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contactless

Making a connection between two devices without inserting a plug into a socket. The term is a bit misleading, because "physical contact" is very often made; for example, users tap smart cards on a reader or two smartphones are held back to back and do touch. However, the term refers to the lack of metal pins, or "contacts," which would be in a plug that presses against the metal pins in a socket. See contactless smart card and contactless payments.
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I'm delighted that more people can now enjoy the benefits of contactless payments and Oyster, which offer a more convenient way to travel.
Consumers typically made 10 contactless payments every second throughout 2014, with contactless cards being used a total of 319.
But some critics say the same technology that makes these contactless payment devices easier to use also makes them more of a target for thieves.
Naka city chose to adopt Fujitsu's contactless palm vein authentication technology for use in its new public library in view of offering convenience and safety to library users.
The first is to discuss models for more effective operations in consideration of the multiple contactless payment products in the field, in order to reduce complexity for consumers and merchants.
5 billion cards in 2006, about 25 percent of which equipped with contactless technology.
Data rich and full of previously unpublished case studies from around the world, the report profiles both regionally-focused contactless schemes like Hong Kong's Octopus, and the global solutions provided by payments giants Visa and MasterCard.
In the 12 months since Visa s Flow Faster advertising campaign starring Usain Bolt, Au338 million has been spent on contactless Visa cards, with an average purchase value of Au6.
Card schemes and a minority of issuers are making concerted efforts to extol the virtues of contactless solutions in order to stimulate not only awareness and uptake among consumers, but to encourage implementation and promotion within retailers too.
The front main entrance uses an auto-lock system which features contactless palm vein authentication technology by which a resident's identity can be verified by simply suspending the palm over the device.
The fully featured Contactless Kernel enables acceptance of Visa contactless and MasterCard PayPass enabled cards in retail and unattended environments.
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France -- AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, May 9th /PRNewswire/ -- INSIDE Contactless, pioneer in contactless technology and its market development, once again demonstrates its technological leadership in this field by introducing Accesso(TM), a low-cost multi-standard contactless USB PC reader, compliant with ISO 14443 A&B and ISO 15693 standards with additional capability to communicate with FeliCa chips.