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 Sat, 23 May 2020 10:18:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 https://www.nfcw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/cropped-nfcw-favicon-white-32x32.png NFCW https://www.nfcw.com 32 32 37289602 Tappy demo shows how brands can add contactless payments to wearables https://www.nfcw.com/2020/05/22/366621/tappy-demo-shows-how-brands-can-add-contactless-payments-to-wearables/ Fri, 22 May 2020 15:58:44 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66621 PARTNER NEWS: A product demo that shows how brands can use Tappy’s wearable payment technology to let customers add their preferred payment card to a wide range of traditional watches, key fobs, rings and other battery-free devices is now available to view in the NFCW Knowledge Centre. Editor Sarah Clark is joined from Toronto by […]

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Real Sociedad to add NFC tags to soccer shirts https://www.nfcw.com/2020/05/20/366611/real-sociedad-to-add-nfc-tags-to-soccer-shirts/ Wed, 20 May 2020 12:10:41 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66611 Spanish football team Real Sociedad is to include NFC tags in its 2020/21 season supporter shirts “to open up new sponsorship opportunities by connecting fans with partner brands”. “The pilot, officially launched in January, forms part of a new strategy that allows supporters to redeem discounts for food and beverage purchases at the La Liga […]

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Leaked images show how Apple Pay QR codes may look https://www.nfcw.com/2020/05/20/366605/leaked-images-show-how-apple-pay-qr-codes-may-look/ Wed, 20 May 2020 10:53:12 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66605 Apple is preparing to introduce its own QR codes later this year, leaked files shared with former Techcrunch reporter Josh Constine suggest. “A source has provided me with a dump of leaked files from iOS 14, expected later this year,” Constine says. The files are from Apple’s forthcoming Gobi augmented reality app and include “what […]

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Visa files central bank digital currency ecosystem patent https://www.nfcw.com/2020/05/20/366595/visa-files-central-bank-digital-currency-ecosystem-patent/ Wed, 20 May 2020 10:00:01 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66595 Visa has filed an application for a patent that sets out a way for a central bank to take fiat money that is currently in circulation, digitize it, remove the converted physical currency from circulation and then enable consumers and merchants to conduct transactions using a digital wallet “stored on a chip of a smartcard […]

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PayPal rolls out QR payments to 28 countries around the world https://www.nfcw.com/2020/05/19/366591/paypal-rolls-out-qr-payments-to-28-countries-around-the-world/ Tue, 19 May 2020 16:42:59 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66591 PayPal users in 28 countries across the world are now able to use their PayPal app to make QR code-based mobile payments in stores — and standard seller transaction fees are being waived “for a limited time” for merchants using the new functionality. The 28 countries where the service is now available are: Australia, Austria, […]

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Transact rolls out Android NFC student IDs at 16 US universities https://www.nfcw.com/2020/05/19/366583/transact-rolls-out-android-nfc-student-ids-at-16-us-universities/ Tue, 19 May 2020 16:05:42 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66583 Campus card solutions provider Transact has rolled out support for Android NFC student IDs, integrated with Google Pay, to 16 US universities. “Using Transact and third-party NFC-enabled reader hardware, universities can facilitate a variety of mobile ID transactions at dining halls, athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, bookstores, laundry rooms, as well as off-campus locations where student […]

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BYD to offer NFC keys as standard on all new cars https://www.nfcw.com/2020/05/19/366576/byd-to-offer-nfc-keys-as-standard-on-all-new-cars/ Tue, 19 May 2020 13:47:29 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66576 Four in five vehicles shipped by Chinese car maker BYD in 2019 included support for NFC keys “and the percentage is expected to top 95% in 2021,” automobile industry publication Gasgoo reports. “The NFC-based car key feature has been introduced into the BYD Song Pro and the BYD Qin Pro’s ‘Transcendence (in Chinese, ‘Chaoyue’)’ version […]

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NFC Forum formally adopts TNEP standard for bidirectional NFC data exchange https://www.nfcw.com/2020/05/19/366575/nfc-forum-formally-adopts-tnep-standard-for-bidirectional-nfc-data-exchange/ Tue, 19 May 2020 13:36:01 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66575 The NFC Forum’s Tag NFC Data Exchange Format Exchange Protocol (TNEP) Specification and an updated version of the Connection Handover Technical Specification (CH 1.5) have been formally approved and adopted, the standards organisation has announced. TNEP is based on the standard procedure to read and write to an NFC Forum tag “meaning that all NFC-enabled […]

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NXP adds ultra-low power chips for eco-friendly smart home devices https://www.nfcw.com/2020/05/19/366570/nxp-adds-ultra-low-power-chips-for-eco-friendly-smart-home-devices/ Tue, 19 May 2020 13:14:17 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66570 PARTNER NEWS: NXP has launched a family of ultra-low power multiprotocol wireless microcontrollers designed to enable smart home device makers to build eco-friendly products — and include support for NFC connectivity to “dramatically simplify the pairing process”. “The demand for ultra-low power connectivity in the smart home continues to grow, as does the number of […]

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STMicroelectronics to work with Zhaga Consortium on NFC standards for industrial lighting https://www.nfcw.com/2020/05/19/366568/stmicroelectronics-to-work-with-zhaga-consortium-on-nfc-standards-for-industrial-lighting/ Tue, 19 May 2020 12:46:30 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66568 PARTNER NEWS: STMicroelectronics has joined the Zhaga Consortium, a global organisation working on the standardisation of LED luminaire interfaces, “to advance the deployment of NFC technology in the industrial lighting market”. ST’s membership will “facilitate the integration of NFC in lighting products and accelerate the emergence of new standards,” the chip maker says. “One of […]

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