Author Archives | Steve Atkins

EDITORIAL: Don’t count out your CurrentC just yet…

This post was first released on Monday 13th April. Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 16 2015: Remember the flare up that happened late last year over the shutting off of NFC-enabled POS by a couple of US drugstore chains backed by service operator, Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), just after the launch of […]

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NFC Forum bring security specs to NFC Tags with Signature RTD

The NFC Forum have announced the public availability of the Signature Record Type Definition (RTD) 2.0 technical specification following approval by the Board of Directors. Formerly a candidate technical specification, Signature RTD 2.0 provides developers with a way for users to verify the authenticity and integrity of data within NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF) messages, […]

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OT offers contactless payment stickers for its Flybuy range

Oberthur Technologies (OT), a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space today announced the launch of a new contactless Visa and MasterCard-approved payment sticker from its Flybuy wearables range. OT say that for them, payment wearables are “extensions” of dual interface cards, which customers can carry with them all the time and […]

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Jawbone UP4 to work as American Express contactless payment card – sometime this Summer…

Rumors are coming think and fast concerning the Jawbone fitness tracker that will also make contactless payments – with American Express! The latest Jawbone to be released next week is the UP3 but there is also the payment-enabled UP4 that is based on an exclusive Jawbone/American Express partnership. As a result, the UP4 will work […]

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Trustronics, Mobeewave partner for secure mobile payment

Trustonic, a provider of Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs) for mobile devices and Mobeewave, a provider of contactless payment acceptance, have partnered to provide quicker and safer contactless payments for both merchants and consumers. The partnership of the two companies will allow Mobeewave-enabled NFC devices to reach best-in-class security level for accepting contactless transactions with a […]

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NXP meshes Bluetooth smart solution to enhance IoT experience

NXP Semiconductors N.V. are to add low power mesh compatibility into its Bluetooth® Smart portfolio, recently acquired from Quintic’s Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) and wearable businesses. The new capabilities will enhance the company’s Bluetooth offerings which are subset solutions from the company’s low power connectivity standards relevant to the IoT, including NFC, ZigBee and Bluetooth […]

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Wirecard and Kairos band together for mobile payments

The technology and financial services provider Wirecard AG and Kairos Watches Ltd. are to collaborate in the field of mobile payment services for wearables. Kairos will use Wirecard`s Payment Software Development Kit for its unique offering of hybrid mechanical smart watches and T-Bands. Wirecard will therefore enable Kairos to offer contactless payment transactions and value […]

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Slovenia’s Medius joins OSPT

OSPT™ Alliance, the association which provides an open standard for secure transit fare collection solutions and beyond, has announced that are welcoming software development company, Medius as a Full Member. Slovenia-based Medius is a specialist in the development, design, implementation and integration of information systems based on open source software. It focuses on solutions for […]

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NFC-enabled SIMS continues to grow in 2014

The SIMalliance membership, which represents approximately 90% of the global SIM card market, has reported an 11% year-on-year increase in SIM unit shipments in 2014. The total volume of SIM cards shipped by SIMalliance members in 2014 was 4.7 billion, rising from 4.2 billion in 2013.  SIMalliance members estimate that the total available global market […]

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Mobile tickets to account for 50% of all digital ticket transactions by 2019

A new study by Juniper Research has forecasted that global ticket purchases via mobile and desktop devices including smartphones, tablets and PCs will reach 32bn by 2019, up from an estimated 16.2bn this year. This represents a two-fold growth over the next 4 years. The new research, Mobile & Online Ticketing: Transport, Events & NFC […]

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