The 25-square-meter Easy Deli leverages UHF RFID tags on products and 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.
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Merchants are increasingly using physical cards for payments, as well as a growing number of smartphones equipped with either special chip readers or encoded images.
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.
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.
The use of NFC technology is becoming increasingly common on buses and subways around the world, especially through smartphones.