Waterproof clip-on brings NFC payments to regular watches

OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions, has signed an agreement to provide its digital payment enablement technology to Inamo’s wearable solutions, ...


Bucharest metro system goes contactless

The Romanian Commercial Bank (BCR) is to introduce a payment system allowing users to pay for traveling by metro in Bucharest by contactless Mastercard/VISA bank card. The Metrorex, BCR, Mastercard ...


Western Union makes strategic investment in mobile payments tech company

The Western Union Company has made a strategic investment in Walletron, Inc. a company working in the field of mobile wallet bill presentment and payment capabilities. The investment, says Western ...

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Amazon Go will take mobile payments to a whole other level

On Monday, a video came out showing Amazon’s new self-checkout technology that ...

NFC Forum Innovation Awards now open for submissions

The NFC Forum has announced a call for entries for the NFC ...

p2p proximity is the trendiest word in the events industry

By Justina Kostinaite, Uepaa AG. It is no secret that proximity is ...

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SPYDER launches first outerwear collection with NFC technology

Spyder, a leading ski and performance brand, today announced that it will implement Near Field Communication (NFC) technology within its U.S. Ski Team collection launching this October. Through a partnership with Smartrac, the leader in RFID based Internet of Things solutions, Spyder is powering a select collection of its U.S. Ski Team (USST) items to […]

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Romcard E-Wallet integrated in the new Carrefour pay application

Carrefour Romania has integrated the Romcard e-wallet in the new mobile application Carrefour Pay, available in all its Romanian network stores. Carrefour Pay, available for both Android and iOS, allows a safe and quick payment at the cash register, only by a QR code scanning. Also, the app allows checking a product price, by scanning […]

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Payment platform Alipay sets its sights on Europe

Alipay, now the world’s largest online and mobile payment platform, operated by Ant Financial Services Group, has announced a series of partnerships with some of Europe’s largest financial institutions and a leading payments-service provider to provide Alipay’s 450 million active users with more opportunities to use its services across Europe. The partnerships with BNP Paribas, […]

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Raiffeisen retools ATMs for contactless and QR-code driven transactions

Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank is re-equpping its ATM estate for the future, ordering 1200 new machines from Diebold Nixdorf featuring advanced bill payment and contactless functionalities such as quick response (QR) codes and near field communication (NFC) readers. With the first machines supposed to be installed this month, consumers will be able to pay their bills […]

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EMVCo Qualifies Comprion EMVCo PCD Analog Test Solution

Comprion has announced the qualification of its EMVCo PCD Analog Test Solution. “To prove the compliance of POS terminals, EMVCo maintains a set of specifications and approval services by accrediting laboratories worldwide”, Swantje Missfeldt, Product Manager for EMVCo solutions at Comprion, explains. EMVCo requires automation of testing for the physical interface using robots for accurate […]

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Southeastern has the ‘Key’ to paperless ticketing

Kent commuters will soon be able to use a new paperless ticket alternative called the Key and marks Southeastern’s first move towards “paperless commuting”. Available initially for weekly, monthly or annual season tickets, the system differs from the familiar Oyster card used across Transport for London’s network. Unlike Oyster, the Key will not hold funds […]

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Gemalto’s Device Management boosts LTE adoption and usage

Gemalto has released the latest version of its LinqUs Device Management solution, designed to help mobile operators provide subscribers with a seamless journey to LTE. It now offers operators real-time identification and automatic over-the-air configuration of their subscribers’ 4G devices and instant promotion of targeted tariff plans and offers. Key benefits include increased 4G adoption […]

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Comprion presents first validated test tool for new NFC Forum Test Release 10

Comprion has announced that the NFC Forum has validated Comprion’s NFC Forum Analog Test Solution as the first test tool for their latest test release. “The NFC Forum frequently updates its test release according to newest market and technology requirements. The new release, Test Release 10, includes new test cases that align the different contactless […]

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