Sigfox awards SGS laboratory certification at test labs in China, Finland and Taiwan

Internet of Things (IoT) services provider, Sigfox has awarded SGS ‘Accredited Test Lab’ (ATL) status for its testing and certification facilities in Shenzhen (China), New Taipei City (Taiwan) and Espoo (Finland).

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IoT is on track to eat the mobile world. How?

There are a few analysts who seem to be excited about the Internet of Things’ (IoT) potential, while others have argued that it is overhyped. The advent of new technology has changed the way humans interact with machines and vice versa.

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Switzerland’s Mammut outdoor brand launches app to deliver digital content and services to customers

Outdoor clothing brand Mammut claims to be making inroads into product digitisation. For this it relies on NFC tags, software and enabling technology from RFID and IoT pacesetter Smartrac.

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STPay-Boost IC combines hardware secure element with proprietary NFC-boost technology for better contactless performance

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor provider serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and Fidesmo, the contactless-services developer and Mastercard approved global vendor,

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eWater and Eseye making clean water flow

One in nine people, or 783 million people worldwide, don’t have access to clean water. Water systems are continuously installed but

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The internet of boxes – tech’s next big thing?

The Internet of Things – you’ll have heard of it. Along with the smart TVs, smart fridges and smart phones that make it up. But what about the boxes all these shiny gadgets arrive in? That’s just cardboard right, quite separate to the cool future-tech?

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PayPal heads mobile wallet rankings as users forecast to pass 2bn next year, says Juniper Research

A new study from Juniper Research has found that nearly 2.1 billion consumers worldwide will use a mobile wallet to make a payment or send money in 2019, up by nearly 30% on the 1.6 billion recorded at the end of 2017.

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AIM, NFC Forum and RAIN RFID to launch Connections Summit at Google in March

AIM, Inc., NFC Forum and RAIN RFID Alliance unveiled a partnership to establish and deliver the Connections Summit on March 7, 2018 at Google Java Corners, Sunnyvale, CA. The Connections Summit is a one-day event featuring over 25 speaker-led sessions, panel discussions, case studies and networking opportunities focusing on how Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC),

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Hybrid smartwatches to make up over 50% of smartwatch shipments by 2022, as fashion beats function

A new report by Juniper Research found that hybrid smartwatches such as Fossil Q and Nokia Steel, which appear to be analogue watches but integrate some smartwatch functionality, will make up over 50% of the smartwatches market in 2022.

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Smartrac showcases what the ‘Internet of Your Things’ has in store

At Retail’s BIG Show in New York, Smartrac is not simply showing the way toward the ‘Internet of Your Things’. Together with its partners Blue Bite and Temera, the RFID and IoT pacesetter is also presenting innovative solutions and real-world examples of how brand owners and retailers can utilise it here and now.

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A ‘digital seal’ for a wide range of products: Smartrac introduces Circus Tamper Loop tags

RFID and IoT solutions provider, Smartrac has announced its new Circus Tamper Loop tags specifically designed for tamper detection and authentication via NFC-enabled smartphones.

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NFC mobile ticketing users to reach 375 million users by 2022, despite a slow start

New data from leading fintech analysts, Juniper Research forecasts that the number of mobile users adopting NFC ticketing will exceed 375 million by 2022, up from an estimated 122 million in 2017. While there is rapid growth in NFC ticketing in European markets,

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Cloud-based intelligent packaging solutions enabled by Stora Enso and Microsoft

Stora Enso has joined forces with Microsoft to bring cloud-based intelligent packaging solutions to clients globally. Intelligent Packaging by Stora Enso utilises Microsoft Azure, the leading cloud platform for business digitalisation. The global and scalable cloud platform from Microsoft enables reliable and secure data collection and analytics for clients investing in innovative intelligent packaging solutions.

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NFC-enabled on-screen commerce rolls out at Aix rail station in France this month

On September 28th, ThinkandGo and Mediatransports will unveil the first Connected Screen for information and ticket sales at Aix-en-Provence TGV (high speed train)  station in France.

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New COMPRION TraceCase helps to solve communication failures in contactless payments

In all areas where NFC is applied, especially in contactless payments, failure in communication can lead to bad user acceptance. Ralph Kamp, product manager for NFC test solutions at COMPRION explains: “Probably all of us have experienced this before:

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Digital payment market poised to pass $5 trillion by 2020, says Juniper Research

A new study from Juniper Research has found that Visa and Mastercard’s distinct evolutionary strategies in digital payments will underpin the success of a market expected to increase from $3.8 trillion (€3.20 trillion) globally this year to more than $5 trillion (€4.21 trillion) by 2020.

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