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NFC Innovation Award Winners and Semi-Finalists – 2017

The NFC Innovation Awards were created by the NFC Forum to recognize breakthrough NFC products and start-ups and to raise awareness and exposure of the outstanding implementations of NFC in a wide range of industries. This video features the nine 2017 semi-finalists and winners of the following categories: Most Innovative NFC Product, Service, or Implementation, […]

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NFC Forum Innovation Award Winners are here!

The NFC Forum have announced the winners in its NFC Forum Innovation Award Program. The winning entries were named at an awards ceremony held at the NFC Forum all-member meeting in Las Vegas. Nine semi-finalists were selected from over 90 entries and one first-place winner was chosen from each of three categories by a jury composed of global leaders and industry […]

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Industry bodies align to standardize on-device NFC service management

ETSI, GlobalPlatform and the NFC Forum have detailed a standardized approach to implementing and managing NFC services across all technologies and platforms. The shared work initiative explains how to ensure that NFC services successfully coexist within a device and operate as intended. The standardized approach clarifies how the ecosystem details the expected behavior of multiple […]

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Advanced dynamic NFC/RFID tag ICs combine long-range contactless comms with fast transfer mode

The new advanced ST25DV dynamic-tag ICs are the latest addition to the ST25 NFC/RFID product family that come with a rich featured contactless RF interface and I2C bus. The dual-interface enables untethered interaction between an NFC-capable smartphone or an RFID reader and the host microcontroller located inside near-by equipment, such as smart meters, IoT devices, […]

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NFC, IoT and Security – the big three at MWC

Oleg Kosine, Market Manager- Vendors, FIME Mobile World Congress brings together the biggest names in mobile, and the build up to Barcelona is always dominated by talk of ‘big-ticket’ product launches. To be successful, however, mobile technology must be both secure and interoperable. It may be less glamorous, but hacks and failures can have a […]

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STMicroelectronics releases NFC tech for secure contactless payments and IoT apps

STMicroelectronics has announced availability of its latest-generation NFC devices for contactless payments and data exchange. The new devices include the ST21NFCD NFC controller featuring the market-proven booster technology ST has recently acquired, and two new members in the ST54 System-in-Package (SiP) family that integrate the Company’s latest Secure Element technology. The ST21NFCD chip features active […]

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Vibrant NFC market produces close to 100 entries in NFC Forum Innovation Awards

The NFC Forum announced today the nine semi-finalists in its NFC Forum Innovation Awards Program. Created to recognize the development and deployment of innovative and exemplary Near Field Communications (NFC) products, services and applications, this year’s competition attracted more than 90 entries from innovators around the world, highlighting the tremendous growth and interest in NFC […]

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Smartrac Technology blends convenience and safety for Vitamix

RFID and IoT company, Smartrac, is now providing high-performance blending equipment manufacturer Vitamix with innovative Near Field Communication (NFC) technology that takes customer convenience and operational safety to a new level. Officially launched on December 26, 2016, and soon showcased at CES in Las Vegas, Vitamix’s new Ascent and Venturist blenders utilize Smartrac’s NFC technology […]

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