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Archive: Transit & Ticketing

Fast food outlet adds NFC

July 19th, 2012

Paris-based Mexican fast food restaurant Chido has put in Airtag’s Airfid NFC-compatible customer loyalty programme. After registration on the web customers collect loyalty points when they identify themselves to an in-store terminal with a 2d barcode printed on a membership card, an NFC sticker or their Passe Navigo transport card.

Malaysian transit card to go NFC

July 18th, 2012

Malaysian transit card issuer Touch ‘n Go will begin pilot testing an NFC payments service in collaboration with mobile network operator Maxis and CIMB Bank in the next two months, news agency Bernama reports. “After six months we will offer the service with other telecommunication companies too,” says CEO Abdul Karim Md Lassim. Touch ‘n Go has invested MYR 500,000 (US$158,000) in the project to date.

China Mobile preps NFC payments phone

July 11th, 2012

The world’s largest mobile network operator has completed development of a China Mobile Wallet running on an NFC version of the Coolpad 8870 smartphone and will begin shipping the device in the third quarter of 2012. More

Apple awarded patent for mobile airline ticketing and travel service

July 11th, 2012

The iTravel patent covers the use of an NFC-enabled iPhone for buying an airline ticket, checking in baggage and passing through security. More

Deutsche Telekom unveils mobile payments plans

July 3rd, 2012

“We want to build a comprehensive ecosystem around mobile payment, helping Telekom to realise its strategy of being the first choice for customers regarding connected life and work,” says the T-Mobile operator as it signs a partnership deal with MasterCard and outlines four “strategic pillars” for its move into financial services. More

Swedish carriers launch mobile wallet service

June 29th, 2012

WyWallet offers 97% of Swedish mobile phone users the ability to make funds transfers, online and SMS payments today and will include support for NFC payments from 2013. More

Isle of Wight festival goers get contactless tickets and payments

June 28th, 2012

“There are a number of festivals throughout the UK, Europe and United States adopting the technology, and they’re all using entry wristbands as the intermediary,” says technology provider ID&C. “It’s convenient for fans and will only benefit their experience.” More

Cityzi hits 1m NFC phones

June 28th, 2012

French mobile network operators Orange, Bouygues Télécom, SFR and NRJ Mobile have announced that more than one million Cityzi NFC phones have now been sold. First launched in the city of Nice in May 2010 with just one feature phone, 18 Cityzi NFC mobile phone models are now available in France.

NXP puts SE in Nexus 7

June 27th, 2012

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, launched earlier today, contains a PN65 NFC controller from NXP. The chip features an embedded secure element to support secure NFC transactions such as payments, ticketing, and access control.

Toronto to get NFC ticketing test

June 25th, 2012

Metrolinx is to test open loop NFC and contactless card versions of its Presto transit ticketing card this summer, the Toronto Star reports. The trial will begin at College Station and will then be extended to Dundas Station and Yonge-Bloor if the first stage is a success.

Samsung paves the way for NFC ticketing at music events

June 22nd, 2012

The handset maker has teamed up with events promoter Kilimanjaro Live to replace traditional tickets with contactless wristbands that provide access to the events and can be linked to ticket holders’ social media profiles. More

Introducing The Mobile Wallet Report, the new research service from the NFC World team

June 22nd, 2012

The Mobile Wallet Report will keep you up to speed with the very latest thinking on NFC and mobile wallet business models right through the year — and you can save 25% on the usual price if you order now. More

GlobalPlatform releases secure element security specification

June 21st, 2012

Secure element standards body GlobalPlatform has released Secure Element Access Control, a new specification designed to ensure that unauthorised applications residing in a mobile device are unable to communicate with an NFC secure element (SE)…. More

Masabi’s Android app offers ITSO ticket insights

June 20th, 2012

Mobile ticketing supplier Masabi has developed an Android application that allows NFC phones to read and display the contents of transport ticketing smart cards based on the UK’s ITSO ticketing standard. The Smart Card Buddy… More

HTC to enter payments market?

June 18th, 2012

Phone maker HTC is set to announce a mobile payments partnership with Taiwan’s Cathay United Bank, transportation card issuer EasyCard and MasterCard, according to Taiwan’s Central News Agency. “The PayPass card will become Taiwan’s first innovation to integrate the functions of a credit card and an EasyCard into a micro-sized memory card, enabling mobile payments on the island when it is inserted into the HTC Incredible E smartphone,” says CNA.

G&D adds Mifare to NFC SIMs

June 13th, 2012

Giesecke & Devrient has signed a licensing deal with NXP that will see the smart card and SIM maker adding support for Mifare contactless applications to its range of SIM cards. The license covers both… More

Ericsson and Aconite join on NFC

June 13th, 2012

Ericsson IPX and Aconite have announced they are now working together to provide banks and other secure service providers with a turnkey NFC application delivery and management solution. The new service enables a security domain to be created on any type of NFC secure element and for applets to be loaded, personalised, updated and deleted over-the-air.

Apple shows off Passbook mobile wallet

June 12th, 2012

Video coverage of the launch of Apple’s first mobile wallet app shows how it will enable developers to build mobile barcode-based ticketing, stored value, loyalty card and coupon apps for today’s iPhones — and hints at how these apps could migrate to NFC in the future. More

Apple debuts barcode-based Passbook mobile wallet

June 11th, 2012

Apple’s forthcoming iOS 6 is to include a new app billed as “the simplest way to get all your passes in one place.” Passbook, announced today at Apple’s WWDC developer conference in San Francisco, looks… More

Funkwerk to put phone boxes into cars

June 6th, 2012

NFC-enabled “phone boxes” built into cars are set to provide clearer connections, better GPS signals and a wireless charge for your smartphone while you drive. The phone box is a special tray into which a… More

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