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Comic Con issues NFC badges

October 30th, 2013

Traditional tickets were replaced with NFC badges at this year’s New York Comic Con and staff were provided with Google Nexus 7 NFC tablets that could be used to check them. The system, supplied by event ticketing specialist ShowClix, “was the most successful entry experience in the history of New York Comic Con,” said event organiser ReedPop’s Lance Fensterman.

IATA and NFC Forum publish NFC air travel reference guide

October 30th, 2013

A guide setting out the potential use cases for NFC in the air travel sector has been published by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and The NFC Forum. “NFC Reference Guide for Air Travel”… More

Dubai to get NFC taxi payments

October 22nd, 2013

Dubai residents will be able to pay taxi fares using a prepaid Smart Nol transit card stored on their NFC SIM from January 2014, the city’s Roads and Transport Authority has announced. Etisalat and Du subscribers have been able to pay via NFC for public transportation since September 2013.

Italians give NFC payments an 8 out of 10

October 21st, 2013

Consumer research undertaken by payments processor SIA has found that 94% of the Italians who have had the opportunity to try out NFC payments appreciated the technology, giving the experience an average rating of 8… More

Brazilian carriers test NFC in Rio de Janeiro

October 21st, 2013

Rio de Janeiro is set to become the first city in Brazil to pilot an NFC ticketing service for public transportation. Four mobile network operators are taking part in the pilot, which will run with… More

News Corp runs NFC campaign in Sydney

October 16th, 2013

News Corp newspaper The Daily Telegraph is promoting its content using NFC and QR posters placed on the rear of the seats of more than 80 buses in Western Sydney, Australia, enabling commuters to download… More

Octopus pilots Sony FeliCa NFC payments in Hong Kong

October 14th, 2013

Hong Kong contactless transportation ticketing and stored value payments provider Octopus is conducting a mobile payments pilot in conjunction with mobile network operator PCCW-HKT, using Octopus Mobile SIMs — NFC-enabled SIM cards compatible with Sony… More

Nice bike rental stations get new NFC signs

October 11th, 2013

Velo Bleu bike rental stations across the French city of Nice are sporting a new design for their NFC signs. More

U-M students get NFC bus stops

October 9th, 2013

Students and staff at the University of Michigan can now access timetables specific to individual bus stops on the campus, using smart signs containing NFC tags and QR codes that also make it easy for students to contact transit services.

Adlink launches B2B NFC phone

October 9th, 2013

Taiwan-based technology manufacturer Adlink has released an NFC phone and “industrial mobile handheld device” aimed at automatic identification and data capture applications that includes a 1D laser or 2D camera-based barcode scanner, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1… More

Famoco begins shipping B2B NFC device

October 8th, 2013

Technology startup Famoco has begun shipping the FX 100, a US$200 Android device that runs a custom version of Android 4.0, enabling settings to be locked by system administrators so that it can only be used for pre-authorized functions. More

Société Générale to launch NFC payments in Strasbourg

October 8th, 2013

French banking group ‪Société Générale is to introduce an NFC payments service in the city of Strasbourg this autumn. Customers wishing to use the service will be able to apply to the bank, either online… More

Vogue tries NFC in New York taxis

October 8th, 2013

Fashion magazine Vogue has become the first brand to make use of interactive NFC screens installed in New York taxi cabs by Creative Mobile Technologies. The three week campaign ran in August 2013 and enabled… More

Cubic launches NextWave NFC transit ticketing platform

October 4th, 2013

Transit ticketing provider Cubic has launched NextWave, an NFC platform designed to enable transportation operators to introduce NFC ticketing at a lower cost than has previously been possible. “Our existing agreements with mobile network operators,… More

Sprint launches Pinsight Touch NFC platform

October 3rd, 2013

US mobile network operator Sprint has introduced Pinsight Touch, “a nationwide, open platform for securely storing and accessing credentials on a mobile device” that, the carrier says, will open up “new possibilities for the transit,… More

NFC transit ticketing arrives in Dubai

September 27th, 2013

Public transportation users will be able to use an NFC phone to purchase and store tickets for use on Dubai’s subway, buses and water bus services from next week, courtesy of a new service developed… More

Orange launches NFC Service Center

September 24th, 2013

Orange Business Services has launched the NFC Service Center, a dual TSM solution designed to enable banks and service providers to deploy a wide range of NFC services to customers of all the French mobile… More

Austrian companies plan national NFC wallet standard

September 18th, 2013

A group of financial, technology and telecoms companies have formed Mobile Wallet Initiative Austria, a new organisation that aims to create an open nationwide standard for NFC mobile wallets. A commercial launch is scheduled for… More

Stagecoach adds NFC to Cambridge bus stops

September 12th, 2013

UK public transportation operator Stagecoach has begun adding NFC tags to bus stops in the city of Cambridge, to provide travellers with up to date information on bus arrival times. Tapping a tag located at… More

Vipnet adds NFC transit payments in Croatia

September 12th, 2013

Croatian carrier Vipnet has added NFC to its mPrijevoz service, allowing commuters in the city of Osijek to store their monthly Butra transport pass on their smartphone and validate it using contactless readers installed on… More

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