- McDonald's Accepts RFID Payments in Brazil
The restaurant chain's customers can now pay for their meals at drive-thru windows without having to take out a wallet.
- RFID News Roundup
Siemens unveils new UHF RFID reader with IoT interface ••• Lowe Rental, CoreRFID offer refrigerator-monitoring solution ••• Haydale Technologies, Star RFID partner to develop graphene inks for RFID ••• BCC Research market report shows strong RFID growth ••• iDTronic intros reader-writer for Industrial IoT ••• Cocoon In The Park festival boosts revenues with RFID cashless payments ••• C3 offers new platform for rapid AI deployment.
- STMicroelectronics Releases NFC Controller With Built-in Secure Element
The company's system-on-a-chip also includes an eSIM so that a single die can offer NFC and HF RFID functionality, as well as security and built-in memory.
- Parking Network Adopts Automatic Payment System
An agreement between Estapar, Fleetcor Technologies and Sem Parar will involve 1,000 parking lots throughout Brazil, providing greater fluidity of vehicles, as well as secure financial transactions and customer convenience.
- Swedish Watchmaker Brings NFC Payments to Its Smart Watches
Kronaby's Hybrid Smartwatch incorporates technologies from Fidesmo and STMicroelectronics that enable contactless payments, with access control and other functions slated for further use cases.
- Partnership to Offer Smart Vending Machines for RFID Access, Payments
Connect&GO has invested in 25 percent of Montreal start-up Brite4 to develop and market smart vending machines for self-serve festival, concert or resort access, using Brite4's machine and reader portal designs with Connect&GO software and integration.
- Jika Jika!, Other U.K. Festivals See Boost in Spending With NFC
This summer's music festival in Northern Ireland experienced a 23 percent increase in sales per person, thanks to an NFC-enabled cashless payment system from Event Genius.
- RFID Bolsters Charity Event
Poverty-fighting organization Tipping Point Community collected about $15 million with Connect&Go NFC RFID technology wristbands, enabling guests to raise their hands and make a pledge without requiring credit cards or pen and paper.
- Skiers Gain Art-Decorated RFID for Lift Access at Granite Peak
The system, provided by SKIDATA, will allow season- and day-pass owners to access the resort and lifts hands-free using an RFID card, and to utilize the same pass—which features artwork from a different local artist each year—to collect loyalty points and engage with the resort later in the season.
- NFC, Biometrics Bring Security to Crypto Payment Card
Cryptocurrency startup Unikeys is employing Near Field Communication and biometric technology in its payment card, so that users can safely make payments with tokens from services such as Bitcoin without exposing passwords or other data to the Internet.
- ParkPass Automates Access Control, Payments and Entertainment
Montreal-based NFC solutions company Connect&GO is marketing a system for parks and festivals that offers an à la carte solution featuring a single cloud-based platform to allow attendees to access the site, purchase snacks, or use games and photo booths.
- NFC Payment Solution Links NXP Technology With Visa, Mastercard
The technology company has joined the two finance firms to offer a single service for device manufacturers to provide contactless payment functions in their products, ranging from wristbands and jewelry to mobile devices.
- Garmin Releasing Its Second NFC-enabled Garmin Pay Product
The technology in the company's vivoactive 3 and Forerunner 645 Music watches consists of NXP Semiconductors' Secure Element and Loader Service for secure NFC-enabled transactions and integration to bank service companies.
- MeReal Biometrics Combines Biometrics and NFC Technologies for New Card Solution
The company, based in France and Hong Kong, is selling an ID card for the hospitality industry that leverages Near Field Communication, as well as biometrics and acoustic signals, to vary the level of security for access control, payments and VIP services.
- Proposed GS1 Specification Would Link Bar-Code, QR-Code, NFC and RFID Data
The organization's working group is planning a summer release of its new spec, while EVRYTHNG, a software company co-chairing the group, is selling its own platform to manage data about a product in a single location, whether accessed via NFC, RFID or bar-code technology.