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

    Three launches NFC mobile payments in Austria

    November 24th, 2015

    Mobile network operator Three has launched a SIM-based NFC mobile payments service in Austria. “For this new service, a virtual debit card with contactless payment function based on MasterCard PayPass is being stored on the Android smartphone’s NFC SIM card,” the carrier says. “Three customers can test 3Geldbörse for two months for free. After two months, the new services costs 1€/month.”

    AMS unveils NFC chip and antenna for adding payments and ticketing to wearable devices

    October 21st, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Chip maker AMS has introduced an NFC payments and ticketing solution for manufacturers of smartwatches, wristbands and other small devices that only have room for an extremely small antenna. “The new AS3921 is… More

    PayPal One Touch expansion

    August 26th, 2015

    PayPal has extended its One Touch mobile payments solution to 13 new markets: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey. “Eligible merchants in these markets will automatically have One Touch enabled without needing to do any integration,” the company says. The platform was launched in August 2014 and is available in the US, UK and Canada.

    NFC Forum adds new members

    August 25th, 2015

    The NFC Forum has added new associate, implementer and non-profit members, following the recent addition of Apple as a sponsor member. “Representing industries as diverse as automotive electronics, digital imaging, microelectronics and asset management, the 19 new members include organisations based in Austria, Belarus, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the US,” the association says. (See the full list of new members here…)

    BMW offers contactless credit card that can unlock and start hire cars

    January 7th, 2015

    BMW has partnered with MasterCard to offer an NFC-enabled contactless credit card that makes it possible to hire, unlock and operate a BMW or Mini from a car rental fleet that has more than 2,800 vehicles… More

    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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