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PayByPhone Adds NFC to Mobile Payments for Ottawa’s Parking Spaces

Ottawa becomes the first Canadian city to incorporate Near Field Communications for parking VANCOUVER BC, April 26 2012 –  PayByPhone, a leading international provider of systems for parking and urban mobility payments is pleased to announce Ottawa as the latest major North American city to implement its popular cell phone payment method for parking. PayByPhone parking allows drivers to pay for and extend their parking time using a mobile app, online, or calling a local phone number. Ottawa is the first Canadian city to incorporate near field communication (NFC) and QR code features for its parking payments. “We’re pleased to be the first Canadian city to offer a NFC option to PayByPhone users,” said Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson. “The City of Ottawa is always looking at ways to provide better service to … Read entire article »

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NFC Enabled Vending Machines

Pepi Food Systems has planned a rollout of NFC enabled vending machines in all of their units by the end of 2012. Together with USA Technologies, cashless vending machines are coming to a corner near you… MALVERN, Pa., Apr 18, 2012 – USA Technologies, Inc., a leader of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for self-serve, small-ticket retailing industries, today announced that its customer, Pepi Food Services (“Pepi”), has signed an agreement to go 100 percent cashless by the end of 2012. Using USA Technologies ePort Connect(R) cashless payment and telemetry service, Pepi plans to convert its entire vending machine base to 100 percent cashless three years ahead of Pepi’s original plan. Pepi Food Services, based out of Dothan, Alabama, is a leader in the vending and food services arena. Two years ago, … Read entire article »

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NFC Tags Applied To Innovative Employee Fitness Gamification

  LONDON, 12 APRIL 2012: Digital marketing agency EHS 4D today unveils FloorD, a system incorporating the latest technology to get staff to step up to a ‘Summer Like No Other’ in London 2012. All staff have been equipped with NFC (near field communications) computer chips embedded into stickers that they swipe against card readers installed in stairwells in the agency’s 6-storey building in Central London. Every time they swipe, a signal is sent to a central server which keeps track of the number of stairs climbed. And if they swipe too many times or too quickly, the computer smells a rat, assumes they have taken the lift and deducts points for cheating. Each month, prizes are awarded to the departments and individuals with the most points. This innovative use of technology to … Read entire article »

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WIMA 2012 NFC Technology “Tap Into Innovations” Competition Winners

WAKEFIELD, Mass., Apr 12, 2012 The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC), and WIMA, a worldwide event dedicated to NFC technology, have announced the winners in their Tap Into Innovation: NFC Global Competition 2012. Travel was the common theme in the judges’ selections, while the audience voted for NFC badges that support non-profits. The winning entries were named at an awards ceremony held tonight as part of the WIMA event taking place in Monaco: — Best Innovative Solution for the entry that uses NFC technology in the most inventive way to address a market, business, or consumer need — SAi (Israel): Tag-a-Bag luggage tagging and identification — Best Business Viability for the entry that offers an NFC solution with the most commercial potential — … Read entire article »

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Nokia brings NFC to Nokia Lumia 610

Monaco – Nokia today announced an NFC version of the recently-launched Nokia Lumia 610, the most affordable smartphone in the Lumia range and the perfect introduction to Windows Phone for a younger audience. Orange will be the first operator to range the Lumia 610 NFC, which can pair with NFC accessories and read NFC tags. The Lumia 610 NFC also has the hardware and software enablers for the implementation of NFC payment and ticketing solutions, and has been certified for contactless payments both with MasterCard PayPassR technology, and with Visa’s mobile application for payments at the point of sale, Visa payWave. “Nokia continues to lead the field in NFC with this latest implementation on the Windows Phone platform, in which we have the full support of Orange,” said Ilari Nurmi, head … Read entire article »

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