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October 18, 2018
NFC World

ST unveils turnkey payment solution for smartwatches and wearables

STMicroelectronics has partnered with wearable transactions specialist Fidesmo to provide smartwatch and wearable device makers with a single payment system-on-chip (SoC) solution that comes with built-in support for Mastercard payments.

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October 17, 2018
STMicroelectronics

STMicroelectronics and Fidesmo Bring Secure Contactless Transactions to Wearables in Complete Payment System-on-Chip

•STPay-Boost IC combines hardware secure element with proprietary NFC-boost technology for superior contactless performance
•Fidesmo OTA personalization/tokenization platform completes the solution as a turnkey payment system-on-chip
•Compact single-chip form factor ideal for smart watches, wristbands, connected jewelry: confirmed by Swedish hybrid smart-watch maker Kronaby

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October 16, 2018
Digital Signage Today

NFC Forum releases white paper on NFC trends

The NFC Forum recently released a white paper entitled, “Bridging digital and physical retail with NFC.” This paper looks at how near-field communication technology can boost customer experience, revenue and analytics, according to a press release.

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October 9, 2018
NFC World

NFC Forum expands support for device pairing and personal healthcare monitoring

The Connection Handover Technical Specification 1.4 allows users to define additional specific services when two devices are paired together using other wireless communication technologies, such as Bluetooth or WLAN by a tap of an NFC-enabled device.

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October 3, 2018
MarTech Today

Announced at MarTech East: Watson Assistant for Marketing availability, CaliberMind’s B2B analytics suite and an NFC white paper

The NFC Forum, which acts as a global standards body for Near Field Communication, released at the conference a white paper on ways to bridge digital and physical retail using the technology.

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October 2, 2018
The Business Journals

NFC Technology Powers Brands’ and Retailers’ Mobile-First, Omnichannel Consumer Journey

The NFC Forum announced today the release of a new whitepaper, “Bridging Digital and Physical Retail with NFC,” to help brands and retailers use NFC technology to better connect with customers. Authored by the NFC Forum Retail and Payment Special Interest Group (SIG), the free white paper shows brands and retailers how Near Field Communication (NFC) technology can be used to grow revenue, improve the customer experience, provide enhanced analytics and develop long-lasting relationships. The NFC Forum is the world’s leading standards and advocacy association for NFC technology.

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October 2, 2018
Boston Business Journal

NFC Technology Powers Brands’ and Retailers’ Mobile-First, Omnichannel Consumer Journey

The NFC Forum announced today the release of a new whitepaper, “Bridging Digital and Physical Retail with NFC,” to help brands and retailers use NFC technology to better connect with customers. Authored by the NFC Forum Retail and Payment Special Interest Group (SIG), the free white paper shows brands and retailers how Near Field Communication (NFC) technology can be used to grow revenue, improve the customer experience, provide enhanced analytics and develop long-lasting relationships. The NFC Forum is the world’s leading standards and advocacy association for NFC technology.

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October 2, 2018
NFC World

NFC Forum white paper explains how brands and retailers can use NFC to build stronger connections with consumers

NFC technology can be used by both brands and retailers to forge and strengthen a connection with consumers throughout the customer journey, the NFC Forum explains in a new white paper that provides detailed tips, ideas and guidance on how to take advantage of the technology’s potential.

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October 1, 2018
Retail Technology Innovation Hub

Retail’s omnichannel future is NFC tech, new whitepaper NFC

The NFC Forum has released a whitepaper, Bridging Digital and Physical Retail with NFC, which aims to help brands and retailers use NFC technology to better connect with customers.

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September 26, 2018
Finextra

EMVCo bids to boost interoperability for contactless payments

EMVCo has published EMV® Level 1 Specifications for Payment Systems – EMV Contactless Interface Specification v3.0.

The enhanced specification, available on a royalty-free basis to all industry participants, addresses the interoperability needs between EMV acceptance devices and diverse EMV contactless payment form factors, including emerging technologies such as mobile handsets and wearables.

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September 25, 2018
NFC World

NXP’s NTAG 424 DNA tag: Security, privacy and trust for NFC in today’s IoT

This six-page brochure explains the features, benefits and applications of NXP’s latest secure NFC tags.

