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December 8, 2017
RFID Journal

Latest NFC Specs Offer Interoperability to a Growing Market

The NFC Forum has released 21 new or modified specifications for the development of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology that are aimed at providing reliable standards for the rapidly evolving and growing NFC industry. The NFC Forum’s 2017 Technical Specification comes as the number of NFC-enabled applications is growing in volume and diversity worldwide.

 

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November 29, 2017
Telecompaper

NFC Forum unveils 21 new specifications in 2017 release

The NFC Forum announced the availability of 21 new or updated near field communication (NFC) technical specifications. The specifications feature the latest NFC technology and usability upgrades that significantly impact and advance functionality in a number of key areas for consumers and businesses, including mobile device interoperability, public transportation applications and the use of NFC Tags with IoT, retail, packaging, automotive, public transportation and other applications. (subscription required)
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November 29, 2017
NFC World

Forum publishes updated NFC technical specs

NFC Forum publishes 2017 technical specification release — NFC Forum — “The 2017 Technical Specifications Release comprises 21 new or updated near field communication technical specifications… The specifications feature the latest NFC technology and usability upgrades that significantly impact and advance functionality in a number of key areas for consumers and businesses.”

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October 23, 2017
The New York Times

New York to Replace MetroCard With Modern Way to Pay Transit Fares

New York City’s transit system is expected to take a significant step on Monday toward replacing the MetroCard with a more modern way for passengers to pay fares — by waving cellphones or certain kinds of credit or debit cards at turnstiles in the subway or fareboxes on buses.

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October 23, 2017
The Wall Street Journal

MTA Moves Closer to New Subway Fare-Payment Method

A committee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday approved a contract for the creation of a new payment system that will allow riders to “tap” or wave a cellphone, a bank debit card or an MTA-issued card with a special chip, at a subway turnstile or upon boarding a bus. (Subscription required)

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October 23, 2017
Fortune

The New York Subway Will Phase Out MetroCards In Favor of Apple Pay

New York City’s transit system is about to jump into the present — at least in terms of how riders pay to use it.

Starting in 2018, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority will begin moving to a contactless payment system that uses apps like Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay, New York Times reports.

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October 13, 2017
NFC World

NFC Forum certifies NFC tag chips from STMicroelectronics

Three STMicroelectronics ST25 NFC tag chips have been certified for performance and interoperability under the NFC Forum’s new NFC tag certification program, which is designed to ensure “consistent, compelling, and connected user experiences” across NFC tags, readers and handsets.

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October 12, 2017
RFID Journal

RFID News Roundup

Identiv has announced its NFC Tag Starter Kit, designed in partnership with NXP Semiconductors. The kit includes 25 Near Field Communication (NFC) tags with NXP’s NFC Forum Type 2/4/5 NTAG and ICODE tag ICs. Supporting a variety of features and security levels for different application requirements, the tags are compatible with Android and Apple iOS 11 devices, including tablets and mobile phones.

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October 12, 2017
STMicroelectronics

STMicroelectronics NFC Tags among First to Be Certified for Performance and Interoperability by NFC Forum

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) , a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced the certification of its ST25 Near Field Communication (NFC) tags by the NFC Forum, a key industry and standardization body.

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September 25, 2017
IOT Journal

NFC Forum Incorporates Tags into Its Certification Program

This week, Near Field Communication (NFCtag manufacturers have begun taking part in a new certification program provided worldwide by the NFC Forum, to ensure that their NFC chips and inlays conform with specifications—and, if they so choose, to test and certify their performance with mobile handsets and readers. The certification program for tags was added this past Wednesday to the NFC Forum’s existing certification program, and is already under way for manufacturers at its 23 worldwide authorized laboratories.

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September 22, 2017
Contactless Intelligence

NFC Forum adds NFC Tag Certification to Certification Program

The NFC Forum has announced the addition of Near Field Communication (NFC) tag and reader certification to its global certification program.  This means that tag/inlay, NFC reader and handset manufacturers for the first time will be able to test and verify the performance and interoperability of all the key components in the NFC eco-system.  NFC Forum Certification Program testing and certifications are available today.  Certification will help ensure that NFC tags, readers and handsets provide consistent, compelling and connected user experiences.

