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Will Canadian NFC Digital Wallet UGO Be Able to Compete with Apple Pay

Will Canadian NFC Digital Wallet UGO Be Able to Compete with Apple Pay

UGO Mobile Solutions L.P. announced the availability of UGO Wallet: an open digital wallet application that enables consumers to start replacing credit cards and loyalty cards from their physical wallet with a simple, secure digital payment method on their smartphone. UGO Wallet is a free app and available now for download from BlackBerry World and […]

December 16 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

NFC Technology Gives Pearl Jewelry Ability to Keep Memories

NFC Technology Gives Pearl Jewelry Ability to Keep Memories

The NFC (Near Field Communications) empowered Momento Pearl™ from Galatea is the first cultured pearl to contain near field communication technology, allowing a user to create a tailored voice message that can be played when the pearl is tapped against a compatible mobile device. Taking smart jewelry to a completely new, emotional level, the patent-pending […]

December 14 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Toshiba Introduces Low Power ICs For Bluetooth Devices With NFC Tag Functions

Toshiba Introduces Low Power ICs For Bluetooth Devices With NFC Tag Functions

Toshiba America Electronic Components, (TAEC) launched a low power consumption, dual-function Integrated Circuit (IC) that supports both Bluetooth® Low Energy (LE)1 and Near Field Communications (NFC) Type 3 Tag functions2. The TC35670FTG has been designed for use in Bluetooth Smart3 devices such as sensors, toys and, most notably, touch-and-start smartphone accessories and wearable healthcare devices. […]

December 3 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Worldwide NFC Market Growth Driven By Infusion of New Technology Over the Next 5 Years

Worldwide NFC Market Growth Driven By Infusion of New Technology Over the Next 5 Years

The global NFC market is expected to see strong and fast growth across various application verticals over the forecast period of 2014 to 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research. Rapid technological advancement and high mobile smartphone demand due to technology standardization is expected to positively impact NFC market growth. Demand for […]

November 16 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

NFC Contactless Payment to Reach Over 500 Million Users by 2019

NFC Contactless Payment to Reach Over 500 Million Users by 2019

A new report from Juniper Research predicts that the number of consumers using NFC contactless payment services will jump to 516 million by the end of 2019, a more than five-fold increase from 101 million today. The report argued that Apple’s introduction of an NFC-based payment mechanism — Apple Pay — would stimulate the wider […]

November 6 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Spanish Bank CaixaBank Prepares for Wearables with NFC Payment Technology

Spanish Bank CaixaBank Prepares for Wearables with NFC Payment Technology

CaixaBank, Spain’s most innovative financial services provider, will be using NFC contactless tags for their commercial launch of contactless EMV payment wristbands. These novel wearable banking devices, certified by the international payment schemes, give CaixaBank customers the freedom and security to pay everywhere they go, without the need to carry a purse or wallet. By […]

October 27 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Samsung’s New NFC Chip with Embedded Flash Offers Better Radio Frequency Performance

Samsung’s New NFC Chip with Embedded Flash Offers Better Radio Frequency Performance

Samsung Electronics introduced its new near field communication (NFC) chip, the S3FWRN5, which features high radio frequency (RF) performance and small package size. The S3FWRN5’s RF performance doubles the range in both reader and card emulation modes, when compared to that of its predecessor, the S3FNRN3. “To assist with those parameters, Samsung will continue to […]

October 13 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Using NFC to Connect Toys and Playing Cards with Game Apps on your Phone

Using NFC to Connect Toys and Playing Cards with Game Apps on your Phone

Together, SMARTRAC and Twinsprite (respectively Digitoyx) aim at connecting NFC enabled things such as children’s toys or playing cards to mobilephone-based games resulting in an enhanced gaming experience for users and additional revenue for developers. The topic has gained significance as the number of NFC supporting smartphones is growing extremely fast – a fact that […]

October 1 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

HID Global Adds High Frequency NFC Tags for Outdoor Environments

HID Global Adds High Frequency NFC Tags for Outdoor Environments

HID Global announced that its Identification Technologies division has added Near Field Communication (NFC)-readable tags to its rapidly expanding SlimFlex™ Tag portfolio of pliable, high- durability tags. The SlimFlex Tag family has gained wide acceptance in UHF RFID applications due to the tags’ flexible yet robust thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) housings. Today, high frequency (HF) systems […]

October 1 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Panasonic to Introduce NFC on Airlines During Flight in 2015

Panasonic to Introduce NFC on Airlines During Flight in 2015

Panasonic Avionics Corporation, part of the Japanese-based Panasonic family has developed Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) compliant NFC technology in its in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems. Industry observers had recently predicted on-board NFC applications were a few years away, but the technology giant Panasonic plans to launch the new technology with airlines in the summer of 2015. […]

September 19 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »