work Together To Pave Way for Public Transport Interoperability

The NFC Forum announced today the publication of the NFC Forum – ISO/IEC 14443 Analog Parameter Comparison and Alignment white paper. The 143-page white paper defines a generic methodology to compare analog parameter limit values defined by the NFC Forum and ISO/IEC 14443. It documents the methodology, procedures and results developed to ensure that NFC Forum-conformant mobile devices interoperate with ISO/IEC 14443- and ISO/IEC 18092-conformant public transport readers and objects, clearing a path to ensure reliable public transportation fare payment, ticketing and access control using NFC-enabled devices, such as smartphones.

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April 18, 2017
Sys Con Media

Global Leaders Work Together To Pave Way for Public Transport Interoperability

The NFC Forum announced today the publication of the NFC Forum – ISO/IEC 14443 Analog Parameter Comparison and Alignment white paper. The 143-page white paper defines a generic methodology to compare analog parameter limit values defined by the NFC Forum and ISO/IEC 14443. It documents the methodology, procedures and results developed to ensure that NFC Forum-conformant mobile devices interoperate with ISO/IEC 14443- and ISO/IEC 18092-conformant public transport readers and objects, clearing a path to ensure reliable public transportation fare payment, ticketing and access control using NFC-enabled devices, such as smartphones.

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April 18, 2017
Embedded Systems Engineering

Global Leaders Work Together To Pave Way for Public Transport Interoperability

The NFC Forum announced the publication of the NFC Forum – ISO/IEC 14443 Analog Parameter Comparison and Alignment white paper. The 143-page white paper defines a generic methodology to compare analog parameter limit values defined by the NFC Forum and ISO/IEC 14443.

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March 21, 2017
Internet of Things Agenda

IoT products on display at the NFC Forum Innovation Awards

The NFC Forum recently held its annual NFC Forum Innovation Award ceremony at the Green Valley Ranch during its member meeting. The winners and finalists were selected from almost 100 entries from five continents.

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March 16, 2017
Contactless Intelligence

NFC Innovation Award Winners and Semi-Finalists – 2017

The NFC Innovation Awards were created by the NFC Forum to recognize breakthrough NFC products and start-ups and to raise awareness and exposure of the outstanding implementations of NFC in a wide range of industries.

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