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March 24, 2009
The Paypers

7 layers joins NFC Forum at associate level

International group of test and service centers 7 layers has joined the non-profit industry association for NFC technology NFC Forum as an associate member.

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March 24, 2009
Market Watch

NFC Forum Global Competition 2009 Announces Finalists

The NFC Forum ( http://www.nfc-forum.org), a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, today announced it has selected 20 finalists for its NFC Forum Global Competition 2009. In all, 52 contestants submitted entries from across the globe, representing 21 countries and four continents.

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March 23, 2009
NFC News

NFC Forum, ETSI partner to promote global interoperability

The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of NFC, has announced a partnership with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) that may spark NFC’s growth. The goal of the partnership is to implement solutions that comply with NFC-related specifications developed by both organizations. ETSI develops standards for many different information and communication technologies including smart cards for mobile communications and other applications. – See more at: http://secureidnews.com/news-item/nfc-forum-etsi-partner-to-promote-global-interoperability/?tag=nfc#sthash.2FBYJMTd.dpuf

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March 23, 2009
NFC News

NFC Forum, ETSI partner to promote global interoperability

The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of NFC, has announced a partnership with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) that may spark NFC’s growth. The goal of the partnership is to implement solutions that comply with NFC-related specifications developed by both organizations.

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March 23, 2009
Market Watch

NFC Forum and ETSI Create Partnership to Promote Global Interoperability

The NFC Forum ( http://www.nfc-forum.org), a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, today announced a Memorandum of Understanding between the Forum and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). Under the terms of the agreement, the NFC Forum and ETSI will align their activities to help the NFC community to implement solutions that comply with NFC-related specifications developed by both organizations.

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March 20, 2009
Wireless Design and Development | Asia

NXP Appoints New General Manager for its NFC Business

NXP announced the appointment of Chris Feige as general manager of market sector Near Field Communication (NFC), which is part of NXP’s Identification Business. He joined NXP from ST-NXP Wireless (now ST-Ericsson) where he had overall responsibility for the company’s portable power solutions product line.

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March 17, 2009
More RFID

Innovision Topaz NFC Tags enable quick and convenient access to mobilkom austria ‘s Vodafone live! services

mobilkom austria , the Austrian-based mobile phone operator, is launching a new NFC mobile phone, the Nokia 6212 classic, complete with Topaz NFC tags from Innovision Research & Technology in the box. mobilkom austria is the first mobile operator to commercially distribute a phone with a set of NFC service tags in 2009.

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March 11, 2009
DVICE

Run out of cash? Pay with your cellphone

Forgotten your wallet? Find yourself short on cash? Well, why not use your phone to pay for that latte? Folks in the U.K. will soon be using their cellphones to pay for a wide range of stuff, thanks to a partnership between Barclaycard and cellphone operator Orange. The cellphone payment system is designed to replace cash rather than credit cards and will be used for making payments less than $14 in value.

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March 9, 2009
Computer Shopper

Swipe your mobile to pay for shopping

You’ll soon be able to pay for goods by swiping your mobile phone at retailers’ tills. Barclaycard and Orange will launch co-branded products and services that use contactless technology.

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March 1, 2009
Wireless Week

Mobile Banking Poised for Takeoff

You’ve probably heard it before – mobile banking is the next big thing. It’s about to take off. But this time, analysts say it’s poised to happen, and the numbers seem to back that up. “This is the big yearRead more »

February 27, 2009
BBC News - VIDEO

Supermarket of the future

A German supermarket is encouraging customers to scan and ring up their shopping using mobile phones, and check out without the help of a cashier.

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February 27, 2009
Near Field Communications World

Australia’s first NFC trial hailed a success

Telstra, National Australia Bank and Visa say participants in a three month trial in Melbourne have given the thumbs up to the technology and the companies will now continue to work towards a commercial NFC launch.

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February 26, 2009
Can Your Cash Register Do This?

Can Your Cash Register Do This?

When today’s high-tech POS innovations become ubiquitous – and ideas that boost sales and customer satisfaction generally do – the idea of a “cash register” may become as dated as a VCR. (Will the expression “Ch-ching!” fade away too?) Retail POS technology’s 21st-century makeover offers the promise of customized sales pitches, interactive upsell opportunities, speedy cell phone payments, remote system management, and substantial energy cost savings for retailers. And that’s just the start: Wait until consumers get their hands on it.

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February 22, 2009
3sat

Near Field Communication – Video (German/Deutsch)

Die sogenannten RFID-Chips sollen schon bald unseren Alltag erleichtern. In Handies oder Scheckkarten verbaut müssen wir sie nur gegen ein Lesegerät halten und können so an der Supermarktkasse bezahlen oder in Bus und Bahn Tickets kaufen.

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February 22, 2009
3Sat

Near Field Communication (Video)

Die sogenannten RFID-Chips sollen schon bald unseren Alltag erleichtern. In Handies oder Scheckkarten verbaut müssen wir sie nur gegen ein Lesegerät halten und können so an der Supermarktkasse bezahlen oder in Bus und Bahn Tickets kaufen.

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February 19, 2009
Today Online

All in for the ‘mobile wallet’

IT WAS technology touted to replace dollar notes, coins and even credit cards one day. But nearly 10 years on, the notion of having a “wallet” in your mobile phone and using it to pay for everyday items like mealsRead more »

February 17, 2009
News Blaze

Oberthur Technologies and NXP Move Ahead With NFC Deployment Compatible With MIFARE Infrastructures

Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s leading Smart Card suppliers and NXP, the semiconductor company founded by Philips, announced today the completion of interoperability tests between Oberthur Technologies’ Opera FlyBuy NFC (Near Field Communication) SIM Cards and NXP’s PN544 NFCRead more »

February 17, 2009
Finextra

GlobalPlatform and StoLPaN align strategies for NFC infrastructure

Europe has taken another step towards establishing a standardised approach to mass market deployment of near field communication (NFC) enabled services like payment and ticketing following the announcement today that GlobalPlatform and StoLPaN will ensure the compatibility of their work within this market.

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February 17, 2009
TMCnet.com

INSIDE Contactless Improves Consumer Experience for Mobile Phones

INSIDE Contactless, a global provider of advanced open-standard contactless chip technologies, has introduced its Wave-Me initiative. Designed for handset manufacturers and wireless operators, this initiative includes a collection of application software, NFC tags and services that speed the development ofRead more »

February 16, 2009
AMEInfo.com

Wise Media unveils the names of the NFC Academy Advisory Board members for 2009

The names of the NFC Advisory Board members were unveiled at the presence of H. E. Darwish Al Zaraouni, Director General, Emirates Identity Authority, during an official ceremony at the 2009 Citizen ID Forum, the global summit held under theRead more »

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