Escher Group, a provider of transaction processing solutions for the postal industry, has formed a new NFC division... More
Irish NFC specialist Zapa Technology, which ran into financial difficulties last month, is back in business with new investment led by technology entrepreneur Brendan McDonagh (pictured), who has become the company’s new CEO... More
Dublin-based Zapa Technology has appointed a provisional liquidator, according to the Irish Times... More
AIB Merchant Services’ new Loyaltyplus service integrates Zapa’s mobile contactless technology into merchants’ POS terminals, enabling even the smallest retailer to offer an NFC-compatible customer loyalty programme — from only €30 a month. More
Nineteen additional companies from fourteen countries have signed up to become members of the NFC Forum... More
Vivotech has selected Zapa Technology as its preferred partner for managed Trusted Service Manager (TSM) services in Europe... More
Zapa Technology has partnered with Mobiun to enable users of its mobile loyalty system to check and manage loyalty points they have collected via their mobile handsets... More
The small town of Tuam in County Galway, Eire, has introduced a loyalty scheme based on Zapa Technology’s mobile contactless stickers with the aim of encouraging local people to do more of their shopping in the town. More
Vivotech is to offer Tetherball’s sticker-based mobile loyalty programme to its installed base of retailers and is supplying Irish start up Zapa with contactless stickers and POS equipment. More
Issues remain to be resolved for retailers in terms of the costs and benefits of equipping themselves to accept contactless cards. However, the ability of NFC to enable consumers to store discount coupons and loyalty cards on their phones, as well as to make payments, could change the proposition altogether. More
Irish coffee chain Insomnia has signed up as the first customer for Zapa Technology’s NFC-sticker based payments and marketing system... More
OPINION: One way to put yourself in prime position on the day NFC handsets finally become widely available is to start building your brand now, regardless of whether there are limits on the level of service you can currently offer. More
More details of the services to be offered by the Irish start-up, which secured €2.5m in funding earlier this month, have now been revealed. More
Startup Zapa Technology has raised €2.5m in funding to deploy contactless readers and ‘Zapa Tags’ that will showcase Ireland as “a model for the deployment and execution of NFC services”. More
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