Coles has launched Australia’s first consumer trial of the latest in contactless credit card technology, with the introduction of the new Coles Pay Tag™. The trial will enable a sample group of 5,000 customers to pay with their credit card and earn flybuys points, by simply using a Coles Pay Tag™ attached to their mobile phone.
Australian customers are actively seeking more convenient, time-saving ways to pay in the supermarket and this has resulted in Coles being one of the largest MasterCard® PayPassTM retailers in the world, with contactless payments increasing at Coles by over 70% in the last year.
SMARTRAC N.V., a developer, manufacturer and supplier of RFID transponders, tags and inlays, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Round Rock Research LLC to resolve a RFID patent dispute.
Rio de Janeiro will be the first city in Brazil to launch a pilot program enabling mobile NFC ticketing for public transportation. This innovative initiative is a pioneering partnership between RioCard Tecnologia da Informação, Gemalto, Motorola Mobility and the country’s four leading mobile operators - Claro, Oi, Telefónica and TIM, supported by the GSMA. Two hundred users of buses, trains and ferries have been selected to collaborate with these companies in this three-month pilot, which is expected to conclude in December 2013.
Isis®, the mobile commerce joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA Inc. and Verizon Wireless, today announced that leading payment terminal manufacturers and software providers are integrating Isis SmartTap™ capabilities across a comprehensive range of point-of-sale (POS) offerings, from high-end integrated POS terminals to vending and other unattended solutions. As Isis prepares for national availability later this year, today’s news signals support for SmartTap capabilities in a broad range of payment environments.
Savi Technology, the largest provider of active RFID technology (aRFID) to the United States Department of Defense (U.S. DoD) has responded to be a prime contractor to the U.S. DoD $204 million aRFID-IV proposal (RFP No. W52P1J-13-R-0050). RFID-IV follows RFID-III which expires this December and will provide a state-of-the-art, common, integrated structure for logistic tracking, locating, and monitoring of assets and commodities of the DoD, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), NATO, Coalition Partners, and other U.S. Government federal agencies. Savi was selected as a prime for the RFID-I, -II, and –III contracts, and is the only company to respond as a prime on all four proposals.
Enso Detego GmbH, a leading provider of RFID software products and solutions for the fashion industry, has appointed Stacey Shulman, a retail information technology professional, to its advisory board. In 2013, Ms. Shulman was named one of the seven most influential retail technology executives and “CIO of the Year” by RIS News and her industry peers.