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Octopus lets iPhone users personalise their digital transit card

PERSONALISATION: Apple users can now add specially designed art to their digital Octopus transit card Apple iPhone and Apple Watch users in Hong Kong can now personalise their digital Octopus transit card by adding specially designed card art from one of five collections of cartoons, portraits and other images created by Japanese and Hong Kong …

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Increasing adoption of NFC, QR codes and biometrics drives growth across cardless ATM market

The global cardless ATM market will have increased in value by US$2.11bn by 2026, an expansion driven by the growing adoption of NFC- and QR code-enabled smartphones and the emergence of biometric ATM technology, according to a Technavio forecast. North America will account for more than half of the growth in market share (53%) owing …

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Budapest to trial open loop contactless fare payments on airport shuttle bus

MOBILE PAYMENTS: Budapest’s airport shuttle bus is piloting open loop contactless fare payment in the city Passengers travelling on the 100E airport shuttle bus operated by Budapesti Közlekedési Központ (BKK) in the Hungarian capital of Budapest will soon be able to pay their fares by tapping their physical or digital contactless credit or debit card …

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British Airways trials contactless biometric boarding at London’s Heathrow Airport

CONTACTLESS CHECK-IN: Biometric cameras verify the passenger’s identity in less than three seconds Passengers on British Airways (BA) flights from London Heathrow’s Terminal 5 to Malaga in Spain will be the first to trial a contactless biometric check-in and boarding system that will enable them to travel through the airport and board an international flight …

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Sella trials contactless biometric credit card in Italy

BIOMETRIC AUTHORISATION: Cardholders place their finger on the biometric chip to make a payment The Sella banking group in Italy is piloting a biometric credit card that enables users to authenticate both contactless and contact payments with their fingerprint with selected customers of its subsidiary consumer credit company Sella Personal Credit. Once they have received …

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Mikroelektronika accelerates contactless payment terminal certification with Cilab’s ci230 test suite

TYPE APPROVAL: Cilab’s ci230 test suite has enabled Mikroelektronika to speed up terminal certification PARTNER NEWS: Czech-based automated ticketing systems provider Mikroelektronika has achieved certification for its CRE11 contactless payment terminal with a single type approval test that significantly reduced the product’s time to market using Cilab’s ci230 test bench. Using the ci230 throughout the …

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Transport for London sets out plans for next generation transport ticketing solution

PROJECT PROTEUS: TfL is to spend US$951m upgrading its revenue collection system Transport for London (TfL) is planning to integrate its Oyster closed-loop transit card into an account-based ticketing system for contactless fare payments as part of a network-wide scheme to upgrade its revenue collection system, according to a call for competition issued by the …

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NFCW invites readers to showcase their contactless products and services at Contactless World Congress

SUPPLIER SHOWCASE: Exhibitors can reach a massive, highly targeted audience, all year round Each of NFCW’s Contactless World Congress events in 2023 will include a supplier showcase session that will let readers discover the latest products and services from across the contactless ecosystem — just like they would when visiting the exhibition floor at a …

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