NFC Technology – Your Pass Wed, 08 Jun 2022 14:56:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 NFC Technology – Your Pass 32 32 Intelligent packaging: revolutionizing the link between manufacturers and consumers Wed, 08 Jun 2022 14:16:11 +0000

In partnership with IoP Journal

Automating supply chains improves operational efficiency and profitability. Internet of Packaging (IoP) technologies, such as RFID, barcodes, QR codes, and digital printing, have already been understood and adopted, and are now beginning to emerge with new competitive advantages over the market. Inventory control, authenticity, security, and customer experience are just part of what the IoP has started to deliver. Learn how IoP technologies can provide information a consumer needs to know before buying a particular product, and how they can improve customer relationships and reveal data on a wide variety of concerns. Learn how these technologies deliver product authenticity, durability, and powerful customer experiences, plus measurable ROI.

Welcome and introduction
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

11:05 a.m.
Smart packaging technologies: RFID, QR codes and digital printing
Smart supply chains create opportunities for smart packaging. Information regarding the sustainability of companies and products is one of the benefits of the interaction between manufacturer and consumer offered by smart packaging solutions. The valuable time consumers have a product in their hands, in front of a store display or at their table, can be converted into more consumption and increased customer experience and satisfaction.

11:40 a.m.
Alcohol company uses NFC to ensure authenticity of its products
Brazilian liquor producer Roma uses Near Field Communication technology to connect shoppers to its Cachaça Roma brand and improve the customer experience. Cachaça, the national spirit of Brazil, is a distilled beverage produced exclusively in the country, and it is used to make the country’s most famous cocktail, the caipirinha. The company chose an NFC-compatible solution that would facilitate traceability and thus eliminate the risk of counterfeiting the drink, and which would provide security to consumers of the product. Find out how technology is helping Roma better understand the consumption habits of its customers.

RFID readers Sustainable development solutions
Sustainability is on the agenda for businesses and consumers today. According to market research, there has been a 22 percentage point increase during the COVID-19 pandemic in the importance of sustainability as a crucial element in shoppers’ choice of brand, which reaches now 55% of consumers. Find out how RFID has helped businesses in various industries, including food, achieve a regenerative retail economy.

12:35 p.m.
Pharmaceutical industry serializes drugs in Brazil
Brazil’s National Medicines Control System (SNCM) focuses on ensuring product authenticity, a widespread global issue in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. GS1 Datamatrix technology is used throughout the country following a mandate from the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa). Pharmaceuticals are monitored in supply chains from manufacturing to consumption. This session will feature a discussion among several pharmaceutical companies around the world who are testing the system and intend to adopt RFID and other smart packaging technologies.

12:55 p.m.
Last word
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

Register now

UWB “Key experience”: How the iPhone becomes a car key Mon, 06 Jun 2022 14:16:19 +0000

Keyless systems for cars are convenient, but they’re not without controversy. Existing security solutions, which make a classic car key obsolete, can be tricked. Many high-priced automobile owners who have been theft victims can tell you a thing or two about this. With the so-called Ultrawideband (UWB) technology, more and more car manufacturers now want to put an end to these criminal activities. Read this article to find out how it works, for example, with a BMW 220i and the iPhone, and also why UWB has the potential to revolutionize the smart home market.

Hand on heart: While searching for the car key in trouser and jacket pockets, every driver has probably left their take-out coffee mug or other items on the roof of the car. Bad luck for those who have already temporarily forgotten about the object placed on the roof when getting into the car. Thousands of car rear windows have suffered coffee drops, laptops are smashed on the roads and lost briefcases bear witness to such misfortune.

Keyless systems ensure that the car unlocks automatically as soon as the owner approaches without having to take the key or press a button on the fob. The engine can also be started at the touch of a button, without an ignition lock in place. With previous systems, however, convenience comes at the expense of security, as they can be fooled with a little technical knowledge or a manageable financial outlay.

If the user approaches the car with the iPhone in their pocket, the door unlocks automatically. If you pay close attention, you can hear the door unlock just before you pull the handle. / © Alexander Hauk

With conventional keyless technology, in fact, the system measures the reception level of the key radio signal without checking whether the measured reception level makes sense. Sometimes all it takes is for the signal level to be high enough, and then the car doors will unlock. Criminals exploit this weak point using special devices. They extend and amplify the radio signal of the key, which the rightful owner attaches, for example, to the key ring behind his own front door or leaves on the restaurant table. According to a recent survey of 500 cars by the German Automobile Club (ADAC), only about 5% of vehicles are well protected against theft.

