Tag: Contactless

Making travel more personal

Contactless travel cards aren’t new – many countries already offer them, from Hong Kong’s Octopus card to London’s Oyster card. What is the first of its kind, however, is a customized travel card, which is what Stockholm Public Transport (“Storstockholms Lokaltrafik”) is now offering.

Orange and Barclaycard bring contactless payments to the UK

If you were following the news last Friday you’ll have seen that major advances have been made in introducing mobile phone contactless payment systems. Indeed, as reported by Vlad Savov at Engadget (alongside many others), Orange and Barclaycard have launched ‘Quick Tap’ NFC mobile payments in the UK. The demand is there for contactless payments. […]

Mobile phones as room keys – whatever next?

With the constant growth of contactless applications, one wonders what other areas of our everyday lives one day could be NFC-enabled.
Would you have thought of using your phone to open you hotel room or unlock and start your car?

Earlier this year we saw the first demonstrations of NFC being used as a car key, for both accessing and starting the vehicle. It may not be too long before we see the same system being adopted for commercial, or even residential, premises.

What are contactless stickers? How can you use them to…

You may have seen our announcement yesterday with UniCredit in Slovakia where we were selected to supply stickers that contain a contactless payment function. These little beauties based on MasterCard PayPass technology can be stuck to any object turning it into a banking card. This means you no longer have to leave the house with […]

The (Payment) Times, They Are A-Changing

You might recall my blog last month, “When in Rome, Have Your Card Declined,” when I lamented about the United States not following the rest of the world with EMV payment technology. Well, it looks like that is about to change. Last week, Visa announced plans to accelerate the migration to EMV chip technology and the adoption of mobile payments.

Discuss the drivers of NFC with us at NFC World…

Near Field Communication is a hot topic in the news at the moment. Wherever you look, you see another story about a  shop using NFC to enable contactless technology, or another mobile operator enabling its contactless payments with a touch of the cell phone. But what really stands out for the users? What do they […]