News about Kiosk and NFC.
April 9th, 2014
French supermarket giant Carrefour, the world’s fourth largest retailer, has opened a new hypermarket equipped with 55,000 NFC shelf-edge labels that let consumers interact with products. Shoppers can also make NFC payments at the point…
March 4th, 2014
Spanish airline Iberia has partnered with Samsung to enable travellers to store their boarding passes on their NFC phones. The new service can also be used to speed up luggage check-in and download information in…
November 5th, 2013
The Hong Kong government-backed LSCM Research & Development Centre is testing a product authentication system for Chinese medicines that uses NFC tags embedded in packaging and NFC kiosks placed in stores. When a product is…
October 9th, 2013
Toshiba has demonstrated a touchscreen kiosk that combines a wireless charging station, NFC reader and fast data transfer technology TransferJet at the Ceatac 2013 tradeshow. The demo showed how consumers could pay and pair via NFC and then download digital content via a TransferJet micro USB dongle attached to their phone, Engadget reports. TransferJet can transfer an hour of video content in a matter of seconds.
September 23rd, 2013
Dublin Business School (DBS) has installed a triple-screen kiosk with NFC to allow students to access timetable information with their contactless ID cards. The ‘Tri Screen Poser Table’ kiosk houses three Microsoft Surface Pro tablet…
March 27th, 2013
The Microsoft- and Accenture-owned IT company’s new solution allows consumers to select items promoted on interactive screens and then “drag and drop” them into their mobile phone using simple hand gestures, to collect detailed information about a product or add it to a shopping basket.
February 24th, 2013
Multi-touch display specialist Surface Labs International (SLI) is demonstrating an NFC-enabled interactive bar at Mobile World Congress 2013. The bar counter is equipped with 3D projectors and tracking equipment to give an interactive experience that can…
October 8th, 2012
Transaction automation specialist JCM Global has demonstrated an NFC-based mobile wallet designed to be used in casinos. The new Mobile Wager Wallet has been jointly developed by JCM and mobile contactless technology specialist Techfirm and…
August 29th, 2012
July 11th, 2012
The iTravel patent covers the use of an NFC-enabled iPhone for buying an airline ticket, checking in baggage and passing through security.
June 25th, 2012
Hardware manufacturer Duali’s Dragon NFC reader has become the first product to achieve NFC Forum certification in Korea. The USB-based desktop device was tested by Korean certification laboratory KTC using equipment from Clear2Pay. The Dragon supports all four NFC Forum tag types and P2P mode and, says Duali, can also be easily integrated into ATMs, point of sale terminals and NFC-enabled kiosks.
June 6th, 2012
Two 7-Eleven convenience stores in the New York area are testing standalone NFC kiosks to encourage shoppers to check in and collect offers and discount coupons when they visit. The kiosks, from Solekai Systems and mobile solutions start-up Raging Mobile, are designed to help drive in-store item sales while luring foot traffic to brick-and-mortar shop fronts, reports Twice.
May 15th, 2012
The French retail giant’s convenience store chain has launched ‘Mon Panier’, a mobile app that lets customers order and pay for their grocery shopping with their mobile phone — and then identify themselves via an NFC and QR-code enabled kiosk when they arrive at the store to collect their order.
May 1st, 2012
The student ID card provider has partnered with the School District of Philadelphia and ACS to combine NFC phones, contactless student ID cards and transportation passes with the aim of cutting costs, creating a safer and more efficient student transit service and providing parents and staff with accurate student location information.
April 4th, 2012
Pennsylvania’s Shippensburg University is testing payments via contactless stickers in two of its cafeterias. Students order food from an NFC-enabled kiosk, then receive confirmation via a text message before they pick up their order. Some 400 students have signed up for the system since its launch in January, reports Mobile Commerce Daily, with the average transaction value running at US$5.15.
March 26th, 2012
The imaging company’s new NFC module is designed to make it easy for consumers to order photos from in-store kiosks by simply selecting the images they want to print on their NFC device and then tapping it to the kiosk.
March 20th, 2012
GuestLogix has launched Global Payment Services, a payments processing platform for airlines that supports NFC as well as cash and credit card transactions, debit cards, loyalty cards, coupons, pre-payments and micropayments. The service is compatible with multiple on-board hardware platforms including seat back screens and other in-flight entertainment systems, kiosks, smartphones, tablets and handheld POS terminals.
January 10th, 2012
Verizon Wireless and Alcatel-Lucent are demonstrating a range of mobile solutions for retailers at the CES show this week, including an NFC solution that enables a consumer to collect a coupon with their NFC device and then redeem it at an interactive Virtual Personal Stylist (VPS) kiosk. VPS, first shown last year, lets shoppers create an avatar based on measurements captured during an in-store scanning process, and then virtually “try on” clothing and beauty products. Yale NFC door locks are also on show on the Verizon stand.
September 9th, 2011
The APSIS4All project plans to use cutting edge technologies including NFC to make it easier for the elderly and the disabled to make use of ticket vending machines, public information kiosks, cash dispensers and other self-service terminals.
April 8th, 2011
Mobile software provider Sicap and Switzerland’s leading telecoms provider Swisscom have launched a contactless in-store kiosk that allows prepaid subscribers to top up their phones. The NFC feature of the kiosk allows customers to top up NFC…