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  • Editing Team 18:08 on January 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Part of NFC Products Shown at CES 2014 








    ■WB35F, WB50F, WB350F, WB1100F and WB2200F Cameras: All of the five smart cameras support NFC and Wi-Fi.

    ■NX30 Camera: The new camera centers around an NFC-based “Tag & Go” sharing feature which allows to share files to four devices at the same time.

    ■Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Tablet: The flagship Android-based tablet supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and MHL.


    ■PD239 Printer: The pocket-sized printer is equipped with NFC and Bluetooth and allows compatible mobile devices to print 5.1×7.6cm (2x3inch) photos.

    ■TurboWash™ Range Washers: These washers are equipped with NFC technology and can pair with other compatible household appliances or mobile devices, providing a smart household appliance solution.


    ■M70: World’s first NFC-enabled desktop computer


    ■Ascend Mate 24G Smartphone: The smartphone features a 6.1-inch 720p IPS panel, 4050mAh battery, 5 megapixels on the front and 13 megapixels f/2.0 on the back, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD expansion of up to 64GB, plus Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.

    ■MEMO Smart Router


    ■Lumia 2520 Tablet: The tablet features Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Windows 8.1 RT operating system, 2 megapixels on the front and 67 megapixels on the back, Wi-Fi and NFC.


    ■PowerShot N100 and PowerShot SX600HS Cameras

    ■IXUS 265HS Camera


    ■MD312 NFC-enabled Bluetooth Headphone


    ■8970L Smartphone


    ■MX3 Smartphone


    ■H8c Series Televisions

    ■H9 3D Series Televisions

  • Editing Team 12:08 on January 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Sony Releases NFC Products at CES 2014 


    Sony has shown off a new range of NFC-enabled products at CES 2014, including two new versions of its flagship Xperia Z1 NFC smartphone, four camcorders (two 4K and two full HD), a digital camera with interchangeable lenses and in-car CD players with NFC.

    The new variants of the Xperia Z1 are a sleeker and smaller Z1 Compact and a T-Mobile exclusive model called the Z1S for the US market. Both versions are equipped with NFC.

    Two versions of the company’s new compact camcorder are to be available — the US$1,999 Handycam AX100 in the US and the £1,939 Handycam AX100E in Europe. Both are capable of recording in ultra-high-resolution 4K, even in low light, thanks to a back illuminated 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS sensor. NFC functionality can be used to pair the camcorder to a second device to allow clips and photos to be transferred via Wi-Fi. A Smart Remote Control function allows the user to start and stop recording from their smartphone. The £1,509 (US$2,477) Full HD Handycam CX900E and the £349 (US$573) splash-proof wearable Action Cam HDR-AS100VR will both also enable users to pair their camcorder with their mobile device via NFC.

    A light and compact A5000 camera, meanwhile, offers DSLR quality images through its 20.1 megapixel sensor, viewable on a 180-degree tiltable LCD screen. Interchangeable lenses can be swapped in and out and NFC can be used for one tap pairing.

    Sony is also featuring NFC in an expanded in-car audio range that features three CD players — the MEX-N4000BT, MEX-N5000BT and MEX-N6000BH — and two additions to its GS premium range, the MEX-GS610BT and MEX-GS810BH. NFC will allow users to touch their phone to the in-car unit in order to activate and connect to Bluetooth, enabling hands-free calling and music streaming.

  • Editing Team 18:23 on January 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Panasonic Introduces NFC Products at CES 2014 


    Panasonic has unveiled a host of new NFC-enabled products at CES 2014, including a durable 7-inch Windows 8 tablet, headphones, a premium digital compact camera, four HD camcorders and a range of smart home theatre systems.

    The Toughpad FZ-M1 will be available in early Spring 2014 starting from US$2,099 with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD housed within its 0.7-inch thick rugged IP65-rated frame.

    The Bluetooth-enabled wireless RP-BTD10 headphones will be available in April 2014 for US$199, enabling consumers to easily pair devices through NFC to enjoy rich sound quality.

    The US$449 Lumix DMC-ZS40 super slim digital compact camera features an ultra-wide angle 30x optical zoom lens and 18.1 megapixel sensor and can connect to a smartphone or tablet via NFC and Wi-Fi. This secondary device can then be used as a monitor to enable manual control of focus, zooming and shutter release.

