After many trials, NFC has been on the cusp of launching in Europe for some time now. It is regularly brought up in conjunction with mobile ticketing, which has been one of the key use cases always quoted for the Felica NFC system available in Japan for some years now.
The potential is huge – but where do we stand, in late October 2009?
Giacomo’s talk a few weeks back at the Mobile Ticketing Workshop in Århus, Denmark went down extremely well, rounding out an interesting discussion on the ins and outs of mTicketing. You can see his slides here: Mobile Ticketing Workshop 2009 View more presentations from Masabi. The ability to take payments from the customer and initiate [...]
On 28th October, the consultation period ends for the Department for Transport’s paper Developing a strategy for smart and integrated ticketing, which is effectively1 the latest round of defining the ITSO specification. ITSO was formed to build and maintain a specification for secure ‘end to end’ inter-operable ticketing transactions. Specifically they mean smartcard ticketing, although [...]