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NFC Posters, NFC Smart Posters, Smart Poster NFC Tags Store

For NFC Chip Controller - Broadcom is in and NXP is out!

News: Google picks Broadcom for NFC in Nexus 4 and Nexus 10

Below in my view is really significant as it enables multiple applications (or wallets) with SEs on a single device and each app owning its on SE.

"The Broadcom chip was first announced in September 2011 and enables multiple secure elements to be active on a single phone at the same time — making it possible, should Google implement the option and carriers support it, for consumers to be offered both a mobile wallet supplied by a mobile network operator and a mobile wallet supplied by a bank, handset maker or operating system supplier."


Loyalty + NFC Posters for Out of Home (OOH) Advertising by Scotiabank

In Canada, Scotiabank will be integrating the SCENE loyalty (rewards) program with NFC Posters.

"Smartphone users will be able to launch a specially-designed app on their phone and tap or scan one of the posters to gain instant access to a daily Facebook contest to win two free movie passes or to get directions to the nearest Scotiabank branch, where they can sign up for a Scene-eligible bank account with a signing bonus worth four movie tickets."

Reference: http://www.nfcworld.com/2012/06/29/316596/scotiabank-targets-young-adults-with-nfc-poster-campaign/

At aTuch, we have taken approach of integrating Social Media actions (Facebook Post, Facebook Like, Twitter Tweet and Foursquare Check-in) with our Loyalty Program (www.coyalty.com) what we call as "Social Loyalty" for Froyo (India's largest Frozen Yogurt Store)


Loyalty will be one of the first markets to converge with NFC Technology.

It perfectly makes sense that Loyalty either in NFC Handset or NFC Tag is an ideal solution.

ABI predicts, "total value spend of NFC mobile payments will rise from $4 billion in 2012 to $191 billion in 2017, breaking the $100 billion mark in 2016. Mobile payments and more importantly the convergence between payment types - proximity, P2P and online - stored on a single NFC handset will be the initial trigger  driving market convergence across a host of other markets, including ticketing, retail, loyalty, and access control." 

Source: http://www.abiresearch.com/press/nfc-mobile-payment-transaction-spend-to-hit-the-10

NFC Reader (with 3G/GPRS/GSM capability via SIM Card) Prototype Making Phone Call, Sending SMS & Cloud Portal

We are very excited to announce that we have developed a GPRS/GSM (SIM Card) connected NFC Reader Prototype

Special thanks goes to Javier Montaner for aiding us in building this reader prototype.



This GPRS capable NFC Reader is based on SIM900 module which supports Quad-Band 850 / 900/ 1800 / 1900 MHz. Hence this NFC reader will work on GSM networks in all countries across the world.

This SIM card connected NFC Reader Prototype is battery (a single standard 9V battery) operated so it is ideal for,

a) on-the-go or temporary use cases like - event management (musical event in massive stadium with no internet connection)
- object, inventory tracking on a fleet or on the road across countries or across regional boundaries
- triggering machine-to-machine (m2m) interactions like making "missed calls" from a car/rickshaw with just one tap to let parents know that their child has arrived in the building

b) use cases where it is difficult to find ethernet or wifi connectivity - smart posters in a mall having no internet connection
- loyalty application in stores where there is no internet connection

To purchase or inquire email us @ admin@atuch.com.

NFC Reader + SIM Card = Awesome!

We are very excited to announce that we have developed a GPRS/GSM (SIM Card) connected NFC Reader.

Special thanks goes to Javier Montaner for aiding us in building this reader prototype.



This GPRS capable NFC Reader is based on SIM900 module which supports Quad-Band 850 / 900/ 1800 / 1900 MHz. Hence this NFC reader will work on GSM networks in all countries across the world.

This SIM card connected NFC Reader Prototype is battery (a single standard 9V battery) operated so it is ideal for,

a) on-the-go or temporary use cases like - event management (musical event in massive stadium with no internet connection)
- object, inventory tracking on a fleet or on the road across countries or across regional boundaries
- triggering machine-to-machine (m2m) interactions like making "missed calls" from a car/rickshaw with just one tap to let parents know that their child has arrived in the building

b) use cases where it is difficult to find ethernet or wifi connectivity - smart posters in a mall having no internet connection
- loyalty application in stores where there is no internet connection

To purchase or inquire email us @ admin@atuch.com.

Inside Secure to offer cloud-based NFC secure element solution

Very interesting development by Inside Secure to offer a cloud-based NFC secure element (SE) rather than embedding a SE in a phone.

It is very appealing for folks like us who normally do not get access to physical SE on a phone due to "red tape". A cloud based SE can  really be very attractive for tiny players like us.

For full article: http://www.nfcworld.com/2012/09/25/318059/inside-secure-to-offer-cloud-based-nfc-secure-element-solution/

 

Introducing "WiFi NFC Reader with Cloud Connectivity"

We are excited to announce a custom made NFC Reader with WiFi capability using Arduino Uno, WiFi Shield and NFC Shield.

It reads Mifare Ultralight, Mifare Ultralight C and Mifare 1K Cards. It also reads NFC enabled android devices with Google Wallet. It is perfect for any use case (on the go, or stationary deployment) as It can be powered through a wall outlet, 9V battery or a USB cable. 

"Live" Demonstration


Target NFC use cases for these NFC Readers are Smart Posters in a Mall with portable NFC readers, Event Management with battery operated NFC readers, Voting & Polling anywhere using Cloud integrated NFC Readers, NFC Loyalty Program for VIP experience or any Smart Poster serving dynamic content to visitors.

This NFC reader,

a) frees a NFC Solution Provider from having to operate a PC/laptop for every NFC reader
b) helps a NFC Solution Provider to get rid of long ethernet or USB cables for internet connection
c) frees a NFC Solution Provider from having to do custom integration with a Point of Sale (PoS) system or any other existing retailer software.
d) enables deployments of NFC Cloud Solutions in minutes rather than days.