Guests at the Clarion Hotel Stockholm said using an NFC-enabled phone to check in, enter their room and check out made their stay more pleasant, saved time and inspired them to use the service again. More
The Mifare4Mobile Industry Group has announced a new roadmap for Mifare4Mobile which sets out the way ahead for the deployment of Mifare-based transportation tickets on NFC devices... More
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: ATM top-ups for travel cards • Visa adds mobile app • New boss for Mobey Forum • Washington Metro to go contactless • Square worth $200M? • Madrid picks Mifare Desfire EV1 • Think&Go NFC gets funding • Enstream adds Western Union to Zoompass • All Google staff to get NFC phones? More
The world’s first pilot test using NFC phones to replace hotel room keys begins this week at the Clarion Hotel in Stockholm, using a new mobile key solution developed by Assa Abloy. More
NXP has joined forces with Ericsson, Gemalto, Oberthur Technologies, STMicroelectronics, Venyon and Vivotech to form an industry group that aims to develop a new generation of NFC-based transport ticketing services. More
The 100 participants can use their Samsung NFC phones to make payments at any of 10,000 points of sale in Poland that are already equipped to handle PayPass contactless transactions. More
Giesecke & Devrient has acquired Nokia‘s shares in Venyon, the Trusted Service Management specialist the two companies set up as a joint venture in 2006... More
Venyon‘s data center in Munich, Germany has become the first in Europe to receive certification under the MasterCard Mobile Provisioning Security Requirements, enabling the company to provide approved Trusted Service Manager (TSM) services to MasterCard issuers... More
A small scale near field communication trial has begun in Finland... More
The small scale trial is being run in conjunction with MasterCard, Giesecke & Devrient, E-Kart and Venyon. More
Membership of the NFC Forum is continuing to grow at a rapid pace. Handset manufacturers, mobile service providers, payment services providers, chip makers, solution developers, municipalities and academic institutions have all recently joined up. More
Five hundred ING customers in Bucharest are to be the first in the world to have a prepaid Maestro PayPass account loaded onto their NFC phone. More
The Philippines’ largest mobile operator has started a small scale NFC trial using equipment that meets the latest GSMA technical specifications. More
Anyone who expected to visit Cartes 2008 and find just the odd NFC application hidden somewhere round the back of a small stand lost in the outer reaches of the exhibition hall was in for quite a surprise — Near Field Communications World spotted forty companies talking NFC at this year’s event… More
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