Inside you’ll learn about the NTAG 424 DNA and the NTAG 424 DNA TagTamper, including 13 key features, five major benefits and eight application areas that are targeted because of the tags’ state-of-the-art in-built security and privacy protection.

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September 19, 2018
financial-news.co

NFC Forum inks deal with German automotive consortium

The NFC Forum has announced the signing of a liaison agreement with the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and the addition of nine new members to the world´s standards and advocacy association for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, the company said.

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September 19, 2018
telecompaper

NFC Forum, Thread Group enter liaison agreement

The NFC Forum and the Thread Group entered into a liaison agreement whose aim is to provide a new IoT user interface experience (UX) by using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology when installing and configuring a device to a Thread network. The organisations plan to collaborate on the ways in which NFC technology can be deployed as part of the IoT device installation, configuration and commissioning process on a Thread network.

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September 19, 2018
digitaljournal

NFC Forum Boosts Smart Home IoT with Thread Group Liaison Agreement

WAKEFIELD, Mass.–(Business Wire)–The NFC Forum and the Thread Group announced today that they have formed an official partnership by signing a liaison agreement. The goal of the agreement is to provide a new Internet of Things (IoT) user interface experience (UX) by using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology when installing and configuring a device to a Thread network. The organizations plan to collaborate on how NFC technology can be deployed as part of the IoT device installation, configuration and commissioning process on a Thread network.

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September 19, 2018
iotinnovator

NFC Forum adds nine new members; signs liaison with German Automotive Consortium to co-develop specifications and standards

The NFC Forum announced Tuesday signing of a liaison agreement with the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and the addition of nine new members to the key standards and advocacy association for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

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September 19, 2018
Boston Business Journal

NFC Forum Boosts Smart Home IoT with Thread Group Liaison Agreement

Groups to Collaborate on Using Near Field Communication Technology to Enhance Thread Network IoT User Interface

WAKEFIELD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)

The NFC Forum and the Thread Group announced today that they have formed an official partnership by signing a liaison agreement. The goal of the agreement is to provide a new Internet of Things (IoT) user interface experience (UX) by using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology when installing and configuring a device to a Thread network. The organizations plan to collaborate on how NFC technology can be deployed as part of the IoT device installation, configuration and commissioning process on a Thread network.

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September 19, 2018
Boston Business Journal

NFC Forum Boosts Smart Home IoT with Thread Group Liaison Agreement

Groups to Collaborate on Using Near Field Communication Technology to Enhance Thread Network IoT User Interface

WAKEFIELD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)

The NFC Forum and the Thread Group announced today that they have formed an official partnership by signing a liaison agreement. The goal of the agreement is to provide a new Internet of Things (IoT) user interface experience (UX) by using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology when installing and configuring a device to a Thread network. The organizations plan to collaborate on how NFC technology can be deployed as part of the IoT device installation, configuration and commissioning process on a Thread network.

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September 19, 2018
Mobility Techzone

NFC Forum Boosts Smart Home IoT with Thread Group Liaison Agreement

The NFC Forum and the Thread Group announced today that they have formed an official partnership by signing a liaison agreement. The goal of the agreement is to provide a new Internet of Things (IoT) user interface experience (UX) by using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology when installing and configuring a device to a Thread network. The organizations plan to collaborate on how NFC technology can be deployed as part of the IoT device installation, configuration and commissioning process on a Thread network.

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September 19, 2018
RFID Journal

Apple Unshackles the iPhone’s NFC Reader

Last week, Apple held its annual event at which it unveils the latest versions of its iPhone, along with upgrades to the iOS operating system. It didn’t receive much attention in the mainstream and technology press (Apple executives didn’t even mention it on stage), but there was some significant news that relates to the radio frequency identification industry: Apple has finally opened up access to the Near Field Communication (NFC) reader in its iPhone.

 

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September 19, 2018
gizbot

Apple didn’t mention a feature that makes the new iPhones even smarter

Apple finally took the wraps off the much anticipated iPhone lineup. The company launched three new models — iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR. But, there’s something the company didn’t share during the presentation.
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