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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 »

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 »

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 »

SD Memory Standard and NFC Forum Collaborating to Build Ecosystem

SD Memory Standard and NFC Forum Collaborating to Build Ecosystem

The SD Association (SDA), a global ecosystem of companies setting industry-leading memory card standards, and the NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, today announced a formal Memorandum of Understanding that will enable the two organizations to jointly educate the market and help build the ecosystem […]

February 11 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Together Canada’s Blackberry and Timmies Allow for NFC Payments

Together Canada’s Blackberry and Timmies Allow for NFC Payments

Canada’s smartphone giant BlackBerry ($BBRY) now lets its smartphones pay at Canada’s favorite coffee store Tim Hortons using NFC with functionality built into Tim Hortons’  TimmyMe mobile phone app. BlackBerry smartphone customers with the Blackberry Z10, Q10  and Z30 will now be able to use their smartphone to complete transactions at participating Tim Hortons across […]

December 15 2013 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

IBM Makes NFC Based 2-Factor Security for Mobile Transactions

IBM Makes NFC Based 2-Factor Security for Mobile Transactions

IBM  scientists have developed a new mobile authentication security technology based on the radio standard known as NFC. The technology provides an extra layer of security when using an NFC-enabled device and a contactless smartcard to conduct mobile transactions, including online banking and digital signatures when accessing a corporate Intranet or private cloud. According to […]

October 28 2013 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Sony Continues to Integrate NFC Mobile Phones with Its FeliCa Technology

Sony Continues to Integrate NFC Mobile Phones with Its FeliCa Technology

Sony Corporation (“Sony”) is pleased to announce that mobile solutions incorporating its FeliCa™ technology will be used in Octopus, a popular Hong Kong contactless smart card payment service used for public transport and retail payment. Octopus Cards Limited (OCL) announced the public pilot launch of Hong Kong’s first Octopus mobile payment service enabled by its […]

October 15 2013 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »