Freescale Semiconductor and Inside Secure team to make new NFC-enabled prepaid electricity meter design

Electricity Meters

Freescale Semiconductor, a leading manufacturer of micro-technologies, and Inside Secure, a mobile technology company specializing in NFC, have come together to create a new contactless, prepaid utility meter design. The design aims to bring more security to the world of electronic meter products as well as help modernize the utilities industry. Prepaid electricity meters are quite popular throughout the world, but have been the target of fraud in the past. Both companies claim that the new design system will be much more reliable in terms of safety. The design is…

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Research and Markets releases new study detailing the various aspects of NFC technology

NFC Technology

Research and Markets, a market research firm, has released a new report on the growing NFC market. The report provides in-depth analysis of the market and the commercial opportunities therein, which may be useful for companies looking to expand their business into the mobile marketing and mobile commerce sector. It also examines the emerging trends of the technology and how they apply to businesses all over the world. NFC is certainly gaining momentum as a tool to connect with a growing population on mobile consumers. Like most new technologies, companies…

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NFC Forum members to show off new products at the NRF Annual Convention and Expo this month

NFC Technology

Members of the NFC Forum, a conglomerate of companies working to establish standards on usage of NFC technology, will be in attendance at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Annual Convention and Expo event this month in New York City. The long-standing event will attract businesses from all over the world and expose them to new trends emerging in the worlds of marketing, commerce and general business. The NFC Forum plans to unveil new, innovative retail solutions based on NFC technology, hoping to raise awareness of how powerful the technology can…

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Nokia and Sony show off their new NFC-enabled smart phones at the Consumer Electronics Show

New NFC Phones

There can be no doubt that the smart phone market is growing at a rapid rate. It is becoming increasingly clear, however, that smart phones that are not capable of interacting with NFC technology simply will not perform in the changing market. NFC technology is having a major impact on the world of mobility, so much so that makers of smart phones are making efforts to incorporate the technology into their designs. Nokia and Sony have come to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, to show off their…

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NFC Forum issues global call for innovative NFC-related projects

NFC Technology

The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that promotes universal standards regarding the use of NFC technology, has issued a worldwide call to technology developers, inviting them to participate in the upcoming Tap into Innovation NFC Global Competition 2012. The association is looking for promising new projects that could advance the use of NFC technology. The group is anticipating a wide variety of entries into the competition that cover a number of different industries. NFC technology is becoming a major force in the worlds of commerce and marketing. The technology…

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