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WIMA 2012 NFC Technology “Tap Into Innovations” Competition Winners

WAKEFIELD, Mass., Apr 12, 2012 The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC), and WIMA, a worldwide event dedicated to NFC technology, have announced the winners in their Tap Into Innovation: NFC Global Competition 2012. Travel was the common theme in the judges’ selections, while the audience voted for NFC badges that support non-profits. The winning entries were named at an awards ceremony held tonight as part of the WIMA event taking place in Monaco: — Best Innovative Solution for the entry that uses NFC technology in the most inventive way to address a market, business, or consumer need — SAi (Israel): Tag-a-Bag luggage tagging and identification — Best Business Viability for the entry that offers an NFC solution with the most commercial potential — … Read entire article »

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Nokia brings NFC to Nokia Lumia 610

Monaco – Nokia today announced an NFC version of the recently-launched Nokia Lumia 610, the most affordable smartphone in the Lumia range and the perfect introduction to Windows Phone for a younger audience. Orange will be the first operator to range the Lumia 610 NFC, which can pair with NFC accessories and read NFC tags. The Lumia 610 NFC also has the hardware and software enablers for the implementation of NFC payment and ticketing solutions, and has been certified for contactless payments both with MasterCard PayPassR technology, and with Visa’s mobile application for payments at the point of sale, Visa payWave. “Nokia continues to lead the field in NFC with this latest implementation on the Windows Phone platform, in which we have the full support of Orange,” said Ilari Nurmi, head … Read entire article »

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NFC Forum N-Mark Showing Strong Momentum

Adoption by Major Players and Scores of Companies Drives Expanded Availability of Universal Symbol and Touchpoint   WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – April 5, 2012 – The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC), today announced that a growing number of companies are displaying the N-Mark, the universal symbol and touchpoint for NFC, on smart posters, tags and media, promotional materials, and websites. In response to this increasing popularity, industry demand, and accompanying NFC market growth, the NFC Forum is broadening the availability of the N-Mark. Previously provided for tags and media, the N-Mark is now offered for software and devices. Interested parties may obtain the N-Mark today, free of charge, through a simple click-through license, accessible via download. To educate N-Mark licensees and encourage proper … Read entire article »

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NXP Highlights good2gether and Think&Go NFC at WIMA NFC Monaco

Consumer Applications Focus on NFC Tags for Non-Profits and Retail Shopping   Today at WIMA NFC Monaco, NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI – News) will showcase good2gether and Think&Go NFC, two applications that are making use of the company’s unique end-to-end technology position via state-of-the-art NFC tag ICs and NFC mobile solutions. These service providers are bringing their solutions to a new level, adding more convenience to their services and thus delivering great end-consumer experiences. The development of NFC applications and supporting innovation in NFC tag use cases are essential success factors for the deployment of handsets and reader infrastructure currently undertaken by OEMs, MNOs and retailers. The introduction of new NFC-enabled applications, powered by NXP, reflects the growing number of NFC handsets and enables consumers to experience the benefits of NFC using … Read entire article »

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