Several car manufacturers rely on UWB

A so-called relay attack as described above does not work with ultra-wideband technology. In fact, the system not only measures the signal level, but thanks to UWB, it also measures the propagation time of the radio signal extremely accurately. If the range is manipulated, where the transmission time of the radio signal between the transmitter and the receiver is too long, the car remains locked. For safety reasons, more and more car manufacturers are using this technology, including Audi, BMW, Ford, Genesis, Mercedes, Skoda and Volkswagen.

In addition to UWB technology for the key fob, BMW offers Digital Key Plus as an option for several models, including the BMW 220i Active Tourer. This allows the owner to store the electronic key in the digital wallet on a smartphone. For this to work, the “My BMW” app must first be downloaded and installed on the owner’s smartphone. For those who opt for the key fob, the door magically unlocks shortly before reaching the vehicle and also automatically locks shortly after the driver leaves the car. The engine can also be started by pressing the start button in the center console, because as soon as the owner of the key enters, the car recognizes the driver.

We tested the UWB car key with this BMW 220i and an iPhone. / © Alexander Hauk.

The app also offers a lot of information and functions. For example, current fuel level and approximate range can be viewed on the go. The app can also be used to lock and unlock the vehicle by simply pressing a button on the corresponding symbol. Anyone who forgot the location of the car can press the “Vehicle Finder” button and the exact position will be displayed on a map.

Even if the smartphone’s battery runs out, the system takes care of this problem: all the driver has to do is hold their smartphone directly against the door handle. The doors are unlocked via the NFC chip integrated into the smartphone itself. In addition, every BMW customer continues to receive a conventional key fob with buttons in case the smartphone is lost or stolen. What else is practical? The digital key can also be shared with others, such as family members, through the app.

Digitaler und physikalischer Autoschlüssel

By iPhone or the classic key fob? With more and more brands and vehicles jumping on the bandwagon, users have a choice. / © Alexander Hauk

This is how UWB technology works at BMW and other automakers

Several chips are integrated into the vehicle which receives the encrypted radio signals from the smartphone. From the time it takes to send and receive these signals, the exact spatial position of the rightful owner of the car is determined. The car can only be started if the driver is seated inside.

In addition to BMW, several other car manufacturers rely on UWB technology. At Audi, the technology is currently available for the classic key fobs of the A3 and Q4 e-tron models. All future models based on the new PPE (Premium Platform Electric) and PPC (Premium Platform Combustion) vehicle platforms will be available with the new technology. “The first models on the new platforms will be introduced next year,” said Audi spokesman Michael Crusius.

Blick ins Auto bei BMW über die Smartphone-App

The BMW app also brings other benefits. For example, it lets you peek inside the car. / © Screenshot: Alexander Hauk, editing: NextPit, photo: DenPhotos /

At Skoda, UWB technology is currently found in the key fobs of the Octavia and Enyaq models. “It is expected that other model ranges will be equipped with this technology,” said Skoda spokesman Karel Müller. According to Volvo Cars’ Michael Schweitzer, the Swedish automaker currently has no vehicles with UWB technology in its lineup. However, this will be taken into account when planning future models, a Volvo spokesperson informed us.

Only possible with modern smartphones

The technical prerequisite for this extraordinary key experience is not only the right car, but also a compatible smartphone. Apple, for example, has equipped all iPhone models from the iPhone 11 with a UWB chip. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S21+ and Ultra, Galaxy S22 series, and Z Fold 2 and Z Fold 3 also support the same wireless technology. In Xiaomi’s lineup, only the Mi Mix models are currently compatible, and Google’s are the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

However, UWB technology is not limited to smartphones alone: ​​a corresponding chip is also installed in the Apple Watch 6 and Apple Watch 7, as well as in the Apple AirTag, Apple HomePod mini and Galaxy SmartTag from Samsung.


The iPhone 13 series supports the full UWB standard. / © NextPit

Since UWB enables precise positioning and the technology can transmit large data packets over an extremely wide frequency spectrum, the technology is also attractive for many application areas for both indoor and outdoor use. the outside. Parallel use of WLAN or Bluetooth is not a problem at all because the frequency ranges do not overlap and therefore you will not encounter any possibility of interference.

A bright future for UWB

With the Internet of Things, UWB has the potential to change the world and make everyday life a little safer and more convenient. Not only with cars, but also apartment and house doors or garage doors could be fitted with it. The previously mentioned trackers from Apple and Samsung can help locate misplaced items, such as a set of keys.

