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Tuesday 17 October 2017

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Pessac equips its home aids with NFC phones

Pessac equips its home aids with NFC phones

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by Suzanne Galy | 12.28.11

Since October, home aids of the town of Pessac have been equipped with NFC-enabled mobile phones. This non-contact tool allows them to receive and transmit to CCAS, in real-time, information related to their daily missions. The mayor hopes to improve the management of welfare payments.

In Toulouse, officials open their cars thanks to mobile phones

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by Elsa Sidawy | 10.12.11

Last Wednesday, the metropolitan community of Toulouse launched “autopartage@ toulouse” a carsharing experiment which gives about thirty community officials access to a fleet of ten Twingos.

PocketCity: mobile-free NFC at the service of urban tourists

PocketCity: mobile-free NFC at the service of urban tourists

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by Elsa Sidawy | 03.29.11

NFC (Near Field Communication) phones are not common yet despite the enthusiasm of telecommunications companies and the conclusive tests made in certain pioneer cities. Olivier Levy, CEO of StrapMedia, has, for his part, anticipated usages by developing the PocketCity platform, which enables to gather various tourist-oriented services into one NFC media.

Nice’s Cityzi: completion of the first development stage of contactless payment in France

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.17.10

Last May, Christian Estrosi, the mayor of Nice, inaugurated the implementation of a contactless payment device throughout the city’s transport and shops, using a telephone fitted with a NFC chip. Six months after the launching of this experimentation, the AFSCM (Association Française du Sans Contact Mobile) made a first positive and encouraging assessment, insomuch the system would be ready to be used nationwide.

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