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Identive ships 1m stickers to Africa

April 24th, 2013

One million NFC TOM (Tag on Metal) phone stickers have been ordered from Identive for “a banking and payment program in Africa”, the company has announced. All the stickers will be shipped during the current quarter.

Ingenico launches mobile POS terminal with NFC and fingerprint security

April 24th, 2013

Point-of-sale terminal maker Ingenico has introduced a range of mobile payments terminals that include NFC and biometric verification. The iWB Bio Series devices are aimed at governments and financial institutions distributing payments services in emerging… More

MasterCard certifies NBS TSM

April 24th, 2013

MasterCard has added NBS Technologies’ Xpressi Trusted Service Manager (TSM) platform to its list of approved products. Earlier this month, NBS announced that the platform has been chosen by an unnamed Turkish customer.

DeviFi adds China NFC patent

April 24th, 2013

NFC-on-microSD specialist DeviceFidelity has been granted patent number ZL200880107195.2 in China, bringing the company’s portfolio up to a total of 40 patents relating to NFC and security technologies. The newly-issued patent covers an NFC based mobile wallet implementation that uses a microSD-based secure element and credentials issued by multiple enterprises.

USAT adds contactless devices

April 23rd, 2013

Unattended payments specialist USA Technologies (USAT) has added two new POS devices to its range. Both the ePort G9 and the ePort G10 support NFC payments and are “designed to bring greater functionality and value to business operators as they optimize their cashless payment platforms to develop new sales opportunities and greater operational efficiencies”.

TxtNation and RapidNFC launch direct carrier billing with NFC

April 23rd, 2013

The new platform allows consumers to charge the cost of small purchases to their mobile phone bill by tapping tags affixed to promotional merchandise, advertising displays, posters and products as well as tags built into key fobs, pens and more. More

Casio picks STMicro for rugged NFC smartphone

April 22nd, 2013

The 4G LTE G’zOne CA-201L is waterproof, shockproof and dustproof, says Casio, and can be used for mobile payments applications as well as NFC read/write functions. More

Toshiba GCS adds Isis SmartTap support to POS system

April 22nd, 2013

Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions has added support for Isis SmartTap payments to its Ace POS platform. The integration of Isis SmartTap will allow merchants to improve their customer experience by extending offers and loyalty programs to… More

iKaaz launches NFC mPOS reader add-on for mobile phones

April 18th, 2013

Mobile payment provider iKaaz, founded by former Nokia Money employees, has launched an NFC reader that converts a mobile phone into a mobile POS device. The reader, priced at less than US$20, plugs into any… More

Carta offers turnkey kit for NFC payments pilots

April 17th, 2013

Payments processing technology provider Carta Worldwide has launched a turnkey kit that can be used by banks and mobile network operators to run an NFC prepaid payments pilot with up to 1,000 participants. The kit includes… More

Startupbootcamp launches accelerator program for NFC startups

April 17th, 2013

Ten startups with great NFC and contactless ideas will be able to access a three month program of assistance and guidance, €15,000 in seed funding, free office space, a sponsor package and the chance to pitch their final product to investors. More

Turkcell adds transit card to mobile wallet

April 17th, 2013

Turkish mobile network operator Turkcell has added the Urfakart transportation ticketing card to its Turkcell Cüzdan mobile wallet service. To use the service, Turkcell customers in the Sanliurfa region first link their Urfakart to their Turkcell wallet…. More

CUP demos Intel NFC payments

April 17th, 2013

China UnionPay executive vice president Hongfeng Chai has demonstrated the payments network’s Quick Pass contactless payments service in use on an Intel-powered NFC smartphone at the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing. The two companies are now working together to develop mobile payments services that make use of both NFC and Intel’s Identity Protection Technology.

Snapper adds parking to NFC transit card service

April 17th, 2013

Wellington City Council in New Zealand is trialling the use of Snapper transit cards, which are also available on NFC phones, to pay for car parking. Around 50 pay and display machines can now accept… More

PFS picks Carta for NFC

April 17th, 2013

Prepaid Financial Services has partnered with Carta Worldwide to develop and deliver NFC and mobile payment solutions to corporate clients. “Innovation is the key driver behind the selection of Carta’s NFC payments technology extensions, as the Carta platform is already market ready with respect to certain capabilities that other technology providers are just starting to think about,” says PFS CEO Noel Moran.

Vodafone staff test mobile payments in UK

April 17th, 2013

“Thousands” of Vodafone UK staff are currently pilot testing the mobile network operator’s Vodafone SmartPass mobile payments service at the carrier’s campus in Newbury, Berkshire. “This trial builds on the partnership we signed with Visa… More

Eagle Eye gets US and European EMV coupon patents

April 16th, 2013

Loyalty and payments specialist Eagle Eye Solutions has been granted US and European patents for an EMV-based digital coupon and gift voucher solution that allows point-of-sale terminals to be used to both process card payments… More

TapMeTags and xpWallet team up

April 16th, 2013

New Delhi-based mobile wallet solutions provider xpWallet has announced a partnership with Toronto-based NFC specialist TapMeTags. As well as collaborating on mobile payment products, the two companies will work together on anti-fraud systems for NFC devices and tags.

UL to test mPos for Visa Ready

April 16th, 2013

UL is to become the first laboratory to test mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) devices for certification under the Visa Ready Partner Program. “We are looking forward to guiding our customers through this new program that will greatly assist vendors in understanding their compliance requirements, ensuring their mPOS devices are fully approved and adaptable into the market,” says UL’s Jean-Luc Khaou.

DBS expands One.Tap NFC payments to all Singapore carriers

April 16th, 2013

DBS has become the first bank to offer a virtual credit card to customers of all three mobile network operators in Singapore. DBS One.Tap launched in August 2012 for StarHub customers and was expanded to… More

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