Inland navigation is also possible with UWB. Since the technology can be used to locate objects with precision down to centimeters, it can also be used to control smart home devices in the future. Just point the smartphone at a compatible device, and it’ll get to work. The device will be recognized and can be controlled via an app on the screen. However, it is still cheaper to use WLAN and Bluetooth, so this convenience will probably have to wait a little longer.

Paytronix Announces 2022 C-Store Loyalty Winners Fri, 03 Jun 2022 13:42:23 +0000

Pump & Pantry, Maverik and Pump N Pantry launch innovative and impactful digital customer engagement programs

NEWTON, Mass., June 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Paytronix Systems, Inc., the most advanced digital customer experience platformtoday announced the three convenience brands that have won the 2022 Paytronix Loyaltees Awards. The 2022 Paytronix Loyaltees Awards celebrate companies that have emerged even stronger from the crucible of the Covid 19 pandemic using the advanced experience platform Paytronix digital client to deliver truly innovative and market-defining customer experiences.

Winners include:

Launch of the year price goes to Pump & Pantry for her “Pumped Up Rewards” program, which has a strong focus on fuel savings. The program was launched in conjunction with the brand’s 50th anniversary celebration and required guests to register as loyalty members in order to enter a raffle to win a trip to Disney World as well as a Classic 1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. Once registered, member can earn entries on every visit as well as bonus entries when purchasing sponsored food and beverages. Pump & Pantry received over 3.5 million admissions by the end of the summer. By the end of 2021, Pumped Up Rewards had exceeded its targets on several measures; visits, spend, spend per visit and penetration all improved month over month. Additionally, the loyalty base has allowed the brand to partner with its vendors to offer savings each month across various categories.

The Exceptional customer experience price goes to Maverik – First stop of the adventure. Maverik has become the first convenience store brand in the nation to allow customers to add their Adventure Club loyalty card to Apple Wallet. Adventure Club Loyalty Cards leverage Apple Pay and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to allow customers to pay, earn and access rewards securely and seamlessly at more than 390 Maverik stores in 12 states, all at the touch of their iPhone or Apple Watch. . This experience is available to customers both at checkout in the convenience store and when paying at the pump with an iPhone or Apple Watch.

The Business impact price goes to Pump N Pantry for her Pump N Pantry Perks loyalty program, which includes Paytronix loyalty, online ordering and a white label app. Launched at all 14 stores in rural Pennsylvania, the program had 6,000 registered customers as of April 2022. There are 11,000 active cards and 2,500 app downloads. Customers can access the program through their mobile app, online or with a physical card. Online orders and payments are integrated with the benefits program so members earn club rewards and benefits no matter how they shop. Since the Pump N Pantry Perks program launched in January 2021, online orders have soared to 14% of all deli foodservice sales, which include pizza, subs, burgers and other items. Paytronix technology has also facilitated both drive-thru and curbside delivery, which cater to people in a hurry and don’t want to order at a kiosk and then wait for it to be ready.

The 2022 Paytronix Loyaltees winners were selected from the Paytronix customer base of over 1,800 global brands for their innovative deployment of the Paytronix digital customer engagement platform as well as the ability of their programs to drive their businesses forward.

“Pump & Pantry, Maverik – Adventure’s First Stop and Pump N Pantry are all examples of convenience brands that have leveraged the Paytronix platform to improve customer experience and drive more value for their bottom line,” said Andrew Robbins, CEO of Paytonix. “Their digital customer engagement programs make shopping easier and faster for customers while empowering members to be more invested in their brands.”

Pennsylvaniaytronix Systems, Inc.
Based in Newton, Massachusetts, Paytronix is ​​a provider of SaaS customer experience management (CXM) solutions for restaurants and convenience stores. Through its innovative software design and integrations with over 30 widely used point-of-sale systems, Paytronix empowers more than 1,800 brands across 34,000 locations, giving them the flexibility to deliver unique, revenue-driving customer experiences. Through one-to-one engagement with over 225 million customers across Order & Delivery, Loyalty, CRM and Stored Value, Paytronix delivers artificial intelligence capabilities that drive increased visits and spend throughout the customer journey. For more information, visit

Media Contact:
chuck tanowitz
Paytronix Systems, Inc.

