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NFC Forum Makes 9 More NFC Technical Specifications Available

NFC Forum Makes 9 More NFC Technical Specifications Available

The NFC Forum stated the public availability of new versions of nine technical specifications, following approval by the Board of Directors. The new versions deliver greater interoperability, faster read and write performance, mediated handover, and lower power consumption, as well as additional functionality for products incorporating NFC technology. The revised specifications comprise an integrated and […]

April 17 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

RFID Tags Help Hawaii Rainforest Zipliners Capture the Moment

RFID Tags Help Hawaii Rainforest Zipliners Capture the Moment

HID Global’s SlimFlex RFID tags are being used at Princeville Ranch Adventures in the Hawaiian Islands to help guests capture a photographic record of their zip-lining experiences in the rugged rainforest valleys of Kauai’s north shore. “Knowing that HID Global’s SlimFlex tags perform exceptionally well in extreme environments gives us the confidence to deploy RFID technology […]

April 8 2014 | Posted in Consumer RFID, RFID News | Read More »

Chip Giant Intel Acquires NFC Modem Technology and IP

Chip Giant Intel Acquires NFC Modem Technology and IP

Inside Secure announced its intention to enter a new agreement with Intel Corporation, building on the relationship initiated with their original Near Field Communications (NFC) technology license agreement from 2011. Under the terms of the contemplated agreement, INSIDE Secure would: – Extend the current worldwide, perpetual license into a broad, royalty-free and fully paid-up license, […]

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

Wavetrend Europe and RFID Canada Partner To Bring Active RFID Solutions to Market

Wavetrend Europe and RFID Canada Partner To Bring  Active RFID Solutions to Market

Wavetrend Europe, a leader in the field of Asset Visibility, Access Control, and developer of award-winning active RFID technology, announces that RFID Canada, a leading RFID and NFC technology provider, is now a fully Certified and Accredited Distribution Partner of Wavetrend’s Active RFID products and solutions. “Wavetrend is committed to providing best in class technology […]

April 2 2014 | Posted in RFID Industry, RFID News | Read More »

Report: RFID Industry to Grow 17% in 2014 and be Worth $30.2 Billion by 2024

Report: RFID Industry to Grow 17% in 2014 and be Worth $30.2 Billion by 2024

New research conducted by IDTechEx called “RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2014-2024,” finds that the RFID market—including tags, readers, software and services, for passive and active RFID—will grow from $7.88 billion in 2013 to $9.2 billion in 2014. Most growth is due to active RFID/RTLS systems, interrogators, and then tags, in terms of total money […]

March 25 2014 | Posted in RFID Industry, RFID News | Read More »

Report: Global NFC POS Terminals Market to Grow 58% Annually

Report: Global NFC POS Terminals Market to Grow 58% Annually

In a report created on NFC POS Terminals by ‘Research and Markets’, their analysts forecast the Global NFC POS Terminals market to grow at a CAGR of 57.9 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing penetration of NFC-based mobile handsets. The Global NFC POS […]

March 20 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

NFC Controller Integrated with Google Android Kit Kat (v4.4)

NFC Controller Integrated with Google Android Kit Kat (v4.4)

NXP Semiconductors has announced that its proven, industry-leading NFC controller, PN547, is successfully integrated with Google’s latest version of the Android 4.4 operating system, ‘KitKat’. This significant milestone underscores the popularity and attractiveness of NXP’s PN547 in a wide range of Android-powered mobile devices, says the company. Android 4.4 now offers new platform support for […]

March 20 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

New Asia NFC Alliance to Promote Convenient International Mobile NFC Services

New Asia NFC Alliance to Promote Convenient International Mobile NFC Services

Asian telecom operators Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan), HKT (Hong Kong), KDDI (Japan), and SK Planet (South Korea) are jointly announcing the formation of the Asia Near Field Communications Alliance, with the support of the GSMA, today at MWC 2014. The Alliance aims to extend existing NFC services beyond national borders to further accelerate the adoption of […]

March 7 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

New Trademark Symbol Identifies RFID Consortium Licensed Products

New Trademark Symbol Identifies RFID Consortium Licensed Products

The RFID Consortium today debuted a new logo that identifies UHF RFID products manufactured and sold under a license for essential patents through the RFID Consortium. RFID Consortium members include: 3M; ETRI; LG Electronics; Motorola Solutions; Trimble Navigation Limited, ThingMagic Division; and Zebra Technologies. The Consortium promotes rapid adoption of UHF RFID technology by offering […]

March 4 2014 | Posted in RFID Industry, RFID News | Read More »

Broadcom Develops NFC into Affordable Wearable Technology and Mobile Devices

Broadcom Develops NFC into Affordable Wearable Technology and Mobile Devices

Broadcom Corporation ($BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today introduced the next-generation of near field communication (NFC) controllers designed to deliver simplified connectivity and drive adoption in mass market smartphones and wearables. The new family enables mobile device manufacturers to reduce antenna size by 50 percent and lower […]

February 25 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »