N2 Manager Update

Dear users: Today we release a stopgap fix release for our N2 Manager application. Some users
couldn’t lock/unlock their tags or were getting icon display bugs, these have been resolved now!
We are actively working on extending the application and making it more user friendly, please stay tuned!

28/12 – N2 >< Amiiqo name change

A quick confirmation as we still receive lots of email about the Amiiqo>N2 name change:

N2 Elite and Amiiqo are exactly identical products. The only difference between an Amiiqo purchased a few months ago and a N2 Elite is the sticker on the device :) .

You can replace one name, ‘N2’, by the other, ‘Amiiqo’. Therefore, early adopters who bought an ‘Amiiqo’ and not a ‘N2’ do not need to worry. Their device supports all current updates, and since we will try our best to only proceed via software updates, you will enjoy continuous support for years wether you own an ‘Amiiqo’ or a ‘N2’.

On a side note, the free bonus offer for early adopter is now closed. All bonus items have been shipped. If you did not receive your bonus item or at least an email with your tracking, you can contact us to obtain your bonus item information only if you had emailed us before Christmas 2015.

Happy holidays to all from the N2 team!

14/12 – N2 Manager Release

Today we are proud to bring you the first release of the new N2 Manager application that is to be used with our N2 USB peripheral. Head over to the Downloads page to find a copy of the application for Windows and OSX. Providing a compatible/universal Linux binary proves to be a bit of a challenge, so we’re still working on that. Early adopters of our N2 USB hardware should be getting their devices in the mail soon!

Stay tuned for upcoming news on the new Android application and our efforts into open sourcing our hardware!

PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL USB DRIVERS

http://www.silabs.com/products/mcu/Pages/USBtoUARTBridgeVCPDrivers.aspx

or direct download links

https://www.silabs.com/Support%20Documents/Software/CP210x_VCP_Windows.zip
https://www.silabs.com/Support%20Documents/Software/Mac_OSX_VCP_Driver.zip

Amiiqo Press Release 2015-12-01 — Introducing N^2 Elite.

Phew! We’re back! First of all, sorry for the long silence. The past few months have been very hectic for us. Dealing with legal matters is never a pleasant nor a fast process. We had to deal with C&D’s, our ISP shutting us down and then a lengthy legal process to ensure that we’re “doing the right thing” ™. Suffice to say, these are not the areas on which we would like to spend our precious time, but let bygones be bygones!

Now, for the relevant and more exciting news:

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As of today we will be known as “N2 Elite“, or N^2 in short. This rebranding is not merely the result of a legal matter but is the first step into expanding our existing product with exciting new functionalities! As you know the firmware on our N^2 NFC emulation tag is fully upgradeable, and we have many exciting functionalities planned for our users.

Skylander? MIFARE? Access token emulation? The sky is the limit!

Secondly, the USB NFC reader/writer hardware is currently rolling out of our factories and being shipped out to early adopters of the N^2 productline (you know who you are!). We are excited about this addition to the N^2 hardware family, both as a way for people without an android phone to manage their N^2 tag as well as a general purpose NFC/RFID reader/writer!

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The hardware is based around the known NXP MFRC522 chip and connects to the computer using a USBserial bridge (Oh, and we added 3 leds for various methods of displaying status ). We’ve extensively been testing this hardware and implemented the N^2 manager as a reference application. We hope to soon be able to provide documentation and an SDK so fellow developers can repurpose our reader/writer hardware to talk to any RFID/NFC/ISO14443 device they like.

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To accompany the release of the N^2 USB NFC reader/writer we’ll also release the N^2 manager app soon. This cross-platform application for Windows, OSX and Linux will allow you to manage your N^2 tag like you would with the android application. Simple, fast and easy!

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The look and feel of the android app has been a bit crude from the start. A proof of concept you could say… Don’t fret, we’ve been hard at work redesigning the flow and look and feel of the app. The new app allows to manage separate “profiles” for your N^2 tag and has been completely redesigned to give the user the android user experience!

30/08 – Phone compatibility.

In order to have as many Android NFC phone compatible as possible, we would welcome some help from our users. If you have a minute to help us, please follow this LINK and let us know your phone model, Android version, and whether it is compatible or not. Your help is greatly appreciated!

21/08 – Amiqo USB reader/writer preorders

We are now accepting preorders for Amiiqo USB Reader/Writer. Our MSRP will be $29.95 and first deliveries will be towards the end of September.
Bundled deals or standalone units will be available from official resellers, found HERE.

20/08 – Amiiqo V1.2 Release

This app update adds image support for the recent Animal Crossing release, making it easier for our users to identify their Animal Crossing backups within our android app. We have also included the promised serial number mail-in option for our valued and honoured early adopters who helped make this product a reality, once again thank you!

On a side note, due to numerous requests from resellers, we have opted to ship all new Amiiqo’s without our previously advertised 10 launch characters.

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18/08 – Thank you to early adopters !

We have great news for all Amiiqo fans and users today. Past, present and future users!

First, a warm thanks to all for your support, Amiiqo launch has been a tremendous success and it means that our second much larger production batch is on its way. But more importantly this means we are able to drop the Amiiqo suggested retail price to $49.95, our originally intended pricing, once the initial startup/tooling costs could be guaranteed. Thanks to you guys, it was reached much faster than expected.

To thank all of you who made this kick-starter possible, we are thrilled to announce the choice of either a free Amiiqo unit (shipped within 2 weeks) or our upcoming USB reader / writer (estimated start of shipping end of September) to all our loyal early adopters who purchased a unit before August 18th . In the coming days we will release an update to our android app that will reveal a unique serial number for your amiiqo, all you need to do is send an email to sales@amiiqo.com with your serial number and choice of reader or amiiqo in the subject line and your full mailing address in the email body.

Rest assured there is more exciting news coming ! ( hint, did you know your amiiqo firmware is fully updatable ? )

16/08 – Announcing Amiiqo USB to NFC Reader/Writer

We at Amiiqo inc. are dedicated to updating and improving our product.

Many of our Amiiqo users have sent us feedback and we thank you for that. They
help us with new ideas or simply give us motivation to quickly develop a new
feature faster.

Probably the most requested feature was from people who do not possess a NFC
compatible Android phone. We have prioritized this development area and we are
happy to announce our upcoming : Amiiqo USB to NFC reader writer !

The device will be available late next month, as stand alone or bundled
with an Amiiqo from all your favourite resellers.
Stay tuned for more details, pictures and release date.

Do not hesitate to keep on mailing us your suggestions and ideas to sales@amiiqo.com