]]> Are smartphones the new wallet? Apps that replace credit cards, tickets and driver’s licenses | Economy and business Mon, 30 May 2022 17:42:00 +0000

What if instead of having cards in your wallet, you used their smartphone to pay for meals, use public transport and earn loyalty points at your favorite store? It’s an option that has become a very real possibility thanks to the growing number of apps. But there are still some pitfalls to solve: not all smartphones are compatible with these applications and depending on the lifespan of a mobile phone, it may not be the best option.

Credit card

The number of people who use their smartphone as a mobile wallet is on the rise. According to database company Statista, usage of apps like Apply Pay and Google Pay in North America is expected to double between 2020 and 2025, with the Asian market expected to become even more important. The use of mobile wallets soared during the coronavirus pandemic as people avoided cash payments due to transmission concerns, and travel restrictions made it difficult to access ATMs.

A smartphone must be NFC-enabled to act as a digital wallet. Several apps, such as Google Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, are compatible with a wide range of banks. To make a payment, simply place the back of your mobile phone on the payment terminal and authorize the transition. If your phone isn’t compatible with these apps, or you have privacy concerns, you can also use your bank’s app to make a payment. Some companies also accept payments through platforms like Venmo or Cashapp, which means you don’t need an NFC-enabled cell phone.

To protect against cybercrime, digital security company ESET recommends that you select biometric methods to unlock and lock your phone, and enable notifications each time a transaction or payment is made. “That way, if there’s any suspicious activity, you’ll get notified, almost immediately,” the company explains, adding that some apps also allow for additional security steps, such as two-factor authentication.

To prevent these applications from collecting more information than necessary, users are advised to check the permissions they need.

Driving license

Some countries allow you to have your driver’s license on your phone. In the United States, more than 20 states have considered, tested or already released digital versions of driver’s licenses, with other states indicating they may soon join, according to The Washington Post. Drivers, however, are still advised to carry their car’s physical documents, in case something happens to their phone or they drive through a state that doesn’t recognize the digital license.

These systems may vary, but the first steps are generally similar, i.e. download the appropriate app and scan your license, then verify your identity with a photo. States that offer mobile driver’s licenses — also known as mDLs — argue that digital IDs are useful, but not a replacement for physical documents.

Health cards and vaccination certificates

The US Health System offers SMART Health Cards, which are “paper or digital versions of your clinical information, such as immunization history or test results.” They are in the form of QR codes which, once scanned, reveal the wearer’s medical information. This card may also contain information about a person’s Covid-19 vaccination status.

Concert and train tickets

Apps such as Passwallet, for Android users, and Apple Wallet, for iPhone users, allow you to store and organize a large number of documents, including credit cards, concert tickets, train cards and even hotel keys. Some BMW owners, for example, can open and start their car with Apple Wallet.

These applications work in a very simple way. There are many ways to add a card to the digital wallet. In most cases, you will receive a notification by email or SMS. You will then need to click on the link or file and open it in the application. With Passwallet, you can add a card simply by scanning its barcode or QR code, while Apple Wallet allows users to manually upload a card’s details.

Loyalty cards

When it comes to organizing loyalty cards, one of the most popular apps is Stocard. Users can add maps of multiple stores, supermarkets, gas stations, clothing stores and more. To add a card, simply scan it or enter the details manually. Then, to accumulate loyalty points, all you have to do is show the barcode on your mobile phone. Users can also access special coupons and offers that are only available on the app.

Are there any documents you can’t carry on your phone?

It is still too early to completely get rid of wallets. Many countries have not reached this level of digitization, while others do not allow important documents, such as IDs, to be uploaded to an app. That should change sooner rather than later. But whether people decide to give up their wallets will still largely depend on the infrastructure available in their city.

NFC-Enabled Handsets Market Size and Forecast Sat, 28 May 2022 10:47:43 +0000

New Jersey, United States – Verified Market Reports has published the latest proficient intelligence market research report on the NFC Enabled Handsets Market. The report aims to provide an in-depth and accurate analysis of the NFC-Enabled Handsets market, considering market forecasts, competitive intelligence, technical risks, innovations and other relevant data. Its meticulously prepared market intelligence enables market players to understand the most important market trends affecting their business. Readers will learn about significant opportunities in the global NFC-Enabled Handsets market, along with key factors driving and inhibiting growth.

The research report is an accurate summary of the macro and microeconomic elements that influence the growth of the NFC Enabled Handsets market. This will help market players to make necessary adjustments in their strategies for growth and maintaining their position in the industry. The NFC-enabled handsets market is segmented into three categories: product type, application, and geographical region. Each segment is thoroughly examined so that players can focus on high growth segments of the NFC Enabled Handsets market and increase their sales. The competitive landscape is also revealed, allowing players to develop effective strategies and effectively compete in the global NFC Enabled Handsets market.

