FirstGroup – NFCW https://www.nfcw.com B2B news, analysis and educational resources on the latest trends and technologies in payments, transit ticketing, near field communication (NFC) and contactless, and beyond Mon, 04 Feb 2019 21:42:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.2 https://www.nfcw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/cropped-nfcw-favicon-white-32x32.png FirstGroup – NFCW https://www.nfcw.com 32 32 37289602 Manchester to get mobile ticketing and contactless payments https://www.nfcw.com/2015/09/07/337562/manchester-to-get-mobile-ticketing-and-contactless-payments/ Mon, 07 Sep 2015 14:50:20 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=37562 Commuters across the UK city of Manchester will soon be able to buy Metrolink tickets using a Get Me There mobile app and make contactless payments for printed tickets at more than 250 machines, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has announced. Bus operators Arriva, First and Stagecoach will also introduce smartcards that can be used […]

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Exterion to roll out beacons across public transport in the UK https://www.nfcw.com/2015/05/20/335335/exterion-to-roll-out-beacons-across-public-transport-in-the-uk/ Wed, 20 May 2015 12:45:57 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=35335 Out-of-home media owner Exterion Media UK is to roll out Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons across public transport services in “major cities” in the UK to deliver marketing messages to passengers’ smartphones. The move follows a successful pilot conducted on buses in Norwich last year in partnership with mobile marketing and NFC specialist Proxama and […]

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Norwich buses get Bluetooth beacons that deliver offers to passengers on the move https://www.nfcw.com/2014/11/25/332905/norwich-buses-get-bluetooth-beacons-deliver-offers-passengers-move/ Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:51:08 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=32905 UK transportation operator FirstGroup has installed Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons on buses in the city of Norwich to help deliver content and offers to passengers’ smartphones. Twenty merchants have signed up for a six month pilot of the service, which was developed in partnership with Proxama and OOH media owner Exterion Media and forms […]

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First Bus takes Pingit nationwide https://www.nfcw.com/2014/11/21/332859/first-bus-takes-pingit-nationwide/ Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:16:31 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=32859 UK bus operator First Bus is to accept payment via Barclays Pingit nationwide following a trial launch in selected areas of the country. “Despite only recently adding Pingit as a payment option for customers, in some of First’s operating areas, the Pingit share of m-ticketing transactions is approaching 7%,” the operator explains. “More than 50% […]

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Almex offers NFC ticketing https://www.nfcw.com/2011/10/05/310499/almex-offers-nfc-ticketing/ Wed, 05 Oct 2011 10:18:52 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=10499 Hoeft & Wessel’s Almex e-ticketing system now allows fares to be dynamically calculated and charged after passengers wave their contactless EMV credit card as they board and again as they leave public transport. The NFC-compatible system transacts in under 500ms, is ITSO, VDV-KA and Calypso-compliant and uses CreditCall’s EMVx contactless kernel. UK bus operator First […]

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NFC news in brief • 12 Sept 2011 https://www.nfcw.com/2011/09/12/39877/nfc-news-in-brief-12-sept-2011/ Mon, 12 Sep 2011 18:09:41 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=9877 News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Austrian bus stops offer NFC updates • Caen gets NFC transit stops too • NFC tag store opens in Korea • Belgian museum offers NFC info • Gentag picks up patch patent • plus Clear2Pay, ITSO, TfL, FirstGroup, Google and more...

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