Orange plans to take its French NFC ‘Cityzi’ service nationwide following an initial successful launch in Nice. “This year we will be opening new cities,” said Thierry Barba, director of Ecosystem Development at Orange Group. “20-30 projects have been identified.” Barba used his presentation to highlight how Orange is the first operator to commercially deploy two mobile SIM-based NFC services. The Nice launch in May 2010, using Samsung devices, was followed by a UK launch last month, dubbed ‘Quicktap’, with partner Barclaycard. Barba also noted that this summer the service will become interoperable, with a Quicktap customer in the UK able to use the Nice service. Read More
June 28, 2011 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
ComfortDelGro to Implement VeriFone’s Integrated Taxi Contactless Payment Acceptance Solutions in its Fleet across Country
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY), today announced a contract to supply 15,600 NFC/contactless payment solutions to ComfortDelGro Corporation Ltd. for its Singapore taxi fleet.
“We’re seeing an increasing demand for contactless solutions across segments such as retailers, banks and mobile operators,” said Zvi Mitlanski, vice president & general manager, VeriFone Asia Pacific. “This is another tremendous competitive win for VeriFone’s integrated NFC/contactless solutions in the region’s taxi segment, following our earlier success with Cabcharge and GM Cabs in Australia.”ComfortDelGro is the largest fleet operator in Singapore with 15,600 taxis and is one of the world's largest land transport companies with a total fleet size of more than 45,600 vehicles. VeriFone’s VX 820 with integrated contactless payment acceptance capability will interface with the in-vehicle Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) in its entire fleet of taxis.
VeriFone previously supplied a smaller number of NURIT PIN acceptance systems and the new contract will replace those as well as some 10,000 other systems from a competitor. ComfortDelGro selected the VX 820 for its intuitive user interface for passengers and drivers, and its ability to provide integrated contactless solution in a small form factor coupled with the latest PCI PTS 3.0 security to future proof the investment.
“This is in line with the company’s move towards providing a contactless payment option on top of the cashless options that are already available on board our taxis. With the new VeriFone VX 820 payment system, passengers can look forward to more cashless payment options,” said Yang Ban Seng, chief executive officer, ComfortDelGro Taxi Business.
The VX 820 is the PIN acceptance solution in the new VX Evolution product family, which not only provides optional integrated contactless and NFC capabilities but also leading features such as industry firsts - a 3.5” color touch screen, ARM 11 processor and 500 MB memory. The contactless antenna in each system is also ergonomically designed to be under the display screen, with no need for a separate snap-on-reader or add-on peripheral.
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