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Johnnie Walker Blue Label Bottles to Use NFC Technology Giving a More Premium Experience

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Bottles to Use NFC Technology Giving a More Premium Experience

Diageo plc, (NYSE:DEO) a global leader in beverage alcohol and owner of Scotch Whisky brand Johnnie Walker is looking to change the role of a scotch bottle in the consumer experience, with a prototype JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL® “smart bottle”.  The NFC technology behind the bottle will be provided by Thin Film Electronics ASA. The NFC-enabled “smart […]

March 8 2015 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Study: Mobile Savvy Shoppers Prefer NFC over Competing Alternatives when Shopping

Study: Mobile Savvy Shoppers Prefer NFC over Competing Alternatives when Shopping

The NFC Forum and Strategy Analytics today unveiled the results of a comprehensive retail research report and web survey on mobile consumer engagement and purchases, revealing the needs and preferences of today’s mobile-centric consumer. The in-depth report – which includes both observational research of retail scenarios comprising 36 participants and a web survey that included […]

February 22 2015 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

NFC, M2M Gaining Share in Global SIM Card Industry as it Reaches 5.2 Billion Units in 2014

NFC, M2M Gaining Share in Global SIM Card Industry as it Reaches 5.2 Billion Units in 2014

ABI Research forecasts that global SIM card shipments will reach 5.2 billion units in 2014, marking a revitalizing 5.32% increase from 2013. LTE, NFC, and M2M have successfully paved their way into the industry and are considered the trends for the next few years. Large markets like India, China, and Saudi Arabia are currently among […]

February 1 2015 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Wearable Device in Form of NFC-Enabled Ring Allows for Easy Text Input

Wearable Device in Form of NFC-Enabled Ring Allows for Easy Text Input

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of a compact and lightweight wearable ring-type device that offers handwriting-input functionality and a reader for near-field communications (NFC) tags. Wearable devices have been making inroads into the workplace in recent years, notably with head-mounted displays (HMDs), in line with putting ICT to use so as to not […]

January 23 2015 | 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 »

From NFC Readers in Apple Stores to a Bunch of NFC Patents – Will NFC be Apple’s Next Big Move?

From NFC Readers in Apple Stores to a Bunch of NFC Patents – Will NFC be Apple’s Next Big Move?

(RFIDWorld.ca) There have been a lot of rumours ahead of Apple’s  giant announcement on September 9th. Many of these rumours include talk of NFC (near field communications) technology, which Apple has avoided using in its past iPhone devices. NFC is a multi-billion dollar industry and is estimated to reach $16B by 2022, mostly driven by the […]

September 9 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

American NFC Mobile Technology Adoption to be Spurred by the ‘Big 3′: HCE, BLE and EMV

American NFC Mobile Technology Adoption to be Spurred by the ‘Big 3′: HCE, BLE and EMV

Mobile NFC technology is in the running for widespread U.S. adoption for both non-payment and payment applications, with technologies and architectures like HCE, BLE and EMV complementing and propelling the technology forward, attendees learned at the 2014 NFC Solutions Summit. The 2014 NFC Solutions Summit, presented by the Smart Card Alliance in partnership with the NFC Forum and […]

July 2 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

NFC Startup Tries to Improve Auto Insurance Industry with Trials For Its UBI Solution

NFC Startup Tries to Improve Auto Insurance Industry with Trials For Its UBI Solution

True Mileage, a Dallas-based near field communication (NFC) tech start up, will begin device trials for its new usage-based insurance (UBI) solution in late June, offering auto insurers an opportunity to test the new technology. Participating insurers will receive one to two True Mileage devices to connect in their own vehicles to better understand the […]

June 18 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

NFC Forum Approves New Test Solutions for Consistent NFC Environment

NFC Forum Approves New Test Solutions for Consistent NFC Environment

Clear2Pay, the international technology provider of next generation payment solutions for financial institutions, today announces that the NFC Forum, the non-profit industry association that advances NFC technology, approved its Logical Link Control Protocol (LLCP) and Simple NDEF Exchange Protocol (SNEP) Conformance Test Suites. Both test suites are logical extensions to the existing Digital Protocol Test […]

June 2 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

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 »