    The four new NFC-enabled camcorders include the W850, which can shoot picture-in-picture video, as well as the slow motion capable V750, the V550 with 50x optical zoom and the compact V250. All four can use NFC to pair with a secondary device and can use Panasonic’s new baby monitor function. This allows the camcorder output to be viewed through a smartphone, allowing the user to watch their child from another room and even speak to the baby when it starts crying.

    NFC has also been included in the BTT465 and BTT405 Smart 3D Blu-ray Home Theater systems, HTB880 and HTB580 Home Theater systems and the SC-HC39 slim compact stereo system. The NFC functionality will allow consumers to quickly pair other NFC devices, such as headphones and smartphones, with one tap.

  • Editing Team 17:58 on January 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Lenovo Unveils NFC Products at CES 2014 


    Computer giant Lenovo has launched a range of NFC-enabled products at CES 2014, including a 28-inch touchscreen monitor/tablet, a 14-inch Ultrabook, a 27-inch Windows 8 all-in-one PC and a touchscreen PC.

    The ThinkVision 28 can be used as an Android tablet or it can be hooked up to a PC and used as an ultra high resolution touchscreen monitor. Secondary devices can be paired with the display via NFC. The ThinkVision 28 will be available in selected markets from July 2014 for US$1,199.

    Also announced at CES is the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, a US$1,299 14-inch Ultrabook that weighs 2.9 pounds and comes with a choice of touch or non-touch HD displays, 8GB RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. With up to nine hours of battery life, the X1 Carbon packs 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 and a fingerprint reader as well as NFC.

    The Horizon 2 27-inch Windows 8 all-in-one PC includes NFC and offers 1080p visuals and up to 500GB of internal storage. Users can transfer data to the PC from a paired Android phone, via Bluetooth, by shaking their mobile device.

    The A740 all-in-one touchscreen PC has a 1080p display, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, up to 1TB internal storage and an Intel Core i7 processor within its thin 4mm frame. Both the Horizon 2 and A740 will launch in June, starting at US$1,499.

  • Editing Team 15:35 on January 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NFC Badges Will Be Used at 2014 CES 

    2014CES-NFC-badges-rfid-blogAttendees at this week’s 2014 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas will be using NFC-enabled badges to exchange business credentials and retrieve product information from other NFC devices as well as from posters displayed by exhibitors.

    The NFC tags in the badges are supplied by Smartrac, use NXP’s Mifare DESFire EV1 chips and are being deployed in partnership with ITN International, the show’s official registration and lead retrieval supplier.

    “Year after year, CES sees the introduction of the latest consumer technologies,” says the Consumer Electronics Association’s Karen Chupka. “We are excited to use one of our exhibitors’ products for our registration system, and bring a more personalized experience to every attendee.”

  • Editing Team 17:40 on December 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    NXP Enables NFC ‘Tap-to-Interact’ Badges at 2014 CES 

    NXP-NFC-badge-2014CES-rfid-blogNXP Semiconductor has enabled “tap-to-interact” badges that use NFC technology to create much more functional badges for attendees of the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

    The badges will enable much better communications between the 150,000 attendees and 3,300 exhibitors. They use NFC and have tiny wireless chips that establish a connection between a badge and a reading device. These will create much faster communication for trade-show purposes like exchanging sales lead data, said Jeffrey Fonseca, the director of business development at NXP in San Jose, Calif.

    “You can get a quick retrieval of a lead for anyone who goes into your booth,” Fonseca said, “This is done in real time, within seconds. It can be filtered to an exhibitor on the spot.”

    Typically, it can take a long time to process leads from trade shows. The lag can be days or weeks, and a sales lead can go cold during that time. But with the new technology, exhibitors who ordered lead retrieval services can use their own smartphones to collect badge data and then use apps that can process the information and forward it to the right person at the exhibitor company.

    Now an attendee can wave a badge in front of an NFC-labeled product at a show booth. The attendee can get information from the interaction and can also give data to the exhibitor.

    The first-ever interactive show badges will make use of MIFARE badge system and NFC connectivity to give attendees a more custom experience. They can exchange business credentials and get product information from NFC-based posters.

    The good thing about using NFC instead of RFID is that the wireless technology can work with the newest smartphones. All the exhibitors have to do is download the right apps onto the smartphones, and they’re ready to handle the badge reading.

    Past systems were much more labor-intensive than the MIFARE-based system. NFC works better than QR codes, where you take a picture of a code, because it consumes less battery power than a QR-based app that taps your phone’s camera.

    So far, five billion NFC components and 5 million readers have been sold to date. About 200 mobile devices are NFC-compatible now.

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