NFC World

Uralkali rolls out NFC-based remote production monitoring system

Uralkali introduces mobile inspection system for process equipment — World Fertilizer Magazine — “The technology recognises electronic NFC (near field communication) tags on the production equipment and the inspection data is transmitted from smartphones to the database via WiFi… The technology was piloted at the Berezniki-4 plant in Russia’s Perm region, and the system is now being introduced across all of the company’s plants.”




Tinkoff turns its mobile banking app into a full-service digital marketplace

Tinkoff super-app boosts digital leadership in European fintech space — Tinkoff — “The super-app is both our own version of the App Store, with its own mini apps, and the first WeChat-like app in the Russian or any European financial market, featuring products and services from our partners… External partners can connect to the marketplace (via open API) using the ‘app-in-app’ model and offer targeted products and services within the Tinkoff app.”



What's New in Payments

Russia’s domestic payments system to expand into Europe

Presentation of the first European acquirer of the Mir card scheme at the Russian-British business forum — Roscongress — “The ability to make transactions through the Russian system will simplify payment transactions for customers of companies that offer products or services in the Russian market and, as a result, increase their turnover. For the UK, which will be the first launch country, the Mir payment system opens up access to the Russian consumer market.”