Posted on 29th Oct 2013 by Agnes Hammond
Near Field Communication, or NFC as it’s widely known, is playing a bigger part in our lives than ever before. You may not know it, but the past decade has seen NFC technology evolve from a distant technology specification into a real world solution for some of the most secure (and efficient) tech interactions we […]
Posted on 14th May 2013 by Marta Bordonada
eBay Chief Executive John Donahoe recently claimed that NFC stands for “Not for Commerce”, when discussing Near Field Communication being used to turn cell phones into mobile wallets. At Mobile World Congress, Russell Buckley said something along the same lines. Apple has not yet backed the technology as many were expecting, but many of the […]
Posted on 30th Nov 2011 by Tim Cawsey
As you may have seen in our NFC free-running video, the potential uses for mobile contactless technology go way beyond payments in drugstores, fast food restaurants, cinemas etc. Access control is one of the services NFC phones can power, replacing employee ID badges to enter building and as reported by NFC World back in March, […]
Posted on 25th Nov 2011 by Dominique Brulé
It’s official. NFC is here; but how many people know it? We commissioned Opinion Matters to carry out research that highlights the need for consumer education on NFC – or to put it correctly: Near Field Communication, as only 32% of consumers know what NFC actually stands for, while one third of respondents worry about using a mobile wallet for security reasons.
Posted on 24th Nov 2011 by Marta Bordonada
So far near field communication and contactless in general, have been viewed as a great way to replace cash for purchasing small value items in places like fast food restaurants, convenience stores, cinemas and the like. One less well known service is peer-to-peer (P2P) payment
Posted on 16th Nov 2011 by Tim Cawsey
One of the first places we first experienced contactless technology was as a travel ticket to ride the bus, subway, tube, metro or whatever you call it in your neighborhood. In fact, Oyster cards in London have helped pave the way for the UK to be a hotbed for all types of contactless transactions especially […]
Posted on 15th Nov 2011 by Marta Bordonada
NFC is starting to make the mainstream headlines with many pilots and commercial roll-outs taking place. However, just as with the arrival of 3G, ATMs and chip and PIN bank cards there’s a whole lot of consumer education that needs to take place before people will understand and, more importantly, “trust” the technology. We recently […]
Posted on 14th Nov 2011 by Marta Bordonada
For many years we’ve been talking about digital convergence and NFC is one of the prime candidates for multi-application devices and cross-industry collaboration. We’ve already heard in great detail about its ability to get banks and telecom operators working together to power moblile payment service and another applications area moving forward will be access control.
Posted on 10th Nov 2011 by Dominique Brulé
Most people link mobile NFC directly to payment but as you’ll see in the clip below it creates a complete infrastructure with many use cases (and probably many more we’ve not even thought of yet). One example uses smart posters for marketing purposes. See how promotional vouchers can be emitted and redeeemed.
Posted on 9th Nov 2011 by Marta Bordonada
NFC is all about freeing us up – making purchasing simpler and more straightforward. The art of parkour or ‘free-running’ is the embodiment of movement without obstacle, pause, or thought. To us, it echoes the philosophy of NFC technology and the freedom it allows us every day. So, what’s the link?