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Lead Story

Contactless still in the race

News

Industry Update

Governator terminates data protection bill

It's thumbs down for proposed illegal Internet gambling regs

Want fries with that MRI? Health care's looming retail environment

SoCal burns, payments industry responds

Web-based tools to help merchants tackle PCI compliance

WSAA's winning meeting

SCA explores the contactless, mobile realm

Use rapport to score with cash advance

Mike Evans
2nd Source Funding

Features

AgenTalkSM:
Craig Lesser

NCR drops Tidel ATM brand

Tracy Kitten
ATMmarketplace.com

Industry Leader

Adam Atlas –
Across the airwaves, into law

Views

Tomorrow has come for PEDs

Paul Rasori
VeriFone

Education

Street SmartsSM:
Surge with emerging markets

Dee Karawadra
Impact PaySystem

Changes afoot for signature debit

Ken Musante
Humboldt Merchant Services

B2B: Rich in opportunity

Aaron Bills
3Delta Systems Inc.

Widgets: Isn't this fun?

Joel and Rachael Rydbeck
Nubrek Inc.

Company Profile

eProcessing Network

New Products

New prescription for the PCI pain?

VoyenceControl PCI Advisor
Company: Voyence Inc.

Click-and-go reordering for MLSs

USA ePay Reseller Online Product Order Form
Company: USA ePay

Online gadget brings Zen order to scheduling

Todoist
Todoist.com

Inspiration

Not rich, wealthy

Miscellaneous

Contactless creeps like early dept: Is a sprint ahead?

POScript

Departments

Forum

Resource Guide

Datebook

A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

November 12, 2007  •  Issue 07:11:01

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SCA explores the contactless, mobile realm

The Smart Card Alliance's 2007 annual conference was held Oct. 9 to 11 in Boston. For 15 years, this event has brought together industry experts from around the world to discuss topics involving smart card technology, contactless payments and mobile payments. This year's program provided insight into the adoption of contactless payments in the retail environment and its successes in the transportation industry.

Included was a tour organized by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to see its contactless payment solution, the Charlie card, in action.

Representatives from MasterCard Worldwide, American Express Co. and Discover Financial Services presented their views on worldwide payments and future trends.

A roundtable discussion followed, which included a major retailer and a representative of the Baltimore Ravens football team. Both speakers outlined successes with contactless card programs.

A compelling topic covered was mobile payments: There is no doubt that such payments are coming to a cell phone near you soon. But what form will they take?

Current opinion seems to favor near field communication, but the overall structure of the payment process still seems murky. This topic bears watching.

Notice to readers: These are archived articles. Contact names or information may be out of date. We regret any inconvenience.

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