Businesses and shoppers can both benefit when people can make payments and obtain information with a quick tap of a smartphone.
After embedding radio frequency identification into its park-access bracelets several years ago, Walt Disney World now plans to begin focusing more on smartphone apps.
With shopping behaviors changing at fuel stations and their convenience stores, a cloud-based solution from PDI is tracking fuel levels and in-store sales, helping businesses automate replenishment, predict sales and provide digital purchasing experiences.
The technology firm has acquired NFC payment company Mobeewave, teamed up with BMW for keyless car access, and released a feature for developers to provide easy NFC transactions without requiring an app.
The introduction of an active RFID system by marine terminal operators at the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach achieved the expected benefits—and some unexpected ones.
The 25-square-meter Easy Deli leverages UHF RFID tags on products, as well as readers at the point of sale and exit, to enable shoppers to buy goods by placing them on the sales counter and approving the purchase without human assistance.
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The DESFire EV3 IC is designed to provide security and connectivity to contactless smart-city services.
Billfold POS, which provides a contactless experience that includes payments and access control, is adding RFID-enabled ID checks and touchless payments as entertainment venues reopen, as well as a wallet app for stadiums, airports and other spaces.
The growth in the use of NFC contactless cards and smartphones is stimulating retailers to accelerate and simplify payments.