Category: Spectrum

LG & Harris: Mobile TV platform

An interesting development from MocoNews today: “LG Electronics and Harris Corporation announced that they are launching a new in-band DTV technology called MPH, which stands for Mobile-Pedestrian-Handheld. It is intended to allow broadcasters to send high definition signals to fixed…

Mobile Wallets in America

Also from MobileCrunch, more talk about using mobile phones as payment systems. From the post: “In-Stat predicts that as many as 25 million Americans will be carrying Mobile Wallets – that is mobile phones that have payment functionality to supplant…

WiFi, Power and Water

From a BBC article, people think that greater access to wireless connectivity is going to have a dramatic social impact. From the article: “Dr Jo Twist, senior research fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research, said once the net…

NFC at Giants Stadium

From Contactless News: “AT&T Park Installs Contactless Readers From Hypercom; Lets Fans Pay Faster with the Same Security and Protections They’ve Come to Expect from Visa The San Francisco Giants and Visa, a proud Giants sponsor since 1997, are making…

Motorola’s M-Wallet

Motorola is moving forward with NFC mobile payments. From the press release: “Mobile phones are no longer just about conductingconversations, they are now emerging as a center ofpeople’s lives for every day transactions,” said NavinMehta, Motorola’s vice president of ApplicationsManagement.…

More NFC payment talk

Another article about NFC from the International Herald Tribune. From the article: If NFC’s backers – which include heavyweights like Sony, Motorola, Nokia, MasterCard and Visa – are successful, people will use their cellphones as electronic wallets to make purchases…

Nokia NFC phones

Via elastic space, Nokia annouces plans for NFC phone and other NFC pilot projects. From the article: “Tom Zalewski, head of mobile payment and ticketing for Nokia Americas, which is supplying handsets for the current trial in Atlanta, says he…

2006: All about NFC

From Contactless News, an article by Christophe Duverne, VP of Sales and Marketing for Philips Semiconductors writes: “it (NFC) will change the way consumers use their mobile phones forever, enabling them to do things they never thought possible, like entering…

More NFC goodness

Touch, the blog: Touch is a research project at the Interaction Design department at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, looking at user-centred applications for Near Field Communication (NFC). The project is led by Timo Arnall.

Near Field payment comes to Atlanta

Cingular announces a trail in Atlanta for near field communications payment for Philips Arena. “During the trial, Atlanta Thrashers and Hawks season ticket holders with Chase-issued Visa credit accounts and Cingular Wireless accounts can make contactless payments at concession stands…