Member Press Releases
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oxford, UK [28 August 2009] Telecoms management consultancy The Human Chain has published its latest white paper which reviews the business case for new NFC form factors and challenges the industry to address the barriers to market.
(Telenor, 2 Feb 2009) Within a few years you will be able to use your mobile phone as a means of payment on buses, trams and trains. Then you can leave your bank card and cash at home when using public transport.
Innovision R&T launches next generation NFC/RFID tag platform with up to 2Kbytes memory, sampling available 2H/2008
This latest IC platform further strengthens Innovision’s ability to offer RFID and NFC tag integrators the best performance by price for tags. It is intended to meet demand for high volume, small size, lower cost RFID/NFC tags for integration into smart objects, providing a family of devices finely tuned to their specific application requirement.
Berkeley, CA September 8, 2006 Mobile Candy Dish, a leader in mobile commerce, announced today that it has joined the Near Field Communication (NFC) Forum, a non-profit industry association advancing the use of NFC technology, as an Associate member.