Hong Kong Fire Services Department to launch contactless triage cards to improve emergency response management

Hong Kong’s Fire Services Department is to introduce contactless triage or casualty classification cards containing an NFC chip and a QR code that enable rescue workers to communicate accurate real-time information about the injuries of individuals involved in large-scale accidents to other frontline staff, public hospitals and dispatch centres... More



Nike and Rtfkt use NFC to link physical clothing with NFTs

Nike and its digital fashion brand Rtfkt have launched a hoodie incorporating an NFC chip that enables purchasers to connect it to a digital version of the garment in the form of a non-fungible token (NFT) that can be ‘worn’ by digital avatars in Rtfkt’s Clone X avatar ecosystem... More


Huawei Pay goes live in Italy

Customers of Intesa Sanpaolo bank in Italy with a compatible smartphone can now digitise and add their PagoBancomat payment card to a Huawei Pay digital wallet and use it to make in-store NFC mobile payments... More



Global digital wallet spend to exceed US$12tn in 2026

The total value of digital wallet transactions globally will exceed US$12tn in 2026, up from US$7.5tn in 2022, and the total number of digital wallet users worldwide will increase from 3.4 billion in 2022 to more than 5.2 billion in 2026, according to a forecast by Juniper Research... More


Linxens opens NFCW Expo showcase

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Smartcard microconnector, inlay and antenna leader Linxens has opened a booth in the NFCW Expo, showcasing its latest contactless card innovations and providing readers with an easy way to connect with the company to learn more about its products and services... More



UK government to implement contactless digital border

The UK government is to begin testing technologies and greater use of biometric innovations for automated border identity verification checks as part of its newly published plans to develop, test and implement a “contactless digital border” at airports, ports and other entry points to the country... More