COMPRION and P3 develop solution to test mobile payment services at point of sale

Mobile payment is starting to revolutionise the way we pay. But, regardless of already existing contactless communication standards such as NFC and EMVCo, payment service providers and terminal vendors are still coping with teething problems.

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What’s going to be on show in Barcelona?

A number of trends will be visible at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016. Here Dr Kevin Curran of Ulster University, describes some of the features.

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The smart home of the future is on our doorstep

Robot maids? Voice-activated appliances? Automatic meals? The smart home of the Jetsons, America’s favourite space-age family, is hovering ever closer to reality. And in 2016 it will arrive on our doorstep.

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Telit acquires key Stollmann wireless communications assets to boost capabilities in low-power IoT market

Telit has agreed to acquire Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Near Field Communication (NFC) assets in hardware and software from Stollmann Entwicklungs und Vertriebs Gmbh in Hamburg, Germany.

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Six ways NFC is transforming healthcare

Of the many industries using Near Field Communication (NFC) to add convenience, increase efficiency, and automate processes, healthcare is gaining ground. In a recent report, issued by technology analysts Transparency Market Research (TMR), healthcare is one of the fastest growing segments for NFC, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.4%.

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New smart wallet offers security and trackability with ultra-slim design

Have you ever lost your wallet? If you have, the security issues of a traditional wallet can cause irreparable harm in the form of indentify theft, stolen cash, skimmed credit card data and more.

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A digital necklace and a wearable soap win ‘Wearables for Good’ design challenge

A necklace that stores electronic health data to track child immunisation and a wearable soap that helps limit the spread of infectious viruses by encouraging hand washing have won the Wearables for Good challenge run by UNICEF, ARM and frog. The winning designs, both led by joint Indian-US teams, will each receive a prize of $15,000

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NFC: Where’s it come from and where’s it going?

An exclusive conversation with the inventors of NFC.

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Ericsson and VeriFone Mobile Money announce global partnership

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has announced a partnership with VeriFone Mobile Money, a provider of mobile payment solutions for merchant point of sale (POS). VeriFone Mobile Money Retail Enablement software suite will be integrated with Ericsson Wallet Platform to expand payment options, including in emerging markets.

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Shipments of NFC-ready POS terminals reached 9.5 million in 2014

According to a new research report from Berg Insight, the market for NFC-ready POS terminals continued to show strong momentum in 2014 with annual shipments reaching an estimated 9.5 million units worldwide. The attach rate for NFC was highest in EU28+2 and North America, where 80 percent and 75 percent respectively of the POS terminals

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SIMalliance publishes guidance on choosing the right NFC technology

SIMalliance has published guidance for banks, retailers, transit operators and other service providers aiming to bring NFC services to market, in an effort to help them choose the right NFC deployment technology model.

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The trade-offs of HCE on mobile payment security

The recent inclusion of host card emulation, known as HCE, into Android 4.4 KitKat last year opened up the possibility of performing mobile NFC payments without using a hardware secure element. But while HCE may potentially remove some of the complexity of SIM secure element NFC payments, this is only part of the story.

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Mobile payment focus is back to NFC rather than cloud-based solution

In February 2014 during the Mobile World Congress event, Visa and Mastercard announced that the both firms will support Host Card Emulation (HCE) initiative in order to help the take up of NFC services. PayPal entering the physical payment world with a wallet and Apple’s new iPhone 6 supporting NFC features with the Apple Pay

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Smart421 wins contract to deliver integration for new ITSO-based UK smart rail ticketing

UK IT services firm Smart421 has announces a new contract win to help deliver the next generation smart ticketing system for the Rail industry. The contract for a Transaction Management System (TMS) for South East Flexible Ticketing (SEFT) is awarded to Smart421 by the Rail Settlement Plan Limited, the commercial arm of the Association of

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Telefónica and Geotab partner to launch M2M plug-and-play fleet management solution

Telefónica and Geotab have announced an agreement to partner in Europe. The agreement will initially focus on the markets of Spain, Germany and the UK with the intention to explore Latin American markets in the near future.

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The HCE tap is open, let NFC services flow

I was prepared for Mobey Forum’s third annual Mobey Day event to be a lively affair. Bringing banks together with, amongst others, GSMA, chip manufacturers and mobile payment software providers to discuss the future of near field communication (NFC) was always going to ignite debate.

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