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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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The MicroPass 4003-S combines the flexible MicroPass 4003 contactless payment processor with a tuned RF antenna and superior shielding to create a pre-punched mobile handset sticker in CR80 card format for a variety of payment sticker applications.
PARIS -- Heralding a new era of open-standard contactless application development, INSIDE Contactless, a leading provider of advanced, open-standard contactless chip technologies, today announced it is opening up its award-winning MicroPass[R] platform to the developer community, and providing sample MicroPass cards, development tools and technical support to advance the creation of innovative new contactless data applications.
INSIDE's MicroPass[R] contactless payment platform has rapidly commanded a market-leading position in Canada, helping to create adoption momentum for contactless solutions," said Catherine Johnston, president and CEO, ACT Canada.
Affirming its position as the undisputed leader in the contactless payments market, INSIDE Contactless today announced that shipments of its revolutionary MicroPass[R] intelligent payment platform for contactless payment cards has surpassed 50 million units.
We are pleased to be able to support our close working relationship with Visa by bringing this new Streamline Online qVSDC implementation to market as rapidly as possible, and we are confident it will play a significant role in maintaining our leadership in the Visa payWave ecosystem," said Charles Walton, executive vice president of payments for INSIDE Contactless.
The Visa Micro Tag easily attaches to a key ring, and allows cardholders to pay by simply waving their fob in front of a contactless payment reader without the need to physically swipe or insert the device into a point-of-sale terminal.
Worldwide demand for contactless hardware, software, and services to support contactless adoption will reach more than $1 billion by 2012, up from just $260 million in 2007, according to a study by ABI Research.
ViVOtech, the leading supplier of contactless payment solutions, today announced that its ViVOpay 5000 can be used with Visa contactless programs in the Asia Pacific region.
a market leader in contactless payment readers, NFC payment, over the air (OTA) provisioning and transaction software is ranked at the top of ABI Research's latest Contactless Reader Vendor Matrix released this month.
Because they speed retail payments and public transportation, contactless payment deployments are quickly expanding around the world.
In 2006, at least 400 million chip-based payment cards were expected to be issued on a worldwide basis with MasterCard and Visa programs alone accounting for about 17 million contactless chip cards.
SEATTLE -- Tully's Coffee (Tully's) and Visa today announced their collaboration to make it easier for customers to grab their coffee and go by accepting Visa Contactless payments, an innovative new payment technology that speeds up transactions, making purchases faster and more convenient than cash transactions.