Get Sample Full PDF Copy of Report: (Including Full TOC, List of Tables & Figures, Chart) @

(Use company email id to get higher priority)

Know your current situation in the market! Not only an important element for new products but also for current products given the ever-changing market dynamics. The study allows marketers to stay in touch with current consumer trends and segments where they may face a rapid drop in market share. Find out who you really compete against in the market, with market share analysis, market position, market share percentage and segmented revenue of the NFC Enabled Handsets market.

Top Key Players in NFC Enabled Handsets Market Research Report:

Apple, Acer, BlackBerry, HTC, Lenovo, LG

Essential demographic, geographic, psychographic, and behavioral information about business segments in the NFC Enabled Handsets market is targeted to aid in determining the features the company should encompass to fit into the business needs. For the consumer-based market – the study is also categorized with Market Maker insights to better understand who the customers are, their buying behavior, and their habits.

Key Segments Covered in NFC Enabled Handsets Market – Industry Analysis by Types, Applications and Regions:

NFC-Enabled Handsets Market – Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 – 2029)

• Function phones
• Smartphones

NFC-Enabled Handsets Market – Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017-2029)

• Mobile payment
• Identity authentication
• Collection of public transport fares
• Other

For more information or query or customization before buying, visit @

Scope of the NFC Enabled Handsets Market Report

UNITY Value (million USD/billion)
SECTORS COVERED Types, applications, end users, and more.
REPORT COVER Revenue Forecast, Business Ranking, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors and Trends
BY REGION North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
CUSTOMIZATION SCOPE Free report customization (equivalent to up to 4 analyst business days) with purchase. Added or changed country, region and segment scope.

Regional Analysis of NFC Enabled Handsets Market:

The NFC-Enabled Handsets market research report details current market trends, development outline, and several research methodologies. It illustrates the key factors that directly manipulate the market, for example, production strategies, development platforms, and product portfolio. According to our researchers, even minor changes in product profiles could lead to huge disruptions in the factors mentioned above.

➛ North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
➛ Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Russia and Italy)
➛ Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia)
➛ South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, etc.)
➛ Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa)

What insights does the NFC Enabled Handsets market report provide readers?

➜ Fragmentation of NFC-enabled handsets based on product type, end-use and region
➜ Comprehensive assessment of upstream raw materials, downstream demand and current market landscape
➜ Collaborations, R&D projects, acquisitions and product launches of each NFC-enabled handset reader
➜ The various regulations imposed by governments on the consumption of NFC-compatible terminals in detail
➜ Impact of modern technologies, such as big data and analytics, artificial intelligence and social media platforms on NFC-enabled handsets

Get a discount on the purchase of this report @

Visualize the NFC Enabled Handsets Market Using Verified Market Intelligence:-

Verified Market Intelligence is our BI platform for market narrative storytelling. VMI offers in-depth forecast trends and accurate insights on over 20,000 emerging and niche markets, helping you make critical revenue-impacting decisions for a bright future.

VMI provides a global overview and competitive landscape with respect to region, country and segment, as well as key players in your market. Present your market report and results with an integrated presentation function that saves you more than 70% of your time and resources for presentations to investors, sales and marketing, R&D and product development. products. VMI enables data delivery in Excel and interactive PDF formats with over 15+ key market indicators for your market.

Visualize the market for NFC-enabled handsets using VMI@

Most Popular Reports

Global NFC-Enabled Handsets Market Size and Forecast

Global Wet Waste Management Services Market Size and Forecast

Global Safety Limit Switches Market Size and Forecast

Global Security Controllers Market Size and Forecast

Global Light Beam Market Size and Forecast

Global Seizure Wire Switches Market Size and Forecast

Global Horizontal Portal Market Size and Forecast

Global Network Analysis Module (NAM) Market Size and Forecast

Global DO (Dissolved Oxygen) Bioreactor Sensors Market Size and Forecast

Global Cloud Crypto Gateway Market Size and Forecast

About Us: Verified Market Reports

Verified Market Reports is a leading global research and advisory company serving over 5000 global clients. We provide advanced analytical research solutions while delivering information-enriched research studies.

We also provide insight into the strategic and growth analytics and data needed to achieve business goals and critical revenue decisions.

