Secure digital cash for everyone

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced the launch of the “Contactless Companion Platform (CCP)” together with its ecosystem partners, Smartlink and Ingenico, built ...

Air China and Ingenico accept Discover

Ingenico ePayments, the online and mobile commerce division of Ingenico Group, has signed an agreement with Air China, China’s flag carrier and one of the largest airlines in the Asia-Pacific ...

US Bank is first to enables mobile payments for corporate cardholders

U.S. Bank Corporate Travel Card clients will soon have the convenience of paying for expenditures via mobile with Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay. This new functionality allows commercial ...

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NFC Innovation Award Winners and Semi-Finalists – 2017

The NFC Innovation Awards were created by the NFC Forum to recognize ...

Instant issue – a missed opportunity?

By Barry Bevan, financial services sales manager at Thames Card Technology Nothing ...

Infographic: The rise and rise of Bitcoin

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FIME first to perform Mastercard Contactless Reader Level 2 testing in Japan

FIME today announces its Japanese laboratory is the first in the country to be approved to perform testing in line with the Mastercard Contactless Reader specification and EMVCo Book C-2 specification. These documents define the functionality required when implementing Mastercard contactless terminal kernels. Japanese contactless payment terminal and mobile point of sale (mPOS) manufacturers, as […]

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Contactless overtakes traditional card payments in Hungary

Contactless payments accounted for more than half of all transactions made with payment cards in Hungary in 2016, the country’s central bank says. “Whereas in 2015 contactless payments accounted for 30% of payments, in 2016 more than half (51%) of payments were conducted with the new technology,” says Magyar Nemzeti Bank (MNB). Data published by […]

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FIME India achieves EMVCo Contact Level 2 accreditation

FIME, the leading consultancy, testing and certification specialist, has announces its Indian laboratory is one of the first in the country to receive EMVCo accreditation to perform EMV®* Level 2 Contact certification testing. Local terminal manufacturers and kernel developers can now validate the compliance of their solutions within India, reducing certification time and costs. “Ongoing […]

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NFC Forum Innovation Award Winners are here!

The NFC Forum have announced the winners in its NFC Forum Innovation Award Program. The winning entries were named at an awards ceremony held at the NFC Forum all-member meeting in Las Vegas. Nine semi-finalists were selected from over 90 entries and one first-place winner was chosen from each of three categories by a jury composed of global leaders and industry […]

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Industry bodies align to standardize on-device NFC service management

ETSI, GlobalPlatform and the NFC Forum have detailed a standardized approach to implementing and managing NFC services across all technologies and platforms. The shared work initiative explains how to ensure that NFC services successfully coexist within a device and operate as intended. The standardized approach clarifies how the ecosystem details the expected behavior of multiple […]

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Advanced dynamic NFC/RFID tag ICs combine long-range contactless comms with fast transfer mode

The new advanced ST25DV dynamic-tag ICs are the latest addition to the ST25 NFC/RFID product family that come with a rich featured contactless RF interface and I2C bus. The dual-interface enables untethered interaction between an NFC-capable smartphone or an RFID reader and the host microcontroller located inside near-by equipment, such as smart meters, IoT devices, […]

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EDITORIAL: Hype versus reality in the contactless sector

This editorial was first released on Monday 6th March. Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 10, 2017: The one area that the Mobile World Congress never fails to deliver upon, is hype. That’s why so many industry sectors go there, right? Such is the desperation of the mobile and telecom industry to hype […]

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Constellation Payments gets new Elavon certifications

Constellation Payments, a leading gateway and merchant services provider specializing in integrated payment processing solutions for software applications, have revealed that its integrated payment terminal solution, and contactless payment functionality, have been certified for Canada. With this certification, Constellation Payments is the first ISO to attain approval with Elavon for EMV contact and contactless terminal […]

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