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OTI gets MasterCard approval for Wave NFC add-on

October 24th, 2013

Contactless technology specialist On Track Innovations (OTI) has received MasterCard Mobile PayPass certification for Wave Dongle, an add-on that plugs into the audio jack of a standard mobile device to provide users with NFC payments… More

Jetco to launch NFC in Hong Kong

October 24th, 2013

Hong Kong ATM network provider Jetco is to offer NFC payments using an add-on device that plugs into the headphone jack of a standard smartphone, the South China Morning Post reports. Five of Jetco’s thirty member banks have signed up for the service and Bank of China (Hong Kong) is set to be the first to pilot the platform later this year, alongside its existing BOC e-Wallet NFC service.

Australian supermarket chain tests NFC stickers

October 21st, 2013

Australian supermarket chain Coles is testing a contactless payment sticker that attaches to a customer’s mobile phone. “By simply attaching the ‘sticker’ tag to a mobile phone, Coles MasterCard customers will no longer have to… More

Banque Postale runs NFC payments pilot

July 16th, 2013

French bank Banque Postale is testing a microSD-based NFC payment system with 500 participants in the towns of Caen and Bordeaux. The experiment, which began earlier this month and will run until May 2014, allows… More

Sony and Watchdata team up on NFC

December 19th, 2012

Watchdata is to add support for Sony FeliCa contactless technology to its range of SIMpass NFC add-ons. Six million consumers in East Asia, mostly in China, already use a SIMpass SIM+antenna add-on to make NFC mobile payments with… More

Sistel launches NFC pen for smartphones and tablets

November 29th, 2012

The vWand is designed to act as a data bridge, enabling users to read data stored on contactless ID cards and other media and forward it on to standard PCs and mobile phones via Bluetooth.  More

Identive adds NFC payment sticker

May 22nd, 2012

Secure ID specialist Identive has introduced a new “peel and stick” NFC tag that allows consumers to use contactless payment with their existing mobile devices. The TomPay sticker is based on the company’s “tag on… More

ABI: Four in ten NFC phones to have multiple secure elements

October 24th, 2011

Of the 552m NFC handsets set to ship in 2016, 227m will feature more than one secure element, according to a new forecast from ABI Research, pushing the value of the NFC chip market that year to more than US$1bn. More

MTS and Lukoil use NFC to streamline paying at the pump

October 11th, 2011

Russian mobile network operator MTS and oil company Lukoil have developed an NFC system that lets drivers enter on their phone how much fuel they wish to buy and then tap it to the pump to get and pay for the exact amount requested. More