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September 22, 2017
RFID Journal

NFC Forum Incorporates Tags into Its Certification Program

This week, Near Field Communication (NFCtag manufacturers have begun taking part in a new certification program provided worldwide by the NFC Forum, to ensure that their NFC chips and inlays conform with specifications—and, if they so choose, to test and certify their performance with mobile handsets and readers. The certification program for tags was added this past Wednesday to the NFC Forum’s existing certification program, and is already under way for manufacturers at its 23 worldwide authorized laboratories.

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September 21, 2017
everythingRF

NFC Tag Certification Now Included in NFC Forum Certification Program

The NFC Forum has added Near Field Communication (NFC) tag and reader certification to its global certification program. This means that tag/inlay NFC reader and handset manufacturers for the first time will be able to test and verify the performance and interoperability of all the key components in the NFC eco-system. The NFC Forum Certification Program is now available and will help ensure that NFC tags, readers and handsets provide consistent, compelling and connected user experiences.

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September 21, 2017
Electronics 360

New ToolKit Released Expands iPhone NFC Capabilities

NXP Semiconductors has introduced a new toolkit for near-field communication (NFC) tagging integrated circuits (ICs) with iOS support. This toolkit can connect billions of consumer and industrial products to the internet of things (IoT).Apple announced over the summer that they are going to support NFC read capabilities for NFC Forum-compliant tags. This means that NXP’s portfolio of advanced NFC tagging chips can now be designed into solutions with iOS 11 on iPhone® 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X models. NXP offers iOS developers a full tool suite of NFC hardware and software solutions for developers to explore the benefits in various different markets.

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September 21, 2017
Electronic Engineering Journal

NFC Forum Adds NFC Tag Certification to Certification Program

The NFC Forum announced today the addition of Near Field Communication (NFC) tag and reader certification to its global certification program.  This means that tag/inlay, NFC reader and handset manufacturers for the first time will be able to test and verify the performance and interoperability of all the key components in the NFC eco-system.  NFC Forum Certification Program testing and certifications are available today.  Certification will help ensure that NFC tags, readers and handsets provide consistent, compelling and connected user experiences.

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September 21, 2017
NFC World

NXP releases NFC tag toolkit for iOS

NXP has announced a toolkit designed to make it easy for iOS 11 developers to take advantage of the NFC tag reading capabilities that are now supported by iPhones and unlock “the potential to now connect billions of consumer and industrial products to the Internet of Things (IoT)”.

“As co-inventor of NFC technology, NXP invites Apple developers to join us in the NFC universe as we drive solutions that deliver on the promise of the IoT,” says Alexander Rensink, business segment manager for NXP’s secure identification solutions business.

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September 21, 2017
Telecompaper

NFC Forum adds NFC Tag Certification to certification programme

The NFC Forum announced the addition of NFC tag and reader certification to its ‘NFC Forum Certification Program.’ The move enables tag/inlay, NFC reader and handset manufacturers to test and verify for the first time the performance and interoperability of all the key components in the NFC eco-system, the organisation said in a press release.

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September 20, 2017
The Green Sheet

NFC Forum boosts interoperability, quality, differentiation, metrics

Following its mission to advance the use of near field communication (NFC) by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability and educating the market, the NFC Forum just added an NFC tag and reader certification to its global Certification Program. This addition means that tag/inlay, NFC reader and handset manufacturers will now be able to test and verify the performance and interoperability of all key components in the NFC ecosystem.

 

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September 20, 2017
NFC World

NFC Forum launches tag certification program

NFC Forum adds NFC tag certification to certification program — NFC Forum — “Tag/inlay, NFC reader and handset manufacturers for the first time will be able to test and verify the performance and interoperability of all the key components in the NFC ecosystem. Certification will help ensure that NFC tags, readers and handsets provide consistent, compelling and connected user experiences.”

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September 20, 2017
EE Times

Smartphones: Have NFC Will Travel

MADISON, Wis. — Just as Apple released its iOS 11 on Tuesday, the NFC Forum rolled out on Wednesday its Near Field Communication (NFC) tag and reader certification program.

In adding the new program, the NFC Forum enables “tag/inlay, NFC reader, and handset manufacturers for the first time … to test and verify the performance and interoperability of all the key components in the NFC eco-system.”

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