Kurt Schmid
Phone: +43 7236 3351-4610


For release: 30 Jun 2010


The first price in the commercial category for the best Near Field Communication (NFC) Service goes to NEXPERTS, Austria. Each year the NFC Forum organizes a global competition to award the most innovative projects.

The awarded project Touch & Pay allows payment in a self service shop by a simple touch to the price label of a product with an NFC-enabled mobile phone.

NEXPERTS researches and develops since 2007 on mobile contactless solutions. The NFC enabled mobile phones will allow using a key, a ticket, a loyalty card, a gift voucher and a payment card in a secure and convenient way. By a simple touch users will be able to initiate any service from shopping to ticketing and much more.

The award worth 5.000 Euros has been handed over by the Chairman of the NFC Forum Koichi Tagawa to the founder and CEO of NEXPERTS, Kurt Schmid in Karlshamn, Sweden. Winning the first place is a special motivation for us and encourages our passion to improve and ease the services on mobile phones. ” says Kurt Schmid. The second and third place went to companies from USA and Japan.

NEXPERTS customers are leading mobile network operators as well as operators of payment, loyalty and gift voucher systems. The company is located in Hagenberg, Austria and is member of the NFC Forum.

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