Smart Door Locks

On: May 13, 2016 Under: Nfc, Nfc australia, Nfc cards, Nfc door locks, Smartphones

Unlock doors using NFC Enabled Smartphones 

  • No more keys
  • No more codes
  • No more swipe cards
  • The NFC Door Lock is your most convenient access control device on the market

How does the NFC Door Lock work?

If you have an NFC enabled smartphone you can use your phone as a keycard to gain access into your front door. Feedback from the market on the NFC Door Lock has been extremely positive.  Having the benefit of using your smartphone as your wallet and key requirements is an elementary step to integrating your life into one simple device.

 Compatible Smartphones

  • Any device with NFC enabled
  • Samsung, Android, HTC, etc

iPhone’s are NFC enabled

Yes, Apple have released the new iPhone 6 and 6+ with NFC capability. However, so far the phone has only been enabled to work with Apple Pay and is locked for third party applications. 

http://www.kas.com.au/products/cat/nfc-door-lock

 

 

 

NFC the key selling point in Sony's new camera

On: Jul 04, 2013 Under: Android, Innovaitons, Nfc australia, Nfc camera, Nfc marketing, Nfc research, Nfc tags, Retail, Solutions

The key selling point behind the RX100 II is the camera’s Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, as Sony Australia marketing manager for Digital Imaging Ervin Quek explained.

“Sony’s strategy behind NFC is to simplify the connection of its RX100 II with One-touch to smartphones and tablet to upload images straightaway to their favourite social networking site.” 

“Usually connecting devices can lead to frustration and confusion. One-touch products eliminate this frustration. Simply touch two NFC products together and within moments, they're connected.”

 

Gotta love the NFC devices coming out ... fingers crossed for Sony's NFC Smart Watches

On: Jun 24, 2013 Under: Android, Innovaitons, Nfc, Nfc australia, Nfc research, Smartphones, Solutions

'Sony Xperia’s Twitter account has published two teaser images along with the hashtag #MAE13, which is the official hashtag for the Mobile Asia Expo taking place in Shanghai next week.

The first message says “1 in 3 smartphone users want smart wrist wear” while the second message simply says “tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock” along with an image of the Sony Smartwatch.'

Rumored to have NFC on board, how would you use an NFC Smart Watch?

From Ubergizmo, great blog for latest tech; check out the full article here.

 

Wondering which devices have NFC? Ensure your hardware and tags play well together

On: Jun 18, 2013 Under: Nfc, Nfc australia, Nfc marketing, Nfc tags, Smartphones, Solutions, Stickers, Tags

This has to be one of the first three questions we get asked all day every day. Simple answer in Australia is 9 out of the top 10 phones sold in Australia today have NFC on board. Obviously all except the iPhone.

If you want a more detailed answer the most current list we have found is this one here from NFCworld.com: List of NFC enabled phones.

And another more readily scanned list is the one on Wikipedia, not as current, but easier to scan quickly to see if your handset: Check it out here.

Happy hunting for the right handset for your project, and be sure to confirm which versions of the NFC Forum Tag Types are best to work with. Not all of them play with all hardware.

If in doubt, don't be shy and ask!

Shipments of NFC enabled phones grows 300% in 2012

On: Jun 18, 2013 Under: Android, Nfc, Nfc australia, Nfc marketing, Smartphones

Berg Insight predicts this will continue to grow at nearly 50% per annum to reach 1 billion units by 2017.

Global sales of handsets featuring NFC, the technology required to make contact-less payments, grew 300 per cent in 2012 to reach 140 million units, market research firm Berg Insight has found.

Wider adoption of NFC in mobile phones began in 2011 and accelerated in 2012 when the top-ten handset vendors released nearly 100 NFC-enabled models.

We hope your plans to use NFC in your business are coming together and to read the full article you can find it here.

ACMA just published some NFC Research; a must read for your NFC business case

On: Jun 06, 2013 Under: Nfc, Nfc australia, Nfc payments, Nfc research, Nfc tags, Solutions

If you haven't seen this report it is will worth a read. It gives a great summary on NFC technology, perfect to broaden your understanding, get some ideas and build your business case for use within your own business.

The report gives a range of uses of NFC including "loyalty cards stored on mobile phones, electronic locks, accessing advertising and marketing information and sharing social information by holding or ‘bumping’ two phones together." It also adds that payments are 5 to 10 years, something we concur with, hence our focus with our clients on what to do with 20% of users at end of 2013 with an NFC-enabled phone. The opportunities to delight customers and improve processes are endless.

Australia Gets Online NFC Store - woot woot

On: Dec 06, 2015 Under: Nfc, Nfc australia, Nfc tags

By Mike Clark NFC World 26/02/12

An online NFC store has opened in Australia. NFC Wireless supplies tags, readers and software, and can provide encoding, printing and NFC software development services. The store also offers a range of A$5 unbranded NFC window stickers for functions such as “Follow us on Twitter” and “Check in here”. “We will strive to be Australia’s NFC provider of choice,” says CEO Justine Mittelheuser.

 

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