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News about the NFC market in Austria — trials, pilots, tests and live services.

McDonald’s launches Quick Mac mobile payments in Austria

May 22nd, 2014

McDonald’s Austria is rolling out a new mobile ordering and payments service that lets users place their orders on their mobile device and pay using PayPal, a credit card or a stored value Paybox account…. More

OBB to equip 850 railway stations and stops with NFC information boards

February 28th, 2014

OBB, Austria’s national rail operator, is to equip 850 stations and stops with NFC information boards so travellers can receive real-time information about the arrival and departure times of their trains directly to their 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

Raiffeisen Bank: Our NFC payments service could cut merchant fees by 70%

September 24th, 2012

The Austrian bank’s CardMobile service allows low value transactions to be aggregated, removing the need for each transaction to be authorised individually while still keeping a full audit trail of purchases made. More

A1 tests NFC access control

September 12th, 2012

Austrian mobile network operator A1 reports that it has successfully tested a new NFC access control service called Airkey, developed by door lock maker Evva, IT specialist Rise and the Vienna University of Technology. 40 participants used Sony Xperia S smartphones for the pilot. A1 already operates an NFC payments service called A1 Paybox, which it is testing with McDonald’s.

T-Mobile to add NFC in Austria

September 5th, 2012

T-Mobile is to introduce NFC services in Austria from 2013, outgoing CEO Robert Chvátal has revealed at the IFA show in Berlin, Der Standard reports.

A1 extends cloud-based NFC trial

June 13th, 2012

Austrian mobile network operator A1 has begun the second phase of its Paybox NFC payments trial, with the expansion of the service to 5,000 customers, Der Standard reports. Both fast food giant McDonald’s and supermarket chain Merkur are taking part in the pilot, which was first announced in April.

McDonald’s to test cloud-based NFC payments in Austria

April 24th, 2012

The fast food giant has signed up to pilot test a new cloud-based NFC payments service developed by Austrian mobile network operator A1 and Paybox Bank. Supermarket chain Merkur will also participate in the trial. More

NFC news in brief • 12 Sept 2011

September 12th, 2011

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Austrian bus stops offer NFC updates • Caen gets NFC transit stops too • NFC tag store opens in Korea • Belgian museum offers NFC info • Gentag picks up patch patent • plus Clear2Pay, ITSO, TfL, FirstGroup, Google and more… More

Orange to roll out NFC services across Europe in 2011

Orange to roll out NFC services across Europe in 2011

December 16th, 2010

Orange will begin introducing NFC services “in the majority of countries in which it has a presence” in 2011, the mobile network operator has told mobile phone manufacturers at a meeting in Paris on 15… More

Mobilkom Austria customers to use NFC tags to access WAP pages

Mobilkom Austria customers to use NFC tags to access WAP pages

March 19th, 2009

The mobile operator has put together a combined NFC handset/NFC tag package for customers that uses the tags to access WAP pages, including an option to buy ÖBB rail tickets. More

Austrian mobile and rail operators develop VDV-based NFC ticketing

Austrian mobile and rail operators develop VDV-based NFC ticketing

January 27th, 2009

Mobilkom Austria and ÖBB, the federal railways group, are to field test an NFC system based on Germany’s VDV contactless ticketing standard.  More

Mobilkom Austria uses NFC to send blood pressure results to doctors

Mobilkom Austria uses NFC to send blood pressure results to doctors

December 4th, 2008

The mobile operator is working with an Austrian eHealth research team to develop telemedicine services that use NFC to transmit patient data securely over the air. More

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