NFC World – NFCW https://www.nfcw.com B2B news, analysis and educational resources on the latest trends and technologies in payments, transit ticketing, near field communication (NFC) and contactless, and beyond Wed, 15 Jan 2020 11:27:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://www.nfcw.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/cropped-nfcw-favicon-white-001-32x32.png NFC World – NFCW https://www.nfcw.com 32 32 37289602 Real-time video shows Cilab’s high-speed NFC tester in action https://www.nfcw.com/2020/01/15/365443/real-time-video-shows-cilabs-high-speed-nfc-tester-in-action/ Wed, 15 Jan 2020 11:27:43 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65443 PARTNER NEWS: A new video from Cilab shows how the company’s high-speed test equipment can be used to reduce the costs and complexity of NFC testing, by completing a full EMVCo PCD Level 1 approval test in just 42 minutes — a process that typically takes most of a full working day. EMV is used […]

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NFC Forum releases four new specifications https://www.nfcw.com/2020/01/10/365402/nfc-forum-releases-four-new-specifications/ Fri, 10 Jan 2020 11:35:01 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65402 The NFC Forum has released four new specifications designed to improve “the robustness and communications speed for the over two billion NFC-enabled devices, like smartphones, in use today”. Digital Protocol Technical Specification Version 2.2, Type 2 Tag to Type 5 Tag Technical Specification Version 1.1, Activity Technical Specification Version 2.1 and Profiles Technical Specification Version […]

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Fifteen US universities to add student IDs to Google Pay https://www.nfcw.com/2020/01/08/365373/fifteen-us-universities-to-add-student-ids-to-google-pay/ Wed, 08 Jan 2020 16:40:19 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65373 Fifteen US universities have signed up to integrate their student ID cards with Google Pay, enabling staff and students to make payments and access facilities and residence halls with their Android NFC phone. The institutions taking part in the initial rollout include Arkansas State University, Chowan University, College of Coastal Georgia, Duke University, Georgetown University, […]

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NTT Docomo combines UWB and NFC for hands-free payments at the POS https://www.nfcw.com/2020/01/07/365346/ntt-docomo-combines-uwb-and-nfc-for-hands-free-payments-at-the-pos/ Tue, 07 Jan 2020 16:28:28 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65346 PARTNER NEWS: Japanese carrier NTT Docomo is using NXP’s new NFC, ultra wideband (UWB) and secure element chipset in a concept POS device that lets consumers make secure payments “while keeping your smartphone in your pocket or bag”. “The smart retail demonstration tracks user movement and positioning to showcase the versatile benefits of UWB’s 360 […]

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Cambridge Consultants combines NFC and machine vision for next generation interactive bar https://www.nfcw.com/2019/12/10/365231/cambridge-consultants-combines-nfc-and-machine-vision-for-next-generation-interactive-bar/ Tue, 10 Dec 2019 16:42:28 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65231 Cambridge Consultants has unveiled an interactive drinks bar that uses NFC to add a new element to the experience of ordering drinks in a busy bar environment. The immersive bar experience begins with customers placing their drinks orders from their table, using their mobile phone. They are then sent an alert when it is their […]

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American Airlines includes NFC passport reading in mobile app https://www.nfcw.com/2019/12/09/365224/american-airlines-includes-nfc-passport-reading-in-mobile-app/ Mon, 09 Dec 2019 13:23:33 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65224 Passengers flying on international American Airlines flights can now use an NFC passport checking function integrated into the airline’s mobile apps “to head directly to the gate for international flights without having their passports rechecked by a customer service agent”. “American is the first airline to offer passport chip scanning that securely transmits passport information […]

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Sheep Inc uses NFC tags to let sweater buyers trace their purchase back to the original fleece https://www.nfcw.com/2019/12/09/365221/sheep-inc-uses-nfc-tags-to-let-sweater-buyers-trace-their-purchase-back-to-the-original-fleece/ Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:20:38 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65221 “Each sweater comes with an NFC tag on the hem, marked with a unique serial number. When scanned with a smartphone, the full details of the garment’s manufacturing journey and carbon-footprint are unlocked… In amongst all the information and insights on material origins, water usage and production techniques that appear when you scan the tag, […]

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Merivale to let Sydney diners tap table tags to order food and drinks https://www.nfcw.com/2019/12/05/365196/merivale-to-let-sydney-diners-tap-table-tags-to-order-food-and-drinks/ Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:30:11 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65196 “The app uses a beacon and near field communication technology (NFC) to order and pay for your meal on your phone while you’re at a restaurant, cutting out the process of having to flag down a waiter.”

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Researchers use NFC to power epidermal VR feedback patch https://www.nfcw.com/2019/11/27/365118/researchers-use-nfc-to-power-epidermal-vr-feedback-patch/ Wed, 27 Nov 2019 13:03:09 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65118 Scientists at Northwestern University in the USA have unveiled a prototype ‘epidermal VR’ patch that is powered by NFC and holds the promise of enabling sensory feedback to be added to a wide range of gaming, entertainment, communication and medical applications. “The device communicates touch through a fast, programmable array of miniature vibrating actuators embedded […]

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Google offers $1m Titan M secure element bug bounty https://www.nfcw.com/2019/11/25/365078/google-offers-1m-titan-m-secure-element-bug-bounty/ Mon, 25 Nov 2019 09:48:25 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65078 “The Android Security Rewards (ASR) program was created in 2015 to reward researchers who find and report security issues to help keep the Android ecosystem safe… Today, we’re expanding the program and increasing reward amounts. We are introducing a top prize of $1 million for a full chain remote code execution exploit with persistence which […]

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