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  • NFC Headlines at Afro Nation Festival

    A cashless-payment solution known as Event Genius was offered at last year's global festival in Ghana and is now planned for use at Afro Nation Portugal, with the goal of reducing queues, increasing purchasing and decreasing theft.

  • Mobile Phone Companies to Demonstrate UWB Payments

    NTT Docomo, Sony and NXP plan to show how ultra-wideband technology can enable consumers to make payments via smartphone, based on their location, without having to tap the phone or remove it from a pocket or purse.

  • Transport Companies in Miami, Philadelphia Opt for Contactless Payments

    The use of NFC technology is becoming increasingly common on buses and subways around the world, especially through smartphones.

  • Holiday Donors Use NFC for Salvation Army Kettle Pay

    The organization rolled out NFC-based Apple Pay and Google Pay options for payments at shopping areas around U.S. cities for the 2019 holiday season, providing a digital option for donors who may not carry spare change in their pockets.

  • Hyde Park Winter Wonderland Intros NFC-Enabled Season Pass

    Any of the event's 3.7 million attendees who want to try out the 70 amusement park rides can purchase NFC-enabled passes that will allow them to simply tap a card at each ride to gain entrance, rather than buying and handling paper tokens.

  • RFID News Roundup

    CAEN RFID intros fixed reader for retail, warehousing; STMicroelectronics launches new payment system-on-chip; Industrial Internet Consortium announces contestants for IoT smart buildings challenge; BehrTech, MAJiK Systems partner on IoT connectivity for industrial brownfield environments; Impinj extends support for Japan's electronic tag initiative at convenience stores, drug stores.

  • NXP Offers UWB Fine-Ranging Chipset for Mobile Devices

    The SR100T chipset is designed for use with payment-enabled devices featuring Near Field Communication and Secure Element hardware.

  • Montreal Students Use NFC to Go Cashless at School Events

    HEC Montreal's student association has adopted a system from Connect&Go that enables students to create a prepaid account and then make deductions with an NFC-enabled ID card, thereby eliminating the time-consuming process of paying with cash or credit cards.

  • Sales Up By 40 Percent for New York Venues With RFID Wristband

    Billfold POS's HF RFID-based solution allows concert-goers to make credit card payments for food, beverages and merchandise at Brooklyn Mirage and similar venues, thereby reducing payment times to less than five seconds and reducing or eliminating queues.

  • RFID News Roundup

    SML unveils item-level RFID tagging and software package; Nordic ID intros RFID reader, IoT platform; Silicon Labs, Allegion collaborate on IoT security solutions; VMware announces new features for its Pulse IoT Center; NFC Forum to host event in China; Festicket acquires Event Genius and Ticket Arena; SensThys offers new RFID antennas; Nedap launches RFID Loss Prevention Academy.

  • RFID Delivers Gaming, Access to Comic Con Fans

    ReedPOP is expanding services with its NFC RFID-enabled badges for more than 150,000 New York Comic Con fans at this year's event.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Schreiner ProTech intros RFID label with moisture sensor; JADAK unveils RAIN RFID starter kit; ForgeRock announces open-source IoT edge solution; Synchronoss Technologies partners with Arrow Electronics, Microsoft on smart-building solutions; B.O.S. rebrands its RFID and Mobile Division; Event Genius, Afro Nation sign cashless payment agreement for Ghana.

  • NFC Pays for Parking With HonkTAP

    Technology company Honk Mobile has teamed up with Smartrac and Apple to create a system for users to tap a phone against an NFC sticker to make a payment within seconds, without requiring the downloading of an app.

  • RFID News Roundup

    STMicroelectronics unveils toolset to ensure IoT cyber-protection; Identiv, Schreiner Group to provide RFID inlays for medical anti-counterfeiting; ProxiGroup RFID Solutions offers site-survey system using RFID, IoT; Pod Group enables Alemetic Systems to transport valuable cargo across African jungle; Powercast's long-range wireless power technology gains three FCC approvals; Patron Technology acquires RFID cashless payments company Token Systems.

  • IoT Tracks Vending and Coffee Machines

    Vendon is partnering with AT&T to provide Internet of Things-based access to data regarding machines that dispense snacks and drinks, thereby helping operators, machine owners and product brands know that goods are available at the appropriate temperature.

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