An NFC-based MaaS deployment is reaping benefits for riders and operators alike on one of the largest transit networks in the world in greater Paris. Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP), the state-owned public transport operator, partnered with Wizway Solutions to make MaaS available on the Paris Métro, Île-de-France tram, and RATP Bus 11 as well as part of the regional express rail (RER) network.
Use of Mobility as a Service or MaaS solutions is growing all over the world, and especially in cities with high commute demands and large populations. In the rapidly expanding Hauts-de-France region of France, MaaS helps to ease the growing pains. MaaS is the integration of various forms of transport services into a single mobility service accessible on demand.
Socket Mobile and SpringCard SAS announce licensing agreement to enable improved Contactless Customer Experiences
Socket Mobile, Inc., a leading provider of data capture and delivery solutions designed to enhance workplace productivity, is excited to announce it has licensed SpringCard SAS core contactless technology.
Tapwow and Avery Dennison Introduce the “Getting Started with NFC Tag Kit” based on NXP Chip Technology
Tapwow announces the release of the “Getting Started with NFC Tag Kit” in conjunction with Avery Dennison. The kit features a variety of the most popular NFC tags from Avery Dennison Smartrac featuring NXP® NFC ICs combined with the DIRX2 tag management software platform from Tapwow that allows customers to get started with NFC projects quickly and easily.
As Master of Ceremonies, Koichi Tagawa-san, chair, NFC Forum raised his champagne glass to the winners during an online NFC Forum Innovation Award ceremony recently to celebrate their victories. Each of the winner’s NFC products are transforming user experiences across the globe every day.
We all know that Near Field Communication, or NFC, is a technological standard based on radio-frequency identification (or RFID), which doesn’t require an internal power supply to operate. NFC can transmit information wirelessly over short distances. Now, you might recognize NFC as the same technology that allows secure payments from mobile pay systems (i.e. Google Pay, Samsung Pay and Apple Pay); this is known as “contactless” payment. Already popular, use of contactless forms of payment have skyrocketed over the last year fueled by the current pandemic.
For brands and retailers, it’s becoming all about their customers’ mobile phones. There are approximately three billion smartphones in use today meaning that over 20% of people on the planet have access to NFC. According to a recent ABI Research survey 44% of those with NFC use it daily or almost daily.