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Posted by Seth PlanckFebruary 06th, 2012 at 1:36 PM Filed Under Latest News, NFC Infographics
Narian compares NFC to Barcodes with infographic
The NFC and Barcode battle still looms on, and Narian Technologies has been determined to settle the dispute once and for all with an insightful infographic. QR codes are finally being accepted everywhere with marketers barely putting out a piece of printed collateral without the aforementioned QR code winging its way along for the ride. However, NFC tags have many advantages that QR codes simply can’t attain. Narian builds a strong case for NFC in its infographic that points out the many advantages that NFC holds over barcodes of any description, but that doesn’t mean that barcodes are dead yet. Obviously we favor NFC tags, NFC devices and the ecosystem that is building around the technology. However, we would be remiss if we didn’t play devil’s advocate a little and point out some of the advantages that barcodes have over NFC. So, we will endeavor to give a balanced approach as we go through Narian Technologies’ infographic.
Posted by Seth PlanckJanuary 19th, 2012 at 5:16 PM Filed Under Latest News
Narian shows off NFC retail experience solutions at NRF show
Yes, the NRF show has just finished up and Narian Technologies was on the floor showing off its full suite of non-payment NFC services that help retailers maximize profits cost effectively. If you are an NFC enthusiast and haven’t heard of Narian Technologies we only have one thing to say to you – Have you been living under a rock for the last year or so? Narian is far older than a year old though, and led by industry expert, Einar Rosenberg. When Narian isn’t helping the top names in NFC develop new products, services or simply giving consulting services, the firm is hard at work developing and deploying its own full suite of retail services that use NFC to prevent lost sales and maximize profit in retail situations.
Posted by Seth PlanckDecember 19th, 2011 at 2:08 PM Filed Under Latest News
NFC tags market to be worth $300 million in next five years says ABI Research
ABI Research has released a report that forecasts that NFC Smart Posters and mobile marketing could push the non-payment NFC tags market to a $300 million per year business by 2016. If you hang around the NFC industry for more than a nanosecond, you will soon become aware what a big deal NFC tags are. NFC tags are used in every non-payment, non-device iteration that NFC has to offer; including NFC stickers, NFC smart posters and even NFC stationary.
Posted by Seth PlanckDecember 09th, 2011 at 1:01 PM Filed Under Latest News
If ViVOtech is not on your short list for NFC POS terminals, wallets and other services you should be fired!
ViVOtech – they’re the firm that sells NFC POS terminals, right? Wrong. Gone are the days where ViVOtech can be categorized as just a payments hardware firm who have niched themselves in NFC. These days ViVOtech are an NFC ecosystem unto themselves. After parting ways with Verifone, ViVOtech found themselves between a rock and a hard place. From what we hear had that old problem of more cash going out than was coming in. No different to most of America at this point then!
Posted by Seth PlanckDecember 07th, 2011 at 1:06 PM Filed Under Events, Latest News
A note about WIMA NFC USA
This last week the NFC Rumors team headed over to San Francisco to attend WIMA. The show was a complete success with many industry stakeholders in attendance. We have so many posts coming from the show that it’ll take us a while to get them all out. Joanna Merchie and her team put together a great conference that really tackled issues, opportunities and NFC news that we can honestly say it is better than any other show we have attended about NFC.
Posted by Seth PlanckNovember 22nd, 2011 at 11:55 AM Filed Under Events, Latest News
UPM RFID heading to WIMA NFC Event next week with retail applications
The WIMA NFC event is coming up this next week and UPM RFID is promising to show off some innovative NFC applications for the first time. The NFC applications will be based around the retail industry and highlight some of the great uses for NFC tags and how they are due to fit with NFC marketing and NFC services. If you don’t already know, UPM RFID is one of the biggest manufacturers and suppliers of NFC tags in the world.
Posted by Seth PlanckNovember 19th, 2011 at 5:50 PM Filed Under Latest News
Proximiant NFC digital receipts and coupons even works on non-NFC phones thanks to free NFC tag based sticker
Proximiant has launched a NFC based service that allows you to collect and organize receipts and receive coupons and loyalty cards based on your proximity to stores. The Mountain View start-up has built a really innovative and useful service that allows retailers to offer NFC digital receipts to customers without upgrading their whole POS system. This results in saving paper and allowing retailers to offer loyalty programs, coupons, and allows customers to manage receipts via free Android and iOS applications. All a retailer needs to do to start offering the service is plug in the USB based reader that Proximant offers and configure their offers within the online account. Proximiant supplies NFC based stickers so your customers don’t even need an NFC phone to use the service and collect NFC digital receipts.
Posted by Seth PlanckNovember 14th, 2011 at 10:39 PM Filed Under Latest News
ShelfX brings NFC & RFID to retailer shelves for frictionless shopping
ShelfX is set to change the way we shop for goods for the better using NFC and RFID. Ever since NFC payments have been in the realm of possibility people have spoken about how NFC could work for consumers. Aside from pure NFC payments, ShelfX now joins developments like Narian’s suite of NFC retail services as must-have upgrades for retailers. We caught up with the CEO of ShelfX, Ran Margalit, for a deeper look into what the firm had planned and under development and how it blends NFC and RFID for retail services.
