News about the NFC market in Australia — trials, pilots, tests and live services.
May 13th, 2013
Debit card network Eftpos Australia has announced a five year deal with NFC technology provider C-Sam and plans to begin mobile payment trials "with selected retailers in the next few months". C‐Sam's platform will enable...
March 13th, 2013
National Australia Bank is testing a new service that uses NFC, QR codes, SMS and email to allow customers to make mobile payments in stores as well as to send and receive funds, ITNews reports....
March 12th, 2013
Samsung Electronics Australia has launched an ad campaign for the Galaxy Note II that makes use of NFC. The campaign, created by Australian digital agency Amnesia Razorfish, showcases work created by up-and-coming artists on the...
February 25th, 2013
MasterPass covers in-store and online payments, supports both NFC and QR codes and enables "banks, merchants and partners" to offer their own wallets to consumers.
February 25th, 2013
Microsoft is promoting its Office 365 service via a smart poster campaign, using Tapit's NFC platform. Consumers can tap their NFC phone to the poster, or scan a QR code, to enter a competition to...
February 18th, 2013
"This new trial will assess the user friendliness of the technology, its capacity to increase the speed of transaction, save customers time in store and seamless integration of Flybuys points to add even more value to the Coles customer experience," says the retailer.
January 7th, 2013
The Sydney-based NFC specialist is to use the funds to expand internationally, adding a local presence in South Africa, Israel, India, Mexico, the US, UK, Sweden, Japan, Vietnam, UAE, Singapore and, potentially, China.
November 27th, 2012
Event ticketing and payments specialist Intellitix has opened an office in Sydney, Australia. The company's RFID and NFC based systems will offer Australian music fans easy access, cashless payment and social media features at large...
November 20th, 2012
"As early as next year, customers with NFC-enabled smartphones will be able to leave their wallets at home and pay for a morning coffee, an evening out with friends, or groceries, with their handset," says the carrier's head of strategy and business development.
November 19th, 2012
For the Australian launch of the latest edition of the best selling video game franchise, Microsoft has run an NFC-based scavenger hunt that saw limited edition prints being awarded to the first person to tap or scan in at each of 400 out-of-home advertising billboards located around Sydney and Melbourne.
October 8th, 2012
Australian banking group ANZ has begun an NFC payments field trial and announced plans to launch a commercial service in 2013. The small pilot project uses Samsung Galaxy S III Android phones. "ANZ has selected...
October 3rd, 2012
The Australian mobile network operator has equipped sales staff in flagship stores with NFC lanyards, helping them to show customers what NFC can do, as well as adding NFC tags to advertising posters and to promotional materials available in shopping mall food courts.
August 27th, 2012
Fifty businesses in the Australian alpine resort of Falls Creek, the largest in the state of Victoria, have been equipped to provide information to visitors via NFC. The system enables visitors with NFC phones to...
August 10th, 2012
Australian bank Westpac has begun an NFC payments pilot, using Android handsets equipped with a secure element embedded in the SIM that stores a virtual MasterCard debit card. "Those participating in the pilot will be...
July 26th, 2012
The fast growing Sydney-based start-up already counts Coca Cola, RIM, Johnson & Johnson and Unilever amongst its clients and has just implemented a major new project for Australian carrier Telstra.
July 17th, 2012
The Australian bank has followed its Kaching mobile payments service with the launch of a point-of-sale application development platform that works with an Android-based POS terminal as well as an add-on for Apple iPhones and iPods and is designed to allow developers to add new types of features for merchants via mobile phone-style apps.
July 6th, 2012
"We would prefer to start using the chip that comes with the phone," says CommBank's head of online banking, but "currently the NFC chip (the secure element) in Android NFC-enabled phones is not available to us."
July 2nd, 2012
The New South Wales Government has provided backing for an interactive walking tour of 37 historic sites in The Rocks, the oldest district of Sydney.
June 6th, 2012
ABnote has received Visa OTA certification for its trusted service manager facilities in Australia and New Zealand, allowing them to set up NFC mobile wallets over the air. The two TSM data centres, in Ingleburn...
May 30th, 2012
The Sydney-based media owner is to equip all its 8,300 out-of-home media sites in Australia, New Zealand, the US and the UK to support NFC, QR, SMS and augmented reality campaigns.