CellTrust Wants Carriers to Use SecureSMS with NFC Services
CellTrust today announced that it is planning to offer APIs (application programming interfaces) using its SecureSMS technology to carriers that are deploying NFC (near field communication) technology. NFC consists of a small, short-range radio that interacts with a reader when brought close enough (generally within an inch). In order for NFC to work, wireless network operators need to provision their systems to securely transmit customers' banking data and identity information between the reader, the phone, and the network. CellTrust's APIs will let carriers more easily provision their NFC systems and do so securely. CellTrust says its technology addresses spoofing and uses government-grade encryption to protect user information. The APIs will also allow carriers to set up NFC systems without the need to develop an NFC platform from the ground up. CellTrust believes that by using its tools, carriers will be able to bring NFC services to market faster.
Innovative Keyboard Case is Both Wireless and Battery-Free
One2Touch has a new keyboard case for Android phones called SlimType that uses NFC technology in a unique way to connect to a phone. Most keyboard cases have a battery or physical connector that adds bulk.
NFC Forum Makes Latest Specs Available to Developers
The NFC Forum today made three adopted specifications and one candidate specification available to developers and hardware manufacturers. The three finalized specs were ratified by the NFC Forum in October and ensure compatibility between a wider range of devices.
NFC Forum Hopes Developer Program Will Kickstart Apps
The NFC Forum today launched the NFC Developer Program, a series of resources aimed to help developers create NFC-enabled apps. The NFC Developer Program will include events, as well as web-based tools, such as SDKs, tech specs, news, and product highlights.
LG's Nexus 5X More Widely Available Today
LG today said the Nexus 5X smartphone is now available for sale in the U.S, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, India, Korea, and Japan. Google has been accepting pre-orders of the 5X for several weeks, but today marks its launch with U.S.
NFC Forum Adopts New Spec for Payments, Public Transit
The NFC Forum today said it has ratified and adopted a new specification that will ensure compatibility between a wider range of devices. The NFC Analog Technical Specification Version 2.0 targets the analog portions of the RF interface in NFC devices.