Tag: Contactless/NFC

Alliance Activities : Events : NFC Application Ecosystems Webinar Series

NFC Application Ecosystems Webinar Series Smart Card Alliance Mobile Council Webinar Series The Smart Card Alliance Mobile Council hosted a series of webinars for Smart Card Alliance members to describe the wide variety of NFC applications and the ecosystem participants that are involved in delivering those applications. The webinar series provided a broad overview of…
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Alliance Activities : Publications : Mobile/NFC Standards Landscape

Mobile/NFC Standards Landscape Download the standards landscape reference guide. Download the standards landscape interactive PowerPoint presentation. Mobile NFC applications follow a wide variety of standards and specifications, some that govern the core technology and functionality of mobile NFC devices and some that are specific to applications. The Smart Card Alliance Mobile and NFC Council developed…
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Alliance Activities : Publications : Near Field Communication (NFC) and Transit: Applications, Technology and Implementation Considerations

Near Field Communication (NFC) and Transit: Applications, Technology and Implementation Considerations Publication Date: February 2012 Download the white paper. NFC technology has the potential to redefine the mobile arena by offering new opportunities for people to communicate, make purchases, and access information. However, the complexity of the NFC ecosystem and the challenges of widespread deployment…

About Smart Cards : Applications : Transit Open Payments Resources

Transit Open Payments Resources Smart cards are used worldwide in transportation applications, with millions of smart cards in use for both transit fare payment and parking fee payment. In the U.S., most major metropolitan areas have smart card systems in use in fare collection, all of them proprietary systems provided on a turnkey basis. In…
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Alliance Activities : Publications : Transit and Contactless Open Payments: An Emerging Approach for Fare Collection

Transit and Contactless Open Payments: An Emerging Approach for Fare Collection Publication Date: November 2011 Download the white paper. Two of the undeniable forces behind the evolution of transit fare payments have been passenger needs for rapid fare payment transaction speeds and payment choices. A third legitimate element, more recently, merits inclusion: payment security. Throughout…
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Alliance Activities : Publications : Fare Payment and Collection Systems : Guidelines

Planning for New Fare Payment and Collection Systems: Cost Considerations and Procurement Guidelines Publication Date: March 2010 Download the white paper. Download the Excel transit payment system cost model. The management and operation of fare payment systems in the U.S. public transportation industry require considerable expenditure of labor and materials. The manufacture and distribution of…

About Smart Cards : Applications : NFC

NFC Resources Near Field Communication (NFC) technology is a standards-based wireless communication technology that allows data to be exchanged between devices that are a few centimeters apart. NFC operates at 13.56 MHz and transfers data at up to 424 Kbits/seconds. NFC is distinguished by its intuitive interface and its ability to enable largely proprietary wireless…