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    Bluetooth 5 set for release in late 2016

    June 21st, 2016

    The next Bluetooth release will be made available in “late 2016 to early 2017”, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has confirmed, following the unveiling of the Bluetooth 5 specification earlier this month. “Extending range… More

    Axis Bank to launch contactless transit and payments card in India

    June 15th, 2016

    Commuters across Bengaluru in India will soon be able to pay for travel on buses operated by Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) with a tap of an open loop contactless card provided by Axis Bank…. More

    Bluetooth 5 to increase capacity for advertising

    June 8th, 2016

    The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is working to finalise the next Bluetooth release which will add “significantly more capacity” for advertising transmissions, meaning that longer messages can be communicated through Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons, the organisation… More

    GlobalPlatform reports on secure element shipments

    June 6th, 2016

    A total of 17.7bn secure elements (SEs) based on GlobalPlatform specifications were deployed globally between 2010 and 2015, representing 41% of all SE shipments in that same period, the standards body has revealed. “This is a very significant announcement, which shows just how far the secure chip technology industry has advanced in recent years,” says GlobalPlatform’s Kevin Gillick.

    Proxama integrates Discover’s D-PAS into EMV enablement solution

    May 3rd, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: NFC and mobile payments pioneer Proxama has completed the integration of Discover’s D-Payment Application Specification (D-PAS) contactless product into its EMV enablement solution. The EMV solution will support the roll out and use of chip cards from multi-purpose charge card provider Diners Club South Africa.

    Tutuka to roll out cloud-based payments with Proxama

    April 26th, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: Prepaid card processor Tutuka has begun the implementation of digital payment solutions provider Proxama’s Digital Enablement Platform (DEP) for a fully independent cloud-based payment (CBP) solution in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. “Proxama will… More

    Visa tech speeds up EMV checkout time

    April 20th, 2016

    Visa has launched Quick Chip for EMV, a technology enhancement that speeds up the checkout time when paying with an EMV card. “The Quick Chip specification is available free-of-charge to payment processors, acquiring banks and other payment networks to offer to merchants,” Visa says. “The upgrade streamlines the processing of chip card transactions to enable customers to dip and remove their EMV chip card from the terminal, typically in two seconds or less — several merchant processors, terminal providers and vendors plan to implement and offer Quick Chip in the coming months.”

    EMVCo updates tokenization specification with new payment account reference data element

    March 30th, 2016

    EMVCo has updated its tokenization specification to include a new payment account reference (PAR) that can be used to link a cardholder’s payment token with their primary account number (PAN) without needing to use their underlying… More

    NFC Forum adds cloud-based connectivity to P2P spec

    March 18th, 2016

    The NFC Forum has added the ability to use the cloud to establish connections between two NFC devices in a new candidate version of Connection Handover, the technical specification that covers the way in which… More

    Proxama discusses Visa’s new cloud-based payment specs

    March 9th, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: A blog post by mobile commerce provider Proxama discusses the implications of Visa’s updated cloud-based payments specifications which include a requirement for issuers to migrate from alternate PANs to tokenization. “The new requirements from Visa could be met by using tokenization services from Visa or a third party TSP, but they also could be met by implementing an in-house tokenization solution — enabling the issuer to maintain control and reduce cost,” Proxama’s Rob Macmillan explains.

    Visa to end support for alternate PANs in cloud-based payments

    March 4th, 2016

    Visa has updated its cloud-based payments specifications to include a requirement for issuers to migrate from alternate PANs to tokenization, NFC World has learned. Alternate PANs are used by most of the issuers that have… More

    SIMalliance updates OMAPI secure element specification

    February 15th, 2016

    SIMalliance has updated its Open Mobile API (OMAPI) specification, which sets out how mobile applications may access different secure elements on a mobile device and is mandated by EMVCo for mobile contactless payments. “A key update in v3.2 addresses requirements from ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) and GSMA to give the mobile application additional control to properly retrieve information from the secure element (SE),” the trade association says.

    G&D gets Amex accreditation for HCE payments solution

    February 12th, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has received Amex Enabled accreditation for Convego CloudPay, a host card emulation (HCE) based solution that lets a bank’s customers use their mobile banking app to load payment card credentials… More

    MasterCard integrates loyalty programs and mobile payments with new specification

    November 19th, 2015

    MasterCard has introduced a loyalty middleware specification that aims to ease the integration of loyalty programs with mobile payment apps. The standard has been designed to work with “different loyalty schemes, different POS terminals and… More

    Bluetooth to get longer range, higher speeds and mesh networking in 2016

    November 12th, 2015

    The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced planned updates to the Bluetooth specification, bringing longer range, higher speeds and mesh networking to the technology. The enhancements are scheduled for 2016 and are “focused squarely… More

    Carta launches turnkey tokenization platform for cloud-based payments

    October 15th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Transaction technology provider Carta Worldwide has introduced an appliance-based turnkey solution that aims to dramatically reduce the time it takes for large banks, processors and domestic networks to bring tokenized HCE mobile payment… More

    NFC Forum issues new technical specifications that widen tag support and enhance interoperability

    October 14th, 2015

    The NFC Forum has published one adopted and three candidate technical specifications, offering new capabilities that support improved RF communication, new and legacy tag support, NFC-V technology and active communication mode, which balances power consumption… More

    NFC Forum adds support for Type V tags

    June 17th, 2015

    The NFC Forum has released a new candidate specification that extends the functionality of NFC devices to include formal support for a new category of NFC tag. NCI 2.0 also enables tag data stored on… More

    Webinar on delivering NFC transport ticketing services at scale — See it now on NFC World

    May 22nd, 2015

    NFC World’s ‘Tap to travel: Delivering NFC transport ticketing services at scale’ webinar is now available to view online. Some 359 people signed up to take part in the live event and participants gave the… More

    Signature spec promises tamper-proof NFC tags

    April 21st, 2015

    The NFC Forum has published the second version of its specification for signing and vouching for the integrity of data held in NFC tags, adding support for compact certificates and new signature algorithms. The Signature Record… More

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