Intel Corp. has signed a deal with Inside Secure that will enable Intel’s Mobile Wireless Group to develop new NFC-enabled solutions based on Inside’s MicroRead, SecuRead and Open NFC products. “We are very excited to have this opportunity to work alongside Intel in the development of scalable NFC solutions for the industry,” said Charles Walton, […]
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15 Dec, 2011Intel taps Inside Secure for NFC tech
15 Dec, 2011Chevron to accept Google Wallet in Calif.
Chevron Corp. is preparing to introduce Google Wallet contactless mobile payments in 600 service stations around San Francisco and Los Angeles, according to CSP Daily News. The “soft launch” will enable customers to purchase items inside the service station using their Google Wallet-enabled Android smart phones. A rep for Chevron said that purchases will initially […]
The total number of NFC-enabled phones shipped globally hit 35 million units in 2011 and is expected to reach 80 million by the end of 2012, according to a new report from IMS Research. IMS contributes the growth to “significant market events” coupled with manufacturers adopting NFC in more mobile handsets. “After seven or so […]
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) has placed an order with Hitachi Asia Ltd. to supply passive RFID technology that will enable the Singapore Government to track various emergency equipment at all sixteen fire stations island wide. The Singapore agency will be provided approximately 13,000 passive RFID tags and 55 RFID handheld readers with a […]
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is teaming up with BART and SamTrans to host a series of sign up events as a push to transition more youths from paper tickets passes to the reloadable Clipper transit fare card. At the end of this year, the majority of SamTrans paper ticket passes including youth passes will […]
15 Dec, 2011Square hits one million activation mark in U.S.
Although the push for NFC and mobile payments is on, Square is doing its part to make sure consumers still reach for their credit cards, reports Recombu. Square, the payment reader that works with iPhones, iPads and Android tablets, has reached one million activations in the U.S. Because both businesses and individuals can use the […]
15 Dec, 2011Audio from December 7 IAB meeting online now
The December meeting of the influential Government Smart Card Interagency Advisory Board (IAB) was recently held in Washington D.C. FIPS201.com was on hand to cover the event and has provided, as a service to the IAB and the smart card community, an audio recording of the presentations. Click on the link below to access a […]