- 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.
Following a competitive tender, Parkeon Transit has won a contract with Translink to supply 275 of its advanced Parkeon P50 handheld ticket machines for use on train services. The new units will be rolled out in 2013 and will not only offer cash and contactless smart card transactions but will also handle payment by chip and PIN credit/debit card and contactless EMV.
Mal McGreevy, Translink's General Manager, Rail Services said "Translink have been pioneers in innovative smart ticketing technology with customer smartcards electronically accepted on-train since 2002. These new P50 ticket machines will make it easy and convenient for our customers to purchase tickets on board with their credit and debit cards including EMV Contactless transactions. "
Platform and Services Enable Merchants, Banks, and Partners to Offer the Next Generation of Digital Payments
MasterCard announced PayPass Wallet Services, a new global offering for banks, merchants and partners that will make it faster and easier for their customers to make purchases in stores or online by allowing them to securely pay with a simple click of the mouse, touch of the tablet screen or tap of the smartphone. PayPass Wallet Services delivers three distinct components — PayPass Acceptance Network (PayPass Online and PayPass Contactless), PayPass Wallet and PayPass API. These services enable a consistent shopping experience no matter where and how consumers shop, as well as a suite of digital wallet services, and developer tools to make it easier to connect other wallets into the PayPass Online acceptance network.
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.