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NFC Mobile Payment Platform Launch

Helixion, the NFC mobile payment specialists, has today announced the launch of its lok-MPL mobile payments platform. lok-MPL is a complete multi-scheme application platform for mobile NFC payments. Already in use by 12 major banks and financial institutions throughout Europe, the lok-MPL platform is the first to enable the creation of mobile payment applications that operate across any digital wallet, any payment scheme, any phone and any secure element. “The NFC mobile payments is set to explode over the next few years. Financial services companies and mobile network operators are extremely keen to be able to monetise NFC mobile payment services. We believe that the official launch of the lok-MPL is a step forward for the marketplace delivering tangible benefits for businesses looking to move their mobile payment strategies forward,” said Sue Balatoni, Managing Director at Helixion. The … Read entire article »

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Connecthings « Tags » Barcelona and the Mobile World Congress

Connecthings « Tags » Barcelona and the Mobile World Congress The city of Barcelona and the Mobile World Congress leverage the platform and the expertise of Connecthings, the European leader for contactless NFC services Paris, February 20th. On the occasion of the GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world’s premier mobile industry event taking place in Barcelona from February 25th to 28th, Connecthings launches a panel of NFC services (Near Field Communication) within the Catalan capital. Smart access points are installed throughout the city, the airport, hotels and at the heart of the event for the “NFC Experience”, allowing to access dynamic and contextualized services. To make this new experience possible, Connecthings builds on its AdTagTM platform, a tag and contactless services management solution with unique capabilities. This cloud-based tool allows to optimally and dynamically … Read entire article »

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NFC Solutions Summit 2012

 NFC Forum Chairman Koichi Tagawa to Deliver Opening Keynote at NFC Solutions Summit, May 22   NFC Forum Track on May 23 Will Highlight the State of Technology; Forum Chairman Will Also Address NFC Meetup Group May 23   WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – May 21, 2012 – The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, announced that Forum Chairman Koichi Tagawa will be the opening keynote speaker May 22 at the NFC Solutions Summit taking place in Burlingame, California. Mr. Tagawa will address the plenary attendees on the topic “NFC Momentum: Beyond the Killer App.”   The NFC Solutions Summit, May 22-24, is a comprehensive North American showcase for the high-growth NFC technology, and it is jointly presented by the NFC Forum and the Smart Card Alliance . At the event, industry leaders … Read entire article »

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NFC Technology For Airline Passenger Services

France – Toulouse-Blagnac airport has worked in collaboration with Research In Motion, Orange and SITA to reach new heights in innovative customer service. The airport is launching a Near Field Communication (NFC) trial that enables passengers to pass seamlessly through the airport using just their mobile phones. In a worldwide first for an airport, using a SIM card-based safety protocol, 50 frequent flyers will take part in a trial at Toulouse airport this summer, to test the new service on their BlackBerry® smartphones. NFC technology allows easy access to a wide range of useful services. Using a wireless short-range connection a simple tap of the mobile device can validate a flight ticket, pay for goods or receive information about, for example, departure gates, flight changes and other relevant information. Arriving at T-B … Read entire article »

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Identive Group Launches NFC Tag CMS

The Identive Group will launch their NFC tag content management system at the NFC Soltutions Summit May 22-24. “Identive’s new NFC tag management service enables the creation of dynamic mobile marketing and service programs that allow brand sponsors, merchants and other content owners to test and tune their messaging in real time. Our cloud-based architecture also allows content owners to mobilize information into consumable bites for targeted demographics, resulting in more meaningful engagement with consumers,” said David Holmes, vice president Mobility & NFC Solutions for Identive. “An innovative, interactive mobile dashboard app allows users to receive richer and more personalized content whenever they tap their phones to an associated NFC tag. Users can then shape their own experience by using the app to set preferences, save and organize tag content on … Read entire article »

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