Archive for March, 2007

This short video shows the integration of NFC & bluethooth and the potential services.

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The NFC 2.0 is already tested in Japan with a new Felica chip. This chip is twice faster (424 Kbps) than the previous version and has more memory.

Some examples of applications with the new version of FeliCa system :

  • in taxi for payment :


  • in fuel pump for payment :


  • in restaurant for ordering and payment :


>>> more info here (in French)

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Nouvelle_image.GIF In New York, MasterCard and Citibank are testing NFC as a replacement for paper tickets.
Cingular is testing Nokia’s 6131 NFC phone, which it plans to offer to consumers. Cingular hasn’t announced a timetable for the new phone.
Northern California’s Bay Area Regional Transit is wired with NFC readers that will let owners of enabled phones bypass the ticket booth.
In Dallas, Nokia and MasterCard have given 500 consumers NFC phones to test at local 7-Eleven convenience stores.
In January, HSBC Credit Card Services gave 200 of its employees NFC-enabled phones that work at any New York City PayPass location such as McDonald’s and 7-Eleven.

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Here is an interesting article about the ongoing normalisation of the NFC ecosystem and confirming the 2 important news of the last month: NXP & Nokia are finally backing the SWP standard opening the way to the acceleration of the NFC Ecosystem.

The article also introduce a brief description of the NFC business models: renting space of the SIM card to bank, transit cies, retailers and service companies.

>>> More info here

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