- Skycore LLC's codeREADr app authenticates NFC transactions embedded in tags, wristbands, FOBs and phones.
- First pilot tracks & validates reusable, rechargeable NFC wristbands for secure ticketing and stored value.
Skycore LLC, developers of the commercial barcode and NFC validation app, codeREADr, are powering the first pilot where reusable, rewearable NFC-embedded wristbands can be tracked and validated using mobile, NFC-enabled Android devices. Wristbands embedded with NFC chips are currently used by some festival organizers to improve ticket security. Some multi-use transit cards, like Boston's CharlieCard, include NFC chips to enable fast, contactless validation. However, in both cases those tickets are typically validated either with stationary hardware or expensive mobile computers.
First Data Corporation, the Krakow Transportation and Infrastructure Authority, and City Parking Group announced the introduction of parking meters equipped with contactless payments functionality in the city of Krakow – the first contactless-enabled parking meters to be installed in Poland. Lack of spare change for parking meters can now be a concern of the past for drivers in Krakow, Poland.
Thales will be using its near-field communication (NFC) application throughout Auckland Transport's final smart card ticketing system, HOP, before deploying it globally across all networks and banks. The trial, which utilizes Telecom's XT network, is expected to enable participants to pay for Auckland's buses, trains and ferries through their mobile phones. The phone will communicate with the HOP terminal to complete the transaction without having to swipe or insert a card.