NFC technology based boarding system tests starting at Air France

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The airline is allowing passengers with enabled smartphones to take part in this trial service. Certain passengers on specific flights with Air France and who own smartphones that are NFC technology enabled will be able to take part in a trial boarding system for a span of six months as the airline tests the program. The near field communication boarding will be available only on flights between Toulouse-Blagnac and Paris-Orly. The service will take advantage of the Touch&Pass app from the airline that will use NFC technology to make it…

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NFC technology may be entering into India’s railway system

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NFC technology shows potential in railway ticketing NFC technology is beginning to become increasingly common in the world of transportation. The technology, which often takes the form of stickers, has begun appearing on plane and railway tickets. Some transportation officials believe that NFC technology could be an effective form of ticketing, allowing travelers more dynamic access to the information they may need. Nokia shares in the belief of this theory and is currently in negotiations with Metro Rail of India. Nokia begins to expand its use of NFC technology Nokia…

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NFC ticketing system to take place in the UK

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Public transportation and NFC technology come together The United Kingdom’s Everything Everywhere (EE), a mobile network operator and Internet service provider, has announced that it will be teaming with Stagecoach, an international transportation services provider, to test the country’s first commercial NFC ticketing system. NFC technology is becoming a popular option in the world of public transportation because of its uses in mobile commerce. The technology can turn nearly any mobile device into a payment platform, allowing consumers to make purchases of goods and services with nothing more than their…

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London’s transportation authority backs away from NFC technology for the Olympic Games

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Transport for London shies away from NFC The 2012 Olympic Games are quickly approaching and the United Kingdom has been working on ways to make the event memorable for the masses of people that will be flocking to the country. NFC technology has been a popular focus for the nation recently, because of the technology’s various uses in marketing, commerce, and information distribution. Transport for London (TfL), a government agency focused on public transportation in the city, had plans to incorporate NFC technology into its ticketing scheme. This plan may…

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