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Global NFC Forum 2018 Innovation Award Winners Announced

The NFC Forum have announced the winners in its 2018 NFC Forum Innovation Awards Program. The winning entries were named at an awards ceremony held at the NFC Forum all-member meeting during its day-long NFC Innovation Day in London. Nine finalists were selected from over 60 entries and one first-place winner was chosen for each […]

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CIPURSE Spec chosen for fare collection in Moscow’s Innovation Hub

Global technical association, OSPT Alliance, has reported that its open, non-proprietary CIPURSE™ standard has been selected for a new automated fare collection solution trial across Moscow’s Skolkovo bus route. The trial will provide a secure and cost-effective ticketing solution for travellers between Moscow City’s business district and the city’s famed start-up and innovation hub, Skolkovo. […]

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EMVCo creates QR Payment Mark to promote acceptance of EMV® QR Code Payments

EMVCo, the global technical body that manages the EMV® Specifications, has created a QR Payment Mark to promote global interoperability across EMV QR Code payments. EMVCo has developed reproduction requirements and a free licensing structure to enable all implementers of EMV QR Code solutions to use the mark. QR Codes are two-dimensional machine-readable barcodes, increasingly used […]

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Payments as a Value Creator in the B2B Supply Chain

By Patrick Bermingham, CEO, Adflex.  A surprising number of big organisations still rely on traditional paper invoicing and BACS to pay their suppliers. While this approach has some advantages, the stretching of standard payment terms – particularly in embattled sectors like construction – is causing suppliers considerable pain. At first glance, this looks like the […]

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nexo standards Becomes First Association to be Granted ECSG Conformance Label

nexo standards, the open, global association dedicated to removing the barriers present in today’s fragmented global card payment acceptance ecosystem, has become the first industry body to be labelled as conformant to the European Card Stakeholders Group (ECSG) SEPA Cards Standardization Volume Version 8.0. The ECSG, a multi-stakeholder association promoting card harmonization in the Single Euro Payments Area […]

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FIME accredited to deliver intelligent e-ticketing testing and certification services

FIME’s EMEA laboratory has been accredited by CNA-Paycert in line with the Smart Ticketing Alliance (STA) ticketing scheme to deliver ISO CEN 16794 testing and certification services for analogue and digital RF transit ticketing readers. The accreditation, delivered by CNA-Paycert, enables public transport integrators, chip manufacturers and contactless reader vendors to validate the compliance of products (such as ticket […]

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