Our 250 analysts and SMEs offer a high level of expertise in data collection and governance using industry techniques to collect and analyze data on over 25,000 high impact and niche markets. Our analysts are trained to combine modern data collection techniques, superior research methodology, expertise and years of collective experience to produce informative and accurate research.

Our research spans a multitude of industries, including energy, technology, manufacturing and construction, chemicals and materials, food and beverage, and more. Having served many Fortune 2000 organizations, we bring a wealth of reliable experience that covers all kinds of research needs.

Contact us:

Mr. Edwyne Fernandes

USA: +1 (650)-781-4080
UK: +44 (753)-715-0008
APAC: +61 (488)-85-9400
US toll free: +1 (800)-782-1768

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: –

Touch ‘n Go says NFC-enabled card is once again available for purchase via e-wallet, expect delays due to heavy traffic Thu, 26 May 2022 03:45:00 +0000

Users of the Touch ‘n Go eWallet app report receiving a notification today (May 26) that the company’s NFC-enhanced cards, which were previously sold out, are now available for purchase through the app until while stocks last.

The app also flags heavy traffic which can cause delays in processing the purchase request. Customers who encounter the message will be prompted to try again later.

READ ALSO : Enhanced Touch ‘n Go card with NFC now available, priced at RM10

Ordering the card through the app will cost customers RM15 including shipping. After placing an order and confirming the purchase, users can check their order status through the app.

According to a support page, it can take up to four business days for the card to arrive from the date of purchase. He also said that the shipment is currently limited to Peninsular Malaysia.

Heavy traffic may cause delays in purchasing cards on the TNG ewallet app. — ANGELIN YEOH/The star

First announced last month, the new card features Near Field Communication (NFC) technology that allows users to top up value directly from their Touch ‘n Go e-wallet. functionality was not available in the previous generation of TNG cards, which could only be recharged at physical touchpoints.

As noted in an FAQ, users can place their upgraded Touch ‘n Go card on the back of their smartphone to charge. Users can also check their card balance through the app.

It was later listed as unavailable for purchase on the e-wallet and customers also claimed the card was sold out at physical outlets.

READ ALSO : Scalpers offering Touch ‘n Go upgraded cards on demand for up to RM90

Touch ‘n Go in a statement said it expected demand to exceed supply due to the global chip shortage.

The company has also urged customers to purchase the NFC-enabled cards from official channels after reports emerged of retailers offering the cards for up to RM90 on e-commerce sites.

Apple Employees Spotted Using Apple Tap to Pay Feature Tue, 24 May 2022 05:05:14 +0000 This Twitter video got everyone talking.

It’s not an unusual sight for visitors to see Apple employees trying out new features and designs in its Apple Park Welcome Center. Since it’s an Apple retail store at the company’s headquarters, it also serves as a testing ground for innovations that aren’t ready for wider rollout in its standalone retail stores. Last week, Apple employees were spotted using the iPhone Tap to pay feature, and his video got a lot of reactions on Twitter.

The iPhone maker has been testing the new Apple Tap to Pay feature for months, but it looks like its employees are now able to use the feature.

Apple employees were reportedly seen in a video circulating on Twitter using the company’s upcoming “Tap to Pay” feature at the Apple Park Visitor Center in California.

Apple previously announced this new iPhone Tap to Pay feature in February 2022.

Vice President of Apple Wallet and Apple Pay, Jennifer Bailey, said she plans to create this feature for businesses to allow them to easily accept contactless payments using their iPhone and with all details kept private and secure.

Since 2020, Apple has been working on the feature and made it known when acquiring the startup “Mobeewave” and is currently using its NFC technology for this iPhone Tap to Pay feature.

What is Tap to Pay on iPhone?

Tap to Pay is an easy way to make payments with your iPhone. The most common way to pay with an iPhone is through Apple Pay. However, this requires you to enter your password each time you want to make a payment. With tap-to-pay, all you have to do is hold your phone up to any contactless terminal and wait for confirmation that the transaction has been completed.

Apple Tap to Pay allows users to accept contactless credit and debit card payments, Apple Pay and other forms of digital payments.

How does Apple Tap to Pay work?

Tap-to-pay on iPhone works by using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to transmit information between your phone and the payment terminal. When you press your phone against the terminal, it sends encrypted data containing your credit card information over radio waves. When this data reaches the terminal, it authorizes your purchase and completes it. This is all done without having to swipe anything or enter any other information (like a PIN).

From the video on Twitter, the two employees are seen confirming the amount to be received. Then they place their phones on top of each other (i.e. tap). And then there is a blue check mark, probably confirming a successful transaction. It happened so easily and without any difficulty.

