UL has extended its testing services to include Application Activation User Interface (AAUI) and Proximity Payment System Environment (PPSE) testing, enabling payments technology providers to ensure their products adhere to EMVCo's Contactless Mobile Payment Product Type Approval requirements.
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NFC technology provider C-Sam has announced a suite of NFC applets and test automation tools aimed at reducing the time needed for companies to develop, test and launch NFC products and services.
Riders in 5,000 taxicabs in the U.S. would be able to tap on NFC tags on video advertising screens to download apps, brand information, coupons, maps, music and videos, according to technology suppliers that have equipped the taxis for potential advertising campaigns.
The 5,000 taxis in which screens will get tags include 2,000 in New York City, 1,000 in Boston and 1,000 in Chicago, Mikhail Damiani, CEO of U.S.-based NFC marketing company Blue Bite, told NFC Times. The other 1,000 screens will be divided among Anaheim, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, he said.
Electronic components distributor Avnet is adding NFC and RFID readers, modules and tags made by Identive to its product range. "Having Identive on our line card enables us to offer customers more integrated module options, along with a vertically integrated transponder offering," says Avnet's Alex Iuorio.
Chip maker AMS has announced full availability of a new NFC chip which is designed to be integrated into a wide range of electronic devices to enable them to interact with NFC phones.
Canada’s largest bank and one of its three major mobile operators announced plans in May to commercially launch NFC payments by the end of the year, following a trial this summer. The Royal Bank of Canada, or RBC, and Bell Mobility plan to launch the SIM-based NFC payments service with debit and credit cards on up to five BlackBerry NFC phones and a range of Android devices from Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG Electronics and others. RBC said NFC will be the “first piece of a broad RBC mobile-commerce solution rolling out to clients this year,” including nonpayment services. The mobile-payments service will be part of the bank’s existing mobile-banking app and will work with the bank’s peer-to-peer payments service, which will enable RBC customers to send money to any individual or business in Canada.
Sony has unveiled a new NFC-enabled stereo Bluetooth headset designed to work with its Xperia smartphones. The wireless Sony SBH50 comes with a smart remote that includes an Oled screen to display text messages and caller information. Existing headphones can also be plugged into the SBH50 using a standard 3.5mm audio jack.