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January 5, 2012

UPM RFID announces collaboration with Freedom Shopping to deliver RFID and NFC tags via new NFC Freedom store online

UPM RFID, Tampere, 5 January 2012) – UPM RFID and Freedom Shopping, a leading provider of item-level RFID solutions, have joined forces to deliver UHF and NFC RFID tags and inlays from UPM RFID through a new online store, ‘NFC Freedom’ at nfcfreedom.com. The NFC Freedom product range features UPM BullsEye, UPM Circus and UPM RaceTrack NFC tags, as well as UPM Web and UPM ShortDipole UHF tags in a variety of delivery formats.

December 13, 2011

SEQUENT LAUNCHES NEUTRAL NFC PLATFORM TO ACCELERATE MASS ADOPTION

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – December 13, 2011 – Sequent Software, a leading provider of near field communication (NFC) software and services, has launched an NFC services platform that lets any mobile operator, card issuer, or application developer deliver a rich mobile payment consumer experience. The platform accelerates NFC commercialization that seamlessly integrates consumer transactional capabilities, such as payments, with mobile devices.

December 1, 2011

Toppan Forms establishes a new company focused on providing Cloud based NFC Payment Services

Toppan Forms Co., Ltd. has announced today that it will establish Toppan Forms Payment Service (TFPS) and it will begin operations from the 1st of December, 2011. TFPS will be providing a payment settlement platform for Near Field Communications (NFC) and contactless based payment services.

October 26, 2011

UPM RFID and Hansaprint introduce NFC mobile app at Nokia World

(UPM RFID, Tampere, 26 October 2011) UPM RFID and Finnish-based printing house Hansaprint are introducing a revolutionary NFC mobile application called TagAge Mobile today at Nokia World 2011, London. The TagAge Mobile tag creator is the first of its kind in the world, allowing users to create NFC tag content and graphics using their own photos stored on smartphone.

October 12, 2011

ARYGON announces future-proof High-Speed NFC Reader Platform supporting all Mifare and FeliCa transponders including secure modes (e.g. DES, 3DES, AES, SAM)

Mainz, 12 October 2009 – ARYGON Technologies, a first mover in NFC / RFID reader modules, today announces its highly customizable and best-in-class High-Speed NFC Reader Platform for authenticating, reading and writing all Mifare and FeliCa family transponders including secure modes (proprietary encryption modes, DES, 3DES, AES etc.). It is a highly customizable Hardware and Firmware platform, optionally offering Contact Card and SAM slots, custom PCB sizes and host interfaces (USB, UART, RS232 etc.) as well as environment-specific antenna designs or application-compliant firmware solutions for various EEPROM sizes (64kB up to 512kB). Additionally it provides ease of integration with customer applications, by including with it. PC/SC drivers, API´s, sample script files and comprehensive test tools.

September 19, 2011

UPM RFID launches new high-performance NFC tag portfolio based on NXP NTAG203 chip

(UPM RFID, Tampere, 19 September 2011) – UPM RFID is launching a new portfolio of NFC tags and inlays featuring NXP’s NTAG203 ICs. UPM RFID’s new NFC products include UPM BullsEye, UPM Circus and UPM MiniTrack, with the new NXP NTAG203 chip offering 1300 bits/144 bytes of user memory, significantly improved performance and a faster response time when reading with NFC smartphones.

September 8, 2011

NFC enters the automotive industry

Hamburg, Germany, September 6, 2011 – Stollmann, a leading provider of NFC protocol software, has acquired HARMAN, the leading global audio and infotainment group, as a customer.

June 28, 2011

Hamburg, Germany, June 28, 2011 – Stollmann and ARS Software to Develop Bluetooth and NFC Reference Solution

The use of near field communication (NFC) greatly simplifies the Bluetooth pairing process.
Stollmann, a leading provider of NFC protocol software, and ARS Software, a supplier and integrator of iAnywhere Bluetooth protocol software, are collaborating on secure simple pairing of Bluetooth and NFC. ARS Software has developed an NFC secure simple pairing out-of-band (OOB) application for the iAnywhere stack using Stollmann NFC software.

June 2, 2011

TTA appointed as an NFC Forum Authorized Test Lab

June 2, 2011 – As of May 23, 2011, TTA (Telecommunications Technology Association) became an NFC Forum Authorized Test Laboratory capable of offering NFC Forum testing services. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short range wireless connectivity technology operating at 13.56 MHz and transferring date up to 424 kb/s. The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of NFC technology, launched its Certification Program in December 2010. The first step in the certification process is to submit NFC-equipped devices to an NFC Forum Authorized Test Laboratory for conformance testing, and Forum members who are device manufacturers can subsequently submit the test results to the NFC Forum Certification Administrator to demonstrate their products’ compliance with NFC Forum technical specifications.

April 18, 2011

LAUNCH OF NFC MOBILE APPLICATIONS MADE AUTOMATIC

Pioneering service removes the barriers to NFC uptake by automating the recognition and launch of apps that interpret NFC Tags and Smart Posters

In the next years, millions of NFC tags and Smart Posters will be spread over the world and thousands of mobile applications will be made available to interpret them. Many of these tags will have customized data requiring the end user to have in his/her smartphone a specific mobile application to be able to interact with them. With NFC Launcher, the process of identification and launch of the mobile application that interprets each tag is automated, removing important barriers to the uptake of NFC.

