Many of us know ST’s Daniel Orsatti as Director of Standardization for the Microcontroller and Digital Group. We also know him for his work and contributions to the NFC Forum from leading the development of new Marketing Requirements Documents for the NFC UX, to helping develop the Money Transfer Specification or chairing the Reference Applications Framework Working Group, to name a few areas of his involvement.
They represent some of today’s hottest technology areas including Near Field Communication (NFC) and identity, wireless charging, Mobility-as-a-Service, authentication, cryptocurrency, configuration and commissioning, NFC tools and more. Learn more about all of the finalists and watch their videos here.
The NFC Forum announced today the 2020 NFC Forum Innovation Awards Program 15 finalists selected from 90 entries from around the world. Five grand prize winners will be revealed live on September 30, 2020 during an online awards ceremony. Register for the online award ceremony here and learn more about all the finalists and watch their videos here. NXP Semiconductors is the Platinum Sponsor of the Innovation Awards as well as the sponsor of the Best NFC Application in the iOS Award Category.
Join us for our first episode with our Executive Director, Mike McCamon and Michael Sher and Jeff McDowell from Tapwow. The three discuss how NFC contactless technology is used in more ways than just payments. The conversation focuses on how the NFC user experience can be enhanced.
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New Specifications Have Potential to “Quietly Disrupt” And Influence Future Wireless Charging and IoT Devices
“Quiet” and “disruption” are not words normally butted-up against one another in a sentence. “Disruptions” by their very nature can be chaotic upheavals. And they are certainly not quiet.
Identiv and MintID Launch the World’s First NFC-Protected, IoT-Connected Gold and Silver Bullion Securely Authenticate Precious Metal Products and Stop Counterfeiting in Real Time via AES-128 Bit Encrypted Tamper-Proof Tags and iOS and Android Apps
FREMONT, Calif., May 20, 2020 — Identiv, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE) today announced its partnership with MintID to launch the world’s first near field communication (NFC)-protected, Internet of Things (IoT)-connected gold and silver bullion. Until now, consumers have struggled with the uncertainty of whether or not the precious metal products they own are actually genuine. Together, Identiv and MintID developed an AES-128 bit encrypted, tamper-proof NFC label that, when embedded directly at the source, MintID customers can use to authenticate their investments in real-time with MintID’s iOS and Android mobile apps.
Annual sales of counterfeit goods total a staggering $1.7 trillion worldwide impacting confidence and product sales. collectID’s solution to this problem is to combine blockchain with NFC technology to create a complete product authentication ecosystem allowing every user to easily authenticate and trade any product by simply tapping the smartphone on the item. The Switzerland-based company provides products a unique identity based on its characteristics (e.g., watches) or a collectID NFC chip embedded into the product (e.g., sneaker). The unique identity of a product gets connected to a token that is safely stored on the blockchain forever.
The NFC Forum, the global standards and advocacy association for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, announced today that its Board of Directors approved and adopted the Wireless Charging Specification (WLC) that makes it possible to wirelessly charge small, battery-powered consumer and IoT devices with a smartphone or other NFC charging device at a power transfer rate of up to one watt. This will improve the user experience for the two billion consumers and businesses using smartphones and other NFC-enabled devices.
New, exciting and innovative products using NFC can be found everywhere around the globe. We collect some of the best examples and display them on the NFC Forum Product Showcase. If you haven’t visited the NFC Forum Product Showcase page in a while – or ever – we encourage you to check it out and see some of the really cool ways NFC is being used in a wide variety of products and solutions.