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Korea’s BlueN locks in NFC for access, ID and security

BlueN, Inc., a Korea-based innovative company has unveiled what it is calling the’ BlueN Smartphone Access Management System’ which provides a more secure and convenient way to open doors and gates while offering secure identity issuance and management. Since 2012, BlueN has focused on developing their BlueN Smartphone Access Management System which consists of near […]

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KDDI Selects NXP´s MIFARE DESFire for au Wallet Loyalty Program in Japan

NXP Semiconductors have announced that KDDI, a major Japanese mobile operator, has selected NXP´s secure MIFARE DESFire EV1 for their loyalty program in the new “au WALLET” prepaid card. The au WALLET service includes a loyalty program where points based on the amount purchased via the card and monthly mobile bill can be earned. Since […]

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Gemalto TSM Hub to secure NFC services for New Zealand Semble

Gemalto has provided its Allynis Trusted Services Hub (TSH) to Semble to secure its mobile NFC services in New Zealand. Semble is a joint collaboration between major banks and all three operators in New Zealand serving as the aggregator for banks and service providers. Gemalto’s Allynis TSH will deliver the secure over-the-air provisioning of payment […]

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For HSBC, Paym is the business

HSBC business customers can now be able to receive money using the  Paym mobile payments service. The bank will now provide Paym as part of its Business Internet Banking offering, which has more than 600,000 registered day to day customers, who will be able to receive money directly to their accounts. Previously, Paym was only […]

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Beacons on the bus

Testing beacons on a double-decker bus

This is a first. Proxama have posted a video showing them testing beacons on a Norwich bus. Recently, over 100 buses in the City of Norwich have been fitted with Bluetooth beacon technology for the first time, providing passengers with relevant location-based messages on their smart devices as they travel. UK transportation operator FirstGroup has […]

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public transport

UL releases next generation ticketing whitepaper

In their latest whitepaper release, UL looks towards next generation ticketing for public transport. Public transport operators (PTOs) have a long experience with contactless smartcards and with travelers paying in a contactless way for using public transport services. Coming from cash, paper and/or magnetic stripe tickets a lot of public transport schemes have migrated to […]

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VeriFone @ Cartes 2014 Impressions

Filmed at this years Cartes 2014, this short video gives us a great look at the new design re-launch that is the new VeriFone as well as a sneaky look at the first Apple Pay demo that we’ve seen in Europe so far…

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VeriFone @ Cartes 2014 June Felix

VeriFone Europe President – June Felix, talks to Contactless Intelligence on the importance of engaging with consumers early on in the purchasing decision process and how VeriFone is working in conjunction with the merchants, the banks and the acquirers to help their clients drive more business.

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VeriFone @ Cartes 2014 Raja Ray

Raja Ray, Director of Solutions at Verifone Europe tells Contactless Intelligence why it is so important to communicate with a customer at Point of Sale and how doing so could drive the customers next purchase decision, which is important not only for merchants but also for media suppliers.

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EDITORIAL: MasterCard travel coup and the opening of the 2015 CMA

Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 47 2014: If you were in London last Friday taking the Tube, chances are (if you were smart) you used your contactless MasterCard. After all, why wouldn’t you – it meant free travel for the whole day! In fact, in an attempt to encourage customers to pay […]

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