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    Archive for October 2012

    Isis to pay USAT for adding NFC to vending machines

    October 3rd, 2012

    Isis has struck a deal with vending machine technology provider USA Technologies (USAT) that will see the NFC venture paying USAT a subsidy for converting up to 7,500 vending machines to accept Isis payments in… More

    UK banks launch iPhone NFC payments service

    October 3rd, 2012

    The UK’s Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest banks, both part of RBS group, have launched TouchPay, an NFC payments service first announced in July. The service uses iCarte add-ons for Apple iPhone 4 and 4S devices. For the… More

    Moo to offer NFC business cards

    October 3rd, 2012

    Printing firm Moo is to run an open beta test of a new NFC business card service that lets customers store a link to an online destination of their choice within the card’s NFC tag. “Moo’s… More

    Linksys connects with NFC

    October 3rd, 2012

    Cisco is now shipping the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC 1750, a WiFi router that allows users to connect to a home network by tapping their NFC phone to a SimpleTap card which ships with the device. The NFC functionality is delivered via the company’s recently introduced Cisco Connect Cloud software platform.

    Telstra promotes NFC in Sydney and Melbourne

    October 3rd, 2012

    The Australian mobile network operator has equipped sales staff in flagship stores with NFC lanyards, helping them to show customers what NFC can do, as well as adding NFC tags to advertising posters and to promotional materials available in shopping mall food courts. More

    Micros adds Isis support

    October 3rd, 2012

    Hospitality IT supplier Micros has added support for Isis SmartTap payments and offers to its Simphony cloud-based point of service platform. The solution is now live at Aramark restaurant locations in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

    PrivatBank picks Gemalto for NFC payments in the Ukraine

    October 2nd, 2012

    The first commercial mobile payments deployment in the Ukraine will begin with contactless stickers and then be expanded to include NFC phones, says the country’s largest commercial bank. More

    Telefónica O2 begins mobile payments rollout in Germany with mPass contactless stickers

    October 2nd, 2012

    The telecoms giant is adding MasterCard PayPass stickers to the mPass service it operates with Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom, allowing users of the mcommerce and ecommerce payments service to also use it to make purchases in stores. More

    Identive reports NFC tag sales growth

    October 2nd, 2012

    Identive has announced it has received orders for more than 15m NFC tag transponders to be delivered over the next six months to large customers in the US, Europe and Asia. The company has also… More

    Gemalto buys Ericsson’s mobile payments business

    October 1st, 2012

    Gemalto has acquired Ericsson’s Internet Payment Exchange business outside the US, including its NFC TSM service, for an undisclosed sum. IPX will join Gemalto’s Software & Services business line, within the company’s mobile communications division…. More

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