Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Pilot with NFC payments in Amsterdam

Lanmagazine reports that JCB has set up, together with CCV van der Velden, a trial to facilitate payments using the Near Field Communication Chips of Philips and transaction software of JCB. Other partners in the project are: KPN, PaySquare, GemPlus en ViVoTech.

The idea is to provide a phone to 100 Amsterdam people so that they can use it to pay for small payments at retailers in and around the World Trade Center Amsterdam. The goal of the pilot is to obtain more practical experience and user feedback.