- Incubator Program Yields BLE and NFC Credentialing
The Kantara Initiative has completed a project with Exponent in which the credentials of an emergency responder or other individual can be loaded onto a smartphone and then be accessed securely via BLE or NFC using another phone.
- Smartrac Brings Experience Center to California
The new center and office are focused on enabling customers and partners to experiment with RFID solutions specific to their use cases, as technology use expands in retail, brand authentication and other sectors.
- NFC Caps Enable Tracking, Engagement, Authentication of High-Value Products
Closure Systems International and Talkin' Things have partnered to develop the Talkin' Cap, which CSI is selling as an NFC-enabled enclosure for its customers, including pharmaceutical companies and those making high-value consumer products.
- Chinese Packaging Company Brings Low-Cost RFID to United States, Europe
Baoshen Group is opening offices in both regions, and is offering two new RFID products: a hybrid RFID-EAS tag and a printed NFC tag for authentication and consumer engagement that will be released early next year.
- STMicroelectronics Releases NFC Controller With Built-in Secure Element
The company's system-on-a-chip also includes an eSIM so that a single die can offer NFC and HF RFID functionality, as well as security and built-in memory.
- Swedish Watchmaker Brings NFC Payments to Its Smart Watches
Kronaby's Hybrid Smartwatch incorporates technologies from Fidesmo and STMicroelectronics that enable contactless payments, with access control and other functions slated for further use cases.
- Timing Is Right for Watchmaker's Blockchain, NFC Solution
Favre-Leuba is bringing NFC-based data about each of its watches to blockchain-based software, thanks to a solution from cybersecurity technology company WiseKey that tracks inventory and provides brand authentication and a personalized record of each purchased watch for consumers.
- Jika Jika!, Other U.K. Festivals See Boost in Spending With NFC
This summer's music festival in Northern Ireland experienced a 23 percent increase in sales per person, thanks to an NFC-enabled cashless payment system from Event Genius.
- RFID News Roundup
Point Mobile intros new NFC/UHF RFID handheld reader ••• Seldat Technology Services unveils RFID-enabled warehouse-management system ••• PREMO launches magnetic emitter antennas for automotive apps ••• HEED raises $35 million to build AI IoT platform connecting mobile fans to sports moments ••• Particle updates IoT platform to help developers build connected products ••• Mitek, JanusID partner on real-time identity-verification solution ••• FogHorn adds new Internet of Things software to its portfolio.
- RFID Bolsters Charity Event
Poverty-fighting organization Tipping Point Community collected about $15 million with Connect&Go NFC RFID technology wristbands, enabling guests to raise their hands and make a pledge without requiring credit cards or pen and paper.
- RFID News Roundup
NedCard intros RFID SMD package with NXP ICs for industrial applications ••• Decawave, Runtime announce support for open-source RTLS ••• Q-Free, Silicon Labs partner on IoT solution to alleviate urban traffic ••• IoTize wins NFC Forum innovation award ••• Industrial Internet Consortium, Fira Barcelona partner on Spanish IoT event ••• IoT company Teslonix, chip maker Farsens sign business collaboration agreement.
- RFID News Roundup
Ubisense, Quuppa partner on industrial location-awareness solutions ••• RFID and NFC company Resource Label Group acquires wine-industry firm Paragon Label ••• FreeWave Technologies announces programmable app server network appliance for Industrial Internet of Things ••• Foundries.io launches platforms for secure IoT ••• Industrial Internet Consortium presents intelligent manufacturing solutions forum in Chicago ••• InnerSpace unveils indoor location intelligence platform for business operators ••• Canvass Analytics raises funding for artificial intelligence-based analytics for Industrial Internet of Things.
- NFC, Biometrics Bring Security to Crypto Payment Card
Cryptocurrency startup Unikeys is employing Near Field Communication and biometric technology in its payment card, so that users can safely make payments with tokens from services such as Bitcoin without exposing passwords or other data to the Internet.
- Integrated BLE-NFC Solution Opens the Door to Mobile Access
Nedap has upgraded its two-year-old MACE solution to allow integration with companies' access-control systems, enabling them to provide mobile phone-based access to individuals with their own apps and access-control technologies.
- RFID Technology Scores Ticketing, Brand Engagement at World Cup
All 4 million game tickets, as well as the Adidas Telstar 18 official World Cup balls, came with RFID tags built in, leveraging technology provided by HID Global, NXP Semiconductors and Smartrac.