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SPS new “Hybrid 8” module revolutionizes hybrid contact / contactless card embedding

Smart Packaging Solutions, a world leader in eID documents, is introducing “Hybrid 8,” its new micro module, for hybrid cards with two chips: one contact and one contactless. The new Hybrid 8 module has exactly the same dimensions as SPS Dual 8 module used for dual interface cards that support contact and contactless communication with […]

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Netclearance releases mBeaconSAM, the first commercially-available Bluetooth 5 payment beacon

Netclearance, providers of smart Bluetooth payment terminals, today unveils the world’s first commercially available Bluetooth 5 payment beacon. mBeaconSAM comes in a mini SIM-card sized smart card that fits into existing card reader terminals and will enable them for IoT payments transactions. The company says that the device brings three key benefits to merchants and […]

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Card payments more than double in 10 years

The number of purchases using debit and credit cards has more than doubled in the past 10 years, as contactless payments and online retail have driven a change in the way consumers pay, a new report from The UK Cards Association shows. Debit and credit cards were used to make 16.4 billion purchases in 2016, […]

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Belfius incorporates Worldline technology in its contactless payment application

Customers of Belfius Bank who have the Belfius Mobile application can now make payments with their Android compatible mobile telephone by holding it close to a payment terminal equipped with contactless technology. They do not necessarily need to take their Bancontact, Maestro, Mastercard or Visa card out of their wallet anymore. Worldline, through its subsidiary […]

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Cardtek, NXP provide technolgy for “emPay” mobile wallet service in Dubai

Cardtek, is collaborating with NXP Semiconductors to deliver the first nationally sanctioned mobile wallet solution for the United Arab Emirates. Emcredit, a fully owned subsidiary of the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED), will launch emPay, a secure mobile payment platform that offers all United Arab Emirates residents the ability to easily pay for a wide […]

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Milano City bluetooth beacon network powered by Connecthings’

The City of Milano’s urban totems are now equipped with Connecthings’ Bluetooth beacons. These beacons are able to interact with all mobile applications (when the Bluetooth is activated on the smartphone) to send contextualized information. The mobile application “VisitMilano” is the first application powered by Connecthings’ Internet of Things platform to interact with the beacon […]

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