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August 11, 2017
Fortune

Apple iPhones Are About to Get a Lot More Useful

An upgrade to Apple’s mobile iOS operating system due this fall will enable iPhones to use the technology underlying the Apple Pay wireless payment system for more tasks.

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August 11, 2017
RFID Journal

NFC Forum Inks Agreements With Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association, Wireless Power Consortium

The NFC Forum has announced liaison agreements with the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) and the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). These alliances will allow for the adoption and usability of Near Field Communication (NFC) in packaging and wireless charging. NFC technology can add intelligence and new capabilities to packaging in order to provide information, lower costs, reduce waste and increase profitability, the organization reports. In the area of wireless charging, NFC technology will act as a key enabler by supporting greater interoperability and more compact and cost-efficient charging interfaces.

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August 7, 2017
IEEE Consumer Electronics

Novel NFC Applications to Enrich Our Connections: The NFC Forum Innovation Awards

One of the greatest judging experiences I have had the good fortune of being a part of was for the Near-Field Communication (NFC) Forum Innovation Award in its inaugural year [1]. (I was representing the IEEE Council on Radio-Frequency Identification.) The NFC Forum’s (www.nfc-forum.org) mission is to advance the use of NFC technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services, and educating the market about NFC technology.
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August 4, 2017
Mobility Arena

NFC Forum to develop smart packaging for products

The NFC Forum has announced its partnership with the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association to help develop smart packaging for food and other products. This means that soon, products in supermarkets and other points of sale can be inspected by just tapping it with your phone. Now, the groups involved in this partnership expect early examples of this experiment to include interactive tags and labels that would pull up information about a product on your phone. The groups also say that NFC-enabled time and temperature monitors could be put to early use, possibly allowing grocers to know how long a cut of meat has been sitting out, and whether its temperature has been properly maintained.

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August 3, 2017
Financial News

NFC Forum signs packaging and wireless charging liaison agreements

The NFC Forum has announced liaison agreements with the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) and the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), the company said.

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August 2, 2017
Fortune

‘Ick Factor’ and Biometrics Limit Market for Implanted Security Chips

A Wisconsin vending machine company made a big splash last week when it announced that 50 of its employees would get chips implanted in their hands to facilitate wireless payment for snacks as part of a voluntary test program.

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August 2, 2017
Food & Wine

Smart Packaging Can Send Grocery Product Information to Your Phone

Smartphones. Smart watches. Smart thermostats. Smart speakers. Smart power switches. Smart pet cameras. Smart smoke detectors. Smart vacuums. We have so many smart things that it was only a matter of time before we welcomed smart packaging into our grocery stores—and that time could be right around the corner.

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August 2, 2017
EE News Europe

NFC Forum signs packaging and wireless power deals

The NFC Forum has signed deals on intelligent packaging and wireless charging industry groups to drive the takeup of low cost Near Field Communication (NFC) devices through greater interoperability and more compact and cost-efficient charging interfaces.

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August 2, 2017
Packaging News

New agreement to speed up NFC adoption

The Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) has signed an agreement to allow for the adoption of Near Field Communication (NFC) in packaging and wireless charging.
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August 2, 2017
Smart 2.0

NFC Forum pursues intelligent packaging, wireless power

The NFC Forum (Wakefield, MA) has signed deals on intelligent packaging and wireless charging industry groups to drive the takeup of low-cost near-field communication (NFC) devices through greater interoperability and more compact and cost-efficient charging interfaces.

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August 1, 2017
The Verge

Your online orders could start shipping in NFC-enabled smart packaging

You may eventually be able to inspect food at the supermarket just by tapping it with your phone. The NFC Forum — the group behind the short-range wireless standard — said today that it has partnered with the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association to help develop smart packaging for food and other products.

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August 1, 2017
CNET

Smart NFC food packages might be coming to a store near you

The NFC Forum — responsible for promoting the short-range wireless technology — announced it has partnered with the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) to create interactive tags and labels for food and other consumer products. It’ll potentially allow you to instantly read information on your phone before you buy something.

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August 1, 2017
The Green Sheet

NFC Forum inks packaging, wireless charging liaison agreements

The NFC Forum announced today liaison agreements with the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) and the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). These alliances will allow for the adoption and usability of Near Field Communication (NFC) in packaging and wireless charging. NFC technology can add intelligence and new capabilities to packaging to provide information, lower costs, reduce waste, and increase profitability. In the area of wireless charging, NFC technology will act as a key enabler by supporting greater interoperability and more compact and cost-efficient charging interfaces.

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August 1, 2017
Cellular News

NFC Forum Inks Packaging and Wireless Charging Liaison Agreements

The NFC Forum announced today liaison agreements with the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) and the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). These alliances will allow for the adoption and usability of Near Field Communication (NFC) in packaging and wireless charging. NFC technology can add intelligence and new capabilities to packaging to provide information, lower costs, reduce waste, and increase profitability. In the area of wireless charging, NFC technology will act as a key enabler by supporting greater interoperability and more compact and cost efficient charging interfaces.

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July 14, 2017
Medium

Nine Nifty Ways NFC Enriches Daily Lives

As mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT) become a bigger part of our lives, consumers want – and have come to expect – personalized user experiences. Today’s leading developers and product designers are turning to NFC technology to advance the ways in which products, services, and applications enable meaningful consumer experiences.

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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

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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