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, 01 Apr 2020 13:19:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4 https://www.nfcw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/cropped-nfcw-favicon-white-32x32.png NFC World – NFCW https://www.nfcw.com 32 32 37289602 Fitbit Charge 4 launches with NFC contactless payments https://www.nfcw.com/2020/04/01/366209/fitbit-charge-4-launches-with-nfc-contactless-payments/ Wed, 01 Apr 2020 13:19:24 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66209 The latest health and fitness tracker from Fitbit comes with contactless payments as standard. The Fitbit Charge 4 includes Fitbit Pay, the company’s prepaid wallet that works with cards from nearly 500 issuers in 44 countries worldwide. Previously, Charge buyers had to pay extra for a ‘special edition’ Charge 3 to get built-in NFC payment […]

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ST to host NFC reader webinar https://www.nfcw.com/2020/03/25/366146/st-to-host-nfc-reader-webinar/ Wed, 25 Mar 2020 15:42:57 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66146 PARTNER NEWS: ST is to host a webinar on designing robust, powerful and effective NFC readers for industrial, automotive, consumer and payment applications on 31 March. “During this one-hour webinar, you will learn how the advanced features of the latest generation of NFC reader ICs will ease your NFC design,” ST says. “We will highlight […]

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RBC speeds up bank account opening with NFC passport reading https://www.nfcw.com/2020/03/18/366036/rbc-speeds-up-bank-account-opening-with-nfc-passport-reading/ Wed, 18 Mar 2020 12:29:35 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66036 Royal Bank of Canada has added new features to its mobile app that make it quicker and easier for customers opening a new bank account at a branch to prove their identity. “The RBC Mobile App now uses artificial intelligence to check a client’s government-issued identification against the security features and characteristics of driver’s licences […]

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Cole Haan deploys NFC tags across Santa Clara store https://www.nfcw.com/2020/03/17/366031/cole-haan-deploys-nfc-tags-across-santa-clara-store/ Tue, 17 Mar 2020 16:11:44 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66031 Performance lifestyle brand Cole Haan is deploying NFC tags across its new Grandshop outlet in Santa Clara, California, to enable shoppers to find out more about the range of products available for sale. Located in the Westfield Valley Fair mall, the Grandshop is designed to appeal to young, urban professionals and “is strategically designed to […]

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NXP launches NFC digital car key solution https://www.nfcw.com/2020/03/10/365996/nxp-launches-nfc-digital-car-key-solution/ Tue, 10 Mar 2020 14:19:35 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65996 PARTNER NEWS: NXP has announced the availability of an automotive digital key solution that enables smartphones, key fobs and other mobile devices to “securely communicate, store, authenticate and share digital keys with vehicles.” “The solution expands the convenience of car access by providing the secure basis required to enable new features like key sharing, multi-car […]

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HID Global adopts Cilab NFC test equipment to standardise worldwide labs https://www.nfcw.com/2020/03/04/365918/hid-global-adopts-cilab-nfc-test-equipment-to-standardise-worldwide-labs/ Wed, 04 Mar 2020 13:21:37 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65918 PARTNER NEWS: HID Global is using Cilab’s ci230 high-speed testing suite to reduce testing bottlenecks and standardise its NFC test results across its labs around the world — and is gaining a positive return on its investment in the equipment in less than a year, engineering director Hans-Juergen Pirch has told NFC World. HID Global […]

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Mojang to add NFC figurines to Minecraft Earth https://www.nfcw.com/2020/02/28/365896/mojang-to-add-nfc-figurines-to-minecraft-earth/ Fri, 28 Feb 2020 15:44:35 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65896 Minecraft developer Mojang is to launch a range of NFC-enabled Minecraft figurines that work with its new Minecraft Earth augmented reality game to let players access a range of character-specific boosts and power-ups. The NFC figurines will be produced by Mattel, the toy giant which already uses NFC for its Hot Wheels ID game and […]

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Santa Clara University rolls out iPhone NFC student IDs https://www.nfcw.com/2020/02/27/365890/santa-clara-university-rolls-out-iphone-nfc-student-ids/ Thu, 27 Feb 2020 15:45:35 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65890 Students, faculty and staff at Santa Clara University in the US can now add their Access student ID card to Apple Wallet and use their iPhone and Apple Watch to access buildings, attend athletic events, purchase meals and check out books from the library, the Silicon Valley-based university has announced. “Once they’ve set up their […]

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Mattel to expand its Hot Wheels ID NFC toy range https://www.nfcw.com/2020/02/25/365869/mattel-to-expand-its-hot-wheels-id-nfc-toy-range/ Tue, 25 Feb 2020 14:04:27 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65869 Mattel is adding a new, lower-cost track option and additional NFC-enabled cars to its Hot Wheels ID range this year, the toy maker has told Engadget. Launched in June 2019, Hot Wheels ID uses NFC-enabled vehicles and track, a race portal and a companion app to combine elements of both physical and digital play. “Through […]

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Apple to let vehicle owners share NFC car keys via Messages https://www.nfcw.com/2020/02/25/365867/apple-to-let-vehicle-owners-share-nfc-car-keys-via-messages/ Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:18:45 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=65867 Apple’s new CarKey service will make it possible for a digital car key to be shared using the Messages app, the second beta release of iOS 13.4 shows. Updated wording concerning sharing explains that it will be possible to share keys in individual conversations, but not in group conversations, Macrumors reports. “Sharing a CarKey with […]

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