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Cilab adds support for NFC Forum wireless charging testing

Cilab ci230 high-speed tester

PARTNER NEWS: NFC testing provider Cilab has made a set of NFC Forum wireless charging specification (WLC) test cases available for use with its ci230 high-speed tester, allowing manufacturers to create modified, extended or fully user-defined pre-certification test cases to ensure their NFC devices meet the new specification’s requirements... More




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ST adds NFC car key reader chip

STMicroelectronics

PARTNER NEWS: ST has added a new NFC reader IC to its digital car key line that complies with the latest Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) specification and “delivers rapid car-key response and reliable connections over extended distances”... More





Transit Ticketing Today

JR East to pilot hands-free mobile ticketing

JR East eyes introduction of ‘walkthrough’ ticket gates — The Mainichi — “East Japan Railway Co is looking to introduce ‘walkthrough’ ticket gates at stations that will enable passengers to access gates via a specialized smartphone application. Under the envisaged system, millimeter waves will be emitted from an antenna placed on the ceiling above a gate that will open once data sent from the passenger’s smartphone application has been received.”






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Researchers build NFC antennas into smart fabrics

Smart fabrics made possible by new metal deposition technique — Imperial College London — “Imperial researchers have devised a way to deposit metals onto fabrics and used it to insert sensors and batteries into these materials… The technique could be used to incorporate batteries, wireless technologies and sensors into fabrics like paper and cotton textiles… For example, they created silver coil antennas on paper, which can be used for data and power transmission in wireless devices such as Oyster cards and contactless payment systems.”


What's New in Payments

Visa, Mastercard and JCB back payment card with built-in cell phone chip

Dynamics Inc, global banks, payments networks, and telecommunications carriers unveil Wallet Card — Dynamics — “With almost 200 internal components, this Internet of Things device incorporates a number of cutting-edge technologies including: A cell phone chip and cell phone antenna so data can be transferred between Wallet Card and the bank anywhere in the world and at any time of the day; A battery and organic recharging chip so that the card charges itself through normal operation. Wallet Card can last indefinitely without the need for the consumer to perform any physical action.”