Posted by Seth PlanckNovember 10th, 2011 at 3:12 PM Filed Under Latest News
NFC service provider seeks museum for ambitious project
We have seen a couple of museums get on board with NFC over the past couple of months, including the Museum of London. However, what has been seen so far has been basic, as people are getting used to the concept of NFC in public places. Narian Technologies has a more comprehensive suite of services developed specifically for museums and are currently searching for the right museum to completely deck out with Near Field Communication and multimedia goodness for free.
Posted by Seth PlanckSeptember 05th, 2011 at 8:29 PM Filed Under Latest News, Videos
Narian Technologies shows off some of its NFC4ALL platform’s capabilities in video
It’s Labor Day here in the States (think of it as a late August bank holiday) and most NFC folk are sunning themselves at the beach soaking up the last of the summer’s rays while they can. However, some of us are still here ensuring you get your fix of NFC news. Narian Technologies are working today and we know it because they sent us a link to a video that takes viewers through their Android NFC4ALL application for retail environments.
Posted by Seth PlanckAugust 19th, 2011 at 1:10 PM Filed Under Featured, Latest News, Reviews
Narian Technologies has delivered retailers an Android suite of applications and NFC functions to create frictionless in-store experiences for consumers
The strengths of Narian Technologies NFC apps was discussed in our previous post and they were substantial. However, every Superman has his kryptonite and Narian’s suite of apps for retailers isn’t immune either. That said though, it has opportunities available to it, a place in the market and, of course, threats as with any gap in the market. We continue our editorial style SWOT analysis on Narian Technologies starting with weaknesses.
Narian Technologies Touch & Discover NFC android app suite weaknesses
First, let us say that weaknesses in a product that hasn’t reached market are actually opportunities. If we are going to properly analyze Narian Technologies, we have to poke a few holes.
Posted by Seth PlanckAugust 19th, 2011 at 1:09 PM Filed Under Featured, Latest News, Reviews
The good, the bad and the ugly of Narian Technologies’ suite of NFC-based retail and merchant apps
We told you earlier this week that we would be taking a closer look at Narian Technologies‘ new suite of NFC apps. Today, we took a spin through the suite with the CEO and in this post intend to share what we have learned. We have to be honest, the breadth of this project is pretty dense and communicating the vastness of what Narian is attempting to do needs to be abridged for a few reasons. As we mentioned, we conducted our research earlier today and when we were finished, left this article for some time to mull over all the possibilities, contingencies, its place in the market and threats to its success. The following represents our findings and to break it down a little, we are going to present it as an old fashioned “SWOT” analysis, without graphs.
Posted by Seth PlanckAugust 16th, 2011 at 11:06 PM Filed Under Featured, Latest News, Press Release
Narian Technologies launches a full suite of NFC services for retailers
Sometimes you just know something big has happened in NFC, and today is one of those days. No, we are not talking about the Google / Motorola news. That was yesterday, and whereas that is big for mobile and NFC down the road, it isn’t big for consumers and businesses right now. While everyone else is talking up their NFC mobile payments and associated services, which are yet to launch, and complaining about the lack of NFC phones in the market, a long term industry expert pulls the rug out from under them all. Today, that company is Narian Technologies and they have just pulled the holy grail of retail NFC service platforms out of their hat. How revolutionary Narian’s technology will be is for the market to decide, but from what we know already the company appears to have built a robust and fully comprehensive NFC system that can be put into any retailer’s store today, within an hour. Anyway, if you read NFC Rumors on a regular basis, you will know we don’t throw accolades around very easily, and have even been accused of being harsh. In our world, if an NFC product or service is good for the consumer, good for business and good for innovation on the whole, it is great. As a team, we are NFC enthusiasts / techy journalists and not fans of particular companies. As a site, NFC Rumors is more editorial than simply a reporter of news and we call it like we see it. When we go gaga over a new development or service, you can bet it has met our three step criteria as outlined above, and Narian Technologies NFC4All has so far.
Posted by Seth PlanckJuly 03rd, 2011 at 9:33 PM Filed Under Featured, Rumor
Will Apple include NFC in the iPhone 5 and iPad 3?
A couple of days ago we speculated that Apple may be including NFC in the iPhone 5 and iPad 3. The lack of credible, reliable rumors and evidence to support our leap of faith has bothered us ever since. For around a year now pundits have been speculating about whether Apple will be including NFC in the iPhone 5 and more recently in the iPad 3. For the second half of last year the press thought it was a certainty that Apple was launching an NFC iPhone 5, but early this year reports started circulating that Apple would not be supporting NFC until the iPhone 6. We wanted to look at all the rumors that have circulated regarding Apple’s plans for NFC in the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 to see whether any clues that would allow us to get a clearer picture of whether or not an NFC iPhone 5 or NFC iPad 3 is on the cards.
Rumors that have suggested there will be no NFC in the iPhone 5 or iPad 3
Most Apple NFC iPhone 5 and NFC iPad 3 neigh sayers, have reported between March and May this year. The information has either come third party through Apple or large scale manufacturing suppliers. If this is misinformation, it has worked. Many industry people now think there will be no NFC iPhone 5 until next year. The NFC iPad 3 rumors are too new, but it is presumable that if the iPhone 5 doesn’t get NFC nor would the iPad 3 if indeed it is due to be released at the same time. We have tracked the main reports that suggest that the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 will not have NFC and they appear to emanate from just three sources.
Berstein Analysts: “Apple’s next iPhone, said to be called the 4S, will not have the mobile payment support through NFC (near field communication).” – May 16th, 2011