February 24, 2011

Clear2Pay NFC Test Solution approved by NFC Forum

Brussels, 24 February, 2011 – Clear2Pay, the international technology provider of next generation payment solutions for financial institutions, today announces that the NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of NFC technology, approved its NFC Test Solution. The test tool is developed to enable the industry confirm compliance of their products to the NFC Forum standards-based specifications. The Integri branded solution will be used by certification test laboratories for the official validation of digital protocol conformance of NFC products worldwide. The solution is also available for NFC device manufacturers’ debugging and pre-certification needs.

December 14, 2010

Broadcom Announces New Embedded NFC Tag Technology to Simplify Wireless Device Connectivity

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today launched the BCM20203 near field communications (NFC) tag solution for consumer devices.

December 9, 2010

Near Field Communication (NFC) Forum certification testing services available at AT4 wireless’s laboratories

Malaga, Spain, December 09, 2010 – AT4 wireless, a leading testing and
certification laboratory, announces that a new testing service for certification of
devices built to NFC Forum global standards is now available at AT4 wireless
laboratories in Taipei (Taiwan), Herndon (USA) and Malaga (Spain).

December 8, 2010

AT4 wireless RIDER NFC tester, the first solution approved by the NFC Forum for Certification

Malaga, Spain, December 8th, 2010 – Product manufacturers are able to certify their
NFC implementations now. AT4 wireless has worked in a close partnership with the NFC Forum for the implementation
of the NFC Forum Digital Protocol test cases in its RIDER NFC test solution. The AT4
wireless team has been intensively working during the last months to be officially approved
by the NFC Forum designated Validation House at the beginning of the Certification
Program.

July 6, 2010

South Korean early adopter chooses Clear2Pay NFC Test Tools

Brussels 6 July 2010- Clear2Pay, the international technology provider of next generation payment solutions for financial institutions, announces today that the Korea Electric Testing Institute (KETI), a leading organization dedicated to enhance the safety and quality of electric and electronic products, selected Clear2Pay’s Integri test tools for the testing of digital communication between Near Field Communication (NFC) devices.

June 30, 2010

NEXPERTS is awarded best commercial service by NFC Forum Global Competition

The first price in the commercial category for the best Near Field Communication (NFC) Service goes to NEXPERTS, Austria. Each year the NFC Forum organizes a global competition to award the most innovative projects. The awarded project Touch & Pay allows payment in a self service shop by a simple touch to the price label of a product with an NFC-enabled mobile phone.

March 8, 2010

A study on meal vouchers in the year 2015

Leuven (Belgium), 8 March 2010 – IBBT, a research institute of the Flemish government, has completed a study on the possibilities of replacing paper vouchers such as meal vouchers, discount coupons and gift vouchers by an electronic alternative based on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The research was conducted in collaboration with Clear2Pay/Integri, Keyware and Accor Services. For two years the partners analyzed different aspects of this electronic alternative such as: usability, legal aspects, security, applications and business model. The results of the so-called NFC Voucher study are promising and indicate that commercial implementation is feasible.

February 3, 2010

INSIDE CONTACTLESS RELEASES OPEN-SOURCE NFC PROTOCOL STACK

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, February 3, 2010 – Reflecting a clear and growing trend in the mobile industry, INSIDE Contactless, a leading provider of advanced, open-standard contactless chip technologies, today announced it is making its Open NFC commercial-grade NFC protocol stack (formerly MicroRead Software Foundation) available in a free and open source edition under the Apache License, Version 2.0. Offering a consistent API across all NFC hardware, faster time to market and greater flexibility for OEMs and ODMs, INSIDE’s Open NFC 3.4 is available now for WinCE 6.0 (compatible with Windows Mobile 7) and Linux 2.6 platforms, and an Android implementation will premier with the planned release of Open NFC 3.5 at the end of March.

November 3, 2009

World’s first NFC Visitor Guidance System

NEXPERTS has implemented an innovative tourist guiding system with its partner cruso from Berlin, Germany, at Vyí Brod Monastery. Visitors can rent a special NFC-enabled guide that gives them textual, graphical and audio information on all important sights in the monastery. The multilingual system is triggered by touching a point near the sights to start the guidance. Thereby visitors can explore the content in the language they require just by a simple touch.

September 1, 2009

The NFC Forum meeting and NFC Week in Oulu, 31.8.2009 – 4.9.2009

Nokia, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, and the City of Oulu are forerunners in NFC, the touch technology spreading around the world. This has led the NFC Forum to hold their member meeting in Oulu as part of Oulu NFC Week. Over 150 representatives of NFC Forum member companies have arrived in Oulu from throughout Asia, Europe and the United States to continue the work of advancing NFC. Oulu NFC Week, arranged by Oulu Innovation, the City of Oulu, VTT , Nokia, and Technopolis, in cooperation with Invest in Finland, includes many events promoting the use of NFC technology to generate new business opportunities.

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