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.
Member Spotlight: Entrepreneur, Ultra-runner, CEO Scott White’s Vision: A Trillion Smart Objects with PragmatIC Technology by 2030
What’s more important? Setting a goal to strive after? Or achieving the goal? You can’t have one without the other for sure, but PragmatIC CEO Scott White might respond to the above question by saying “Both”.
New NFC Forum Member Tapwow Takes NFC User Experience In Direct To Consumer Connection Space To The Next Level
Over the last 15 years the NFC Forum has laid the foundation for one of the most successful technologies in use today. It is a standard feature on smartphones and is involved in the daily lives of billions of people. Over 20% of the world’s population has access to NFC technology. It is the interface between humans and the digital world acting as the “great enabler” pairing and connecting devices and solutions for people.
Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), a leading innovator of data capture and delivery solutions for enhanced productivity, today announced availability of the SocketScan S550, Contactless Membership Card Reader/Writer on its Developer Portal for app developer purchase.