The end of point of sale as we know it?

There are certain situations where consumers will want to take their time when making an important purchase and enjoy the whole buying experience – when searching for a brand-new car, for example.

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Cradlepoint announces the release of NetCloud Perimeter service to secure and isolate connected devices

Cradlepoint, the provider in cloud-managed networking solutions over wired and wireless broadband, announced the general release of its NetCloud Perimeter service, a Software-Defined Perimeter solution that provides a private cloud network over any Internet connection to secure and isolate connected devices,

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New COMPRION TraceCase helps to solve communication failures in contactless payments

In all areas where NFC is applied, especially in contactless payments, failure in communication can lead to bad user acceptance. Ralph Kamp, product manager for NFC test solutions at COMPRION explains: “Probably all of us have experienced this before:

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Bricks and mortar stores step up

Long drives to stores, items out of stock, no staff available to help – these common complaints about brick-and-mortar shops have made it easy to see why e-commerce has enticed customers away from physical retailers over the last decade.

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Retail industry’s installed base of cellular M2M devices to reach 49.2m by 2020, says Berg

The number of cellular M2M connections in the retail industry reached 33.7 million worldwide in 2016, according to a new research report from Berg Insight.

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Mobile wallet spend to rise by more than 30% this year, reaching US$1.35trn says Juniper Research

Global spend via mobile wallets is expected to rise by nearly 32% this year to US$1.35 trillion. That is according to a new study from Juniper Research.

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Cisco Jasper expands IoT services to businesses in Chile and Hong Kong

Businesses in Chile and Hong Kong will be able to leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) to deliver new revenue-generating services, following deals between Cisco and Entel in Chile as well as SmarTone in Hong Kong.

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Billion Electric launches compact 4G/LTE M2M routers for industrial applications

Billion Electric Co. Ltd, the provider of carrier-grade network equipment and ICT solutions in Asia Pacific, announced the launch of its high-performance 4G LTE industrial M2M router – M100.

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MultiTech and Novotech deliver plug-and-play cellular to Ethernet bridge in Canada

Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. has announced the availability of its popular MultiConnect® eCell in Canada from Novotech Technologies.

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Embedded computer firm congatec appoints Technagon as sales technology partner

congatec, works for embedded computer modules, single board computers (SBCs) and embedded design & manufacturing (EDM) services, has appointed design services company Technagon as sales technology partner to strengthen its portfolio of customer-specific system design & manufacturing services for point-of-sale (POS) and ticketing systems, vending machines and systems, digital signage and eMobility applications.

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Apple and Samsung drive NFC mobile payment users to nearly 150m globally this year

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the number of consumers making contactless payments via their mobile handsets will reach 148 million this year, with Apple and Samsung together accounting for nearly 70% of new customers.

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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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LTE-M – clarity on the path ahead

Freedom of choice is a wonderful thing – until you have to make a critical decision that’s going to affect your life – or your business – for years to come. Until recently, the range of wide area connectivity technologies for M2M and IoT applications was largely limited to cellular, satellite and WiFi. The last

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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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RACO Wireless signs up Apriva and partners with Enterprise Mobile

RACO Wireless, a machine-to-machine (M2M) provider for T-Mobile USA, Inc., today announced that Apriva, a provider of end-to-end wireless transactions and secure information solutions, will utilise RACO Wireless to support Apriva’s Point of Sale (POS) customers that use 2G payment terminals.

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FIME certifies that Qatar National Bank's NFC payments solution meets MasterCard PayPass specifications

Palaiseau, France – FIME, a global consulting and market integration tester for smart devices and secure chip-based applications, has certified Qatar National Bank’s contactless mobile payments system for compliance with MasterCard® PayPass™ specifications. The pilot project, which began roll-out in March this year, is Qatar’s first near field communication (NFC) payments initiative.

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