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Visa Launches Wearable Payment Ring Using NFC for Athletes to Use at the Rio 2016 Olympics

Visa Launches Wearable Payment Ring Using NFC for Athletes to Use at the Rio 2016 Olympics

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), the exclusive payment provider at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, today introduced a new innovation for use at the Rio 2016 Games – the first payment wearable ring backed by a Visa account. The Visa payment ring will be given to all Team Visa athletes in Rio, a group of 45 Olympic […]

July 19 2016 | Posted in Consumer RFID, RFID News | Read More »

Quebec Based Future Electronics Promotes NXP’s NFC Smart Connected Home Products

Quebec Based Future Electronics Promotes NXP’s NFC Smart Connected Home Products

Future Electronics, the Quebec distributor and electronic components giant, recently announced immediate availability of NXP’s NFC smart connected home products, making it easier for Canadians and global customers to access them Entertainment systems, lights, thermostats, and even appliances are being connected to the internet. The Internet of Things (IoT), which is the term used to define to the […]

April 5 2016 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Updated NFC Forum Technical Specifications Speed & Secure NFC Services

Updated NFC Forum Technical Specifications Speed & Secure NFC Services

The NFC Forum today announced the publication of one candidate and two adopted specifications, following approval by the Board of Directors. Available from the NFC Forum website, the specifications enhance the performance and security of NFC services. New candidate specification: Connection Handover Candidate Technical Specification 1.4 defines the structure and sequence of interactions that enable […]

March 28 2016 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Smallest Plug-and-Play NFC Security Module for Smart Wearables Launched

Smallest Plug-and-Play NFC Security Module for Smart Wearables Launched

Wearable manufacturers are thus challenged to equip even the smallest of devices with security and NFC technologies. The solution lies in a unique NFC security module series launched today by Infineon Technologies AG in collaboration with Beijing-based Mobile Payment Solutions Co. Ltd. (MPS). This new plug-and-play solution significantly reduces design efforts for device manufacturers by […]

March 28 2016 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Special Wallet Helps Men Protect Themselves From Credit Card Thieves Using RFID in Crowded Areas

Special Wallet Helps Men Protect Themselves From Credit Card Thieves Using RFID in Crowded Areas

The upcoming Easter Sunday and Good Friday is an important day for many and since it falls on the holiday long weekend many people spend their time at large festival events. Whatever your faith, the weekend is bound to provide extra crowds and gatherings of people which is unfortunately the ideal target for thieves who are using […]

March 23 2016 | Posted in Consumer RFID, RFID News, Security RFID | Read More »

Launch of 1st NFC Powered Cover for Smartphones with Integrated Keyboard

Launch of 1st NFC Powered Cover for Smartphones with Integrated Keyboard

One2Touch, a technology firm specializing in NFC-powered wireless communication products is launching the first smartphone cover with an integrated portable keyboard, called the SlimType. The NFC-powered keyboard & cover is available for pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Flat and S6 Edge. The lightweight and stylish SlimType smart cover gives mobile users the freedom to take advantage of the […]

January 28 2016 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Highest Performing NFC Controller for Mobile Payments Launched at CES 2016

Highest Performing NFC Controller for Mobile Payments Launched at CES 2016

Tech giant & chip-maker Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM) announced the industry’s highest performing Near Field Communications (NFC) controller a this year’s CES event in Las Vegas. The BCM20797 provides greater transaction range, improved security and faster transaction speeds, which is ideal for mobile payments and transit applications. The new device is part of Broadcom’s overall effort to […]

January 21 2016 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Technology Giant NXP Announces Start of a New Era in NFC with Intuitive Proximity Technology

Technology Giant NXP Announces Start of a New Era in NFC with Intuitive Proximity Technology

With the flagship solution, PN5180,NXP Semiconductors  (NASDAQ:NXPI), co-inventor of Near Field Communication (NFC), today announced the beginning of a new era in the evolution of NFC to bring intuitive proximity technology everywhere. PN5180 is an advanced, multi-protocol (ISO/IEC 15693, Felica™, MIFARE® and ISO/IEC 14443A/B) NFC frontend that delivers more efficient, robust, and reliable operation, even in […]

January 19 2016 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Smart Card Alliance Explores the Uses of NFC Technology Beyond Payments

Smart Card Alliance Explores the Uses of NFC Technology Beyond Payments

Near Field Communications (NFC) technology gets a lot of attention for its ability to enable contactless payments, but less known is that it also can be used to enable secure and convenient transactions in non-payments applications, such as marketing, identity, access, ticketing and gaming. The Smart Card Alliance recently released a white paper that explores non-payments NFC […]

January 14 2016 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Challenges and Results of a Custom NFC Solution Tackling Property Management and Asset Tracking

Challenges and Results of a Custom NFC Solution Tackling Property Management and Asset Tracking

TTAG Systems and RFID Canada partner to provide an NFC real-time cloud-based system known as Smart-Tec for property management and asset tracking. Prior to deploying this NFC system, when a property management company was needed to service maintenance points or assets (such as fire extinguishers or sprinkler systems) in different locations, they would send in a […]

November 19 2015 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »