Transit & Ticketing
November 1st, 2011
Parking meters in Ottawa will accept payments from NFC-enabled smartphones starting in early 2012. Customers with credit card information stored in their NFC wallet will be able to tap their phone on a reader to...
October 31st, 2011
Durban is to introduce a contactless electronic wallet for use on its public transport network which can also be used to pay for purchases in shops. The Muvo card rollout will begin with a six...
October 26th, 2011
The handset maker has signed a deal with the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority to test cloud-based NFC ticketing with Nokia phones by the end of 2011, the company has told NFC World. NFC payments will then arrive on Nokia phones for the first time at the beginning of 2012.
October 25th, 2011
Singapore's IDA has awarded the contract for a national NFC infrastructure to a consortium including mobile network operator StarHub, DBS Bank, public transportation card issuer EZ-Link and NFC technology provider Gemalto. Commercial services are due to go live in mid-2012.
October 21st, 2011
Transport ticketing specialist Cubic has received EMV approval for its Tri-Reader 3, which can process all industry standard contactless smart cards as well as payments made with NFC mobile phones. The Tri-Reader 3 is now...
October 19th, 2011
New Jersey Transit has become the first public transportation operator to announce plans to enable travellers to pay for fares with Google Wallet-enabled NFC phones.
October 18th, 2011
Singapore public transport provider SMRT has placed NFC smart posters in stations to deliver news, entertainment, music, sports, services, and merchant offers to commuters. The bus, train and taxi operator has launched its 'iMobSMRT spaces'...
October 12th, 2011
Commuters in Philadelphia, USA, could be paying for ticketless travel with contactless bank cards and NFC mobile phones within three years. Rail, subway, tram and bus operator Septa is expected to award a US$100m contract...
October 11th, 2011
Subscribers of UAE-based network Etisalat are set to be among the first in the world to make mobile payments on their BlackBerry NFC phones.
October 4th, 2011
Korean mobile network operator KT is adding smart posters to bus stops across Gyeonggi Province. Travellers will be able to use the posters to download real-time bus service information via NFC tags or QR codes.
September 29th, 2011
Fifty outdoor advertising sites in Melbourne have been equipped to allow consumers to download exclusive cookery recipes and video cookbooks via either WiFi or NFC.
September 27th, 2011
Forty-three developers produced nine prototype NFC applications at Isobar's 48-hour hackathon in Boston, including systems for ordering drinks in busy bars and an innovative car parking app. Paula Berger was there for NFC World...
September 20th, 2011
The ultra-rugged phone maker's first NFC handset offers special features designed for tough commercial applications.
September 19th, 2011
The first public version of the Google Wallet app is being sent out to Sprint customers via an over-the-air software update today.
September 16th, 2011
The DT-X8 with RFID is designed for use in warehouses, ticketing and security applications and includes support for ISO 15693 RFID tags as well as ISO 14443 A/B, FeliCa and Mifare NFC tags and cards.
September 14th, 2011
Some 80% of participants in the access control pilot say that using a smartphone to unlock a door is just as convenient as using their campus ID card and almost all are interested in using their NFC phone to make payments and access other services.
September 12th, 2011
The Cityzi NFC mobile payments service will go live in the city of Strasbourg on 17 October.
September 9th, 2011
The organisation, which aims to establish an open standard for transport ticketing to rival Mifare, has made available the first version of its Cipurse specification.
September 9th, 2011
The APSIS4All project plans to use cutting edge technologies including NFC to make it easier for the elderly and the disabled to make use of ticket vending machines, public information kiosks, cash dispensers and other self-service terminals.
September 7th, 2011
Following the successful trial of Mastercard's PayPass prepaid wristbands at the UK's Isle of Wight Festival last June, cashless music events are set to take off in 2012 — with NFC in wide use by 2013.