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New York City to pilot NFC parking meters

April 12th, 2013

The New York City Department of Transportation is to pilot test PayByPhone‘s mobile payments system, which is already live in San Francisco, Miami, London and Vancouver, in an 18 block area of the Belmont Business… More

UL to offer Mifare testing

April 10th, 2013

UL Transaction Security is to develop and run a Mifare Test Centre, offering functional certification services for Mifare contactless cards and Mifare applications running on mobile devices. “The UL Mifare Test Center will guarantee interoperability across third party Mifare implementations in an increasingly global multi-vendor environment,” the company says.

Continental tests NFC car keys

April 10th, 2013

Drivers can use the new digital key platform to unlock and start electric rental cars, find and book vehicles and access charging stations.  More

NFC parking meter gets update

April 10th, 2013

MacKay Meters has received EMV Level 1 Contactless Certification for the latest version of its Guardian Solo parking meter. “Meeting these standards clearly shows our customers that the Solo will behave consistently when accepting NFC payments and in line with the guidelines put forth by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and others through EMVCo,” says chief technology officer Adrian O’Neil.

Helixion launches NFC payments platform

April 10th, 2013

NFC payments specialist Helixion has launched Lok-MPL, a new mobile payments platform which the company says already has the backing of 12 major European banks. The platform, which is being used by Swiss mobile network operator Swisscom,… More

Starhub launches NFC movie tickets in Singapore

April 9th, 2013

“The mobile ticketing innovation is the world’s first NFC mobile wallet with P2P redemption of movie tickets,” says technology provider C-SAM. “This new capability reduces the time customers spend purchasing and redeeming tickets, creating a compelling and seamless customer experience for movie ticketing.” More

MTS launches NFC transport tickets in Novosibirsk

April 3rd, 2013

The new Mobile Ticket service is available on 96% of the city’s public transportation network and is set to be expanded to up to nine more cities across Russia this year. More

BAC tests NFC in Costa Rica

March 27th, 2013

Banking group BAC Credomatic is to run an NFC payments pilot in Costa Rica, El Financiero reports. The increasing use of smartphones across the country, now at 29% of users, has prompted the trial according to the bank. NFC payments for public transport are also being considered for the future.

Metz gets NFC parking

March 26th, 2013

Drivers in Metz, France can now register online to get an NFC sticker that allows them to pay for their stay at a 2,100 place underground car park without a ticket or cash. When entering… More

Gemalto sees profit in TSM services

March 22nd, 2013

“Customers will only have one TSM. It’s like a billing system; if you’re in, it’s harder to get you out rather than if you fight to get in,” says Olivier Piou. “I think that we have a very good momentum.” More

Researchers present Inverse Reader Mode concept for NFC ticketing

March 19th, 2013

A team of researchers from NFC Research Lab Hagenberg is working on an alternative approach to using card emulation mode for NFC ticketing applications. The concept holds the potential of enabling NFC ticketing systems to… More

Disney MyMagic+ sets a new bar for mobile wallet design

March 12th, 2013

A new report from the NFC World team has found that Disney’s new MagicBand bracelet system provides unmissable lessons for anyone planning, implementing or supplying mobile wallet solutions. More

IATA to report on NFC for airlines

March 12th, 2013

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is conducting an evaluation of NFC on behalf of member airlines and aims to report back to members at its Passenger Services Conference event in October. “The objective of IATA… More

Telus mobile payments coming “very soon”

March 7th, 2013

Future Telus smartphones will use Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM cards to securely store customer credentials, it was announced today. “Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM technologies comply with the most stringent global security requirements and they have… More

GSMA reports on NFC Experience at MWC

March 6th, 2013

More than 10,000 Mobile World Congress 2013 attendees tried out the NFC Experience at this year’s event. “We can probably improve a few things regarding the ergonomics,” the GSMA’s head of NFC has told NFC World, “but overall it went smoothly.” More

Samsung enters the mobile wallet market

February 27th, 2013

Samsung has unveiled its own mobile wallet app at Mobile World Congress 2013. Samsung Wallet “is a convenient mobile app which allows users to store and manage event tickets, boarding passes, membership cards and coupons… More

Think&Go demos Android NFC device for field workers

February 25th, 2013

Think&Go NFC is demonstrating a new NFC device from technology provider Famoco at Mobile World Congress 2013. The Famoco FX 100 Series is an Android-based device which can operate in all three NFC modes — tag… More

Indian film fans pay with NFC

February 25th, 2013

Fifteen PVR cinemas in India have implemented an NFC payments service that works with BlackBerry 10 phones. The PVR wallet app lets moviegoers pay for both tickets and refreshments via NFC and is provided by NEC India, which has developed a cloud-based payment system called NFC e-Money server.

AIS to pilot NFC payments and transit in Bangkok

February 25th, 2013

Thailand’s largest mobile network operator will be the first in Asia to test DragonFly, a next-generation SIM card from Oberthur that promises to provide mass transit operators with faster NFC transaction processing times. More

Identive powers NFC at MWC Connected City

February 25th, 2013

Identive’s Tagtrail NFC platform is being used in deliver information to visitors to the GSMA’s Connected City exhibit at Mobile World Congress 2013. “The Connected City will be filled with brand-new products and experiences that will… More

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