Tap to pay with iPhone

Company supporting Apple Tap to Pay

In February, when Apple announced its contactless payment feature, Stripe was the first and only company to support this update. He also said that Shopify will also work hand in hand with this feature.

Recently, Adyen, the Dutch payment processing company, joined the group, and we are sure that over time other companies will join.

Which iPhone models support Tap to Pay?

While we’re not sure about the feature, as usual Apple will need to release a beta version of it so it can be tested by developers.

Subsequently, the Apple Tap to Pay feature would be added to future iOS updates and is rumored to work on the iPhone XS and newer models.

When will Tap to Pay on iPhone be available?

Apple hasn’t given a date for this pay-per-tap feature to be available. But reports say it could be released later this year or possibly next year.

The next iOS update will be announced in June 2022. Many people believe that the iPhone Tap to Pay feature will not come with it, but rather with future updates.

Recently shared videos of employees using Apple Tap to Pay with their phones have everyone talking. Many people look forward to using the feature for a seamless transaction.

NFC Ratings: Commanders, Eagles, Giants Sat, 21 May 2022 22:45:13 +0000

“I feel really comfortable [in that position]”, said Holcomb. “I called the defense all last year. I had some of that responsibility the previous year. I feel like I’ve grown a lot to be comfortable in those situations.


Eagles S Marcus Epps is excited about the signing of CB by the team James Bradberry and thinks he’ll give their defense a boost.

“It’s huge,” Epps said, via NBC Sports’ Dave Zangaro. “Any time we can add a player like that it will boost any team. He’s a very good player. I’ve been proving he’s a good player in this league for a while now so I’m really nice to meet him and really happy to work with him.

BC Eagles Avonte Maddox believes the team had a strong draft class and put together a “very competitive group” this offseason.

“I think it’s a pretty good draft class and the guys they brought in as free agents,” Maddox said. “It’s a very competitive group and I can’t wait to see how it goes, going to camp and OTAs. All of these players are able to compete. You bring players to compete and that’s a good thing because it pushes everyone to improve.

Eagles LB TJ Edwards reiterated that Philadelphia added “very large pieces” to the team and is now focused on finding everyone’s roles.

“It’s awesome,” Edwards said. “We just add really big chunks to that. Now it’s pretty much everyone finding their role and fitting in and also making sure that we focus on the details and one day at a time because I think we have all these great players and guys who play really good football but you have to come and put it all together in a way that we want it to look like. I think it’s exciting.


Indiana LB Micah McFadden was considered a second-day draft pick, but slipped in the fifth round and was selected by the Giants. He was always enthusiastic about his selection and believes he now has even more to prove, citing his footballing past as motivation.

“I think it just puts a chip on your shoulder,” McFadden said via “You know, you want to improve and you want to, everybody wants to play, and kind of being overlooked like that, it makes you want to play even more and it makes you go harder. I haven’t played in high school until my freshman year, and you know, I was kinda neglected at an early age, but yeah, definitely I’d been playing football every year since I was six. I just wasn’t I would say once I got to college, the coaches sort of made it easy for me, and I played pretty much like a peak rusher through my junior year, and it just allowed me to run and hit people and just play fast. That’s kind of what changed.

Qualcomm Releases Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 Mobile Platforms, Reveals Wireless AR Smart Viewer Reference Design | News Fri, 20 May 2022 14:34:50 +0000

Qualcomm today launched two new mobile platforms at a global launch event. While the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is the successor to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 system-on-chip, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is the successor to the company’s Snapdragon 778G SoC. In addition to these, the company also unveiled the reference design of the AR Wireless Smart Viewer, which is based on the company’s Snapdragon XR2 platform.

Availability of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Snapdragon 7 Gen 1

Regarding availability, Qualcomm said that the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC will be adopted by companies such as ASUS ROG, Black Shark, HONOR, iQOO, Lenovo, Motorola, Nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, OSOM, realme, RedMagic , Redmi , vivo, Xiaomi and ZTE and that devices powered by this chipset will be available in the third quarter of 2022.

On the other hand, Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 will be adopted by companies such as HONOR, OPPO and Xiaomi and devices powered by this chipset will hit the market in the second quarter of 2022.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

As for specs, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 clocks a speed of up to 3.2 GHz. It also has a Qualcomm Adreno GPU. This chipset comes with the Snapdragon X65 5G modem which offers a maximum download speed of up to 10 Gbps. In addition to 5G, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 has Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 for WiFi and Bluetooth. It offers a peak speed of 3.6 Gbps and supports 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz WiFi bands. It also supports NFC, USB 3.1 and USB-C.

As for the camera, this newly launched processor comes with Qualcomm Spectra image signal processor and it supports triple camera setup up to 36MP, dual camera setup up to 64+36MP and single camera up to 200MP. For videos, it supports 8K videos at 30 fps and 4K videos at 120 fps.

For videos it has Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG technologies and for audio it has Qualcomm Aqstic and Qualcomm aptX technologies. It supports up to 3200 MHz LPDDR5 storage as well as Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 technology.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1

The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 boasts a speed of up to 2.4 GHz. It also has a Qualcomm Adreno GPU. This chipset comes with the Snapdragon X62 5G modem which offers a maximum download speed of up to 4.4 Gbps. In addition to 5G, Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 has Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 for WiFi and Bluetooth. It offers a peak speed of 3.6 Gbps and supports 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz WiFi bands and supports Bluetooth 5.3. It also supports NFC, USB 3.1 and USB-C.

As for the camera, this newly launched processor comes with Qualcomm Spectra image signal processor and it supports triple camera setup up to 35MP, dual camera setup up to 64+20MP and single camera up to 64MP. For videos, it supports FHD+ videos at 144Hz and QHD+ videos at 60Hz.

It supports up to 3200 MHz LPDDR5 storage with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+.

Picture: Qualcomm

Qualcomm Wireless AR Smart Viewer

Finally, Qualcomm unveiled the Wireless AR Smart Viewer, which is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 platform. Qualcomm says this wireless reference design will help OEMs and ODMs more seamlessly and cost-effectively prototype and bring lightweight, high-end AR glasses to market. It features a dual micro-OLED binocular display that delivers 1920×1080 resolution per eye and frame rates up to 90Hz. It features motion blur-free to provide a seamless AR experience. It also has two monochrome cameras and an RGB camera on the Smart Viewer that enable six degrees of freedom head and hand tracking with gesture recognition. For connectivity, it has Qualcomm’s FastConnect 6900 solution which provides it with Wi-Fi 6 and 6E and Bluetooth connectivity.

Regarding availability, the Viewer reference design is currently available to select partners. Wider availability is expected in the coming months.

The post Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 mobile platforms, unveils Wireless AR Smart Viewer reference design which appeared first on BGR India.

Launched Vivo X80, Vivo X80 Pro; Know colors, price and specifications Wed, 18 May 2022 10:09:14 +0000

New Delhi, First published May 18, 2022, 3:39 p.m. IST

The Vivo X80 series was launched in India as the country’s current flagship. The Vivo X80 and Vivo X80 Pro are equipped with camera modules powered by Zeiss as well as premium chipsets from Qualcomm and MediaTek.

Vivo X80 Features

The Vivo X80 sports a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 9000 processor and can accommodate up to 12GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage.

The Vivo X80 sports three rear cameras: a 50-megapixel Sony IMX866 main shooter, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 12-megapixel portrait lens. It also has a 32-megapixel front camera. On the connector side, the Vivo X80 has the same possibilities as its pro counterpart. It has a smaller 4,500mAh battery, but it supports the same 80W fast charging.

Read also | Apple iPhone 14: 5 reasons why it’s the most talked about smartphone

Vivo X80 Pro

The Vivo X80 Pro sports a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with 2K resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor is paired with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage in the smartphone.

The smartphone includes a sophisticated camera system with its own V1+ chip to handle all processing, minimizing the strain on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. The Vivo X80 Pro has a 32-megapixel selfie camera on the front.

The Vivo X80 Pro has 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, NFC, an infrared blaster and a USB Type-C connector for connection. The smartphone features a 4.70mAh battery along with 80W FlashCharge fast charging technology.

Read also | iPhone 7 to Google Pixel 3A and more: refurbished smartphones available for sale at Flipkart


Both smartphones will be available in India from May 25 via Flipkart, Vivo’s main online store, and physical stores. The Vivo X80 is available in two colors: Cosmic Black and Urban Blue, while the Vivo X80 Pro is only available in Cosmic Black.


The Vivo X80 Pro is available in India for Rs 79,999 for the single 12GB RAM + 256GB storage option. The standard Vivo X80, on the other hand, starts at Rs 54,999 for the 8GB storage option of RAM + 128GB and goes up to Rs 59,999 for the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant.

Last updated May 18, 2022 at 3:39 PM IST