ISIS NFC Finally Coming to US
As we have seen since launch here June 2005 the payments – and beyond – NFC function will totally kick in US! http://bit.ly/dk1izA
We are looking forward to details on ISIS infra. platform.. Sony or Philips..?!? [eds]
Three major U.S. wireless carriers recently announced their support for an NFC payment system called Isis, which would let Americans pay for items at retail stores with their mobile phones rather than using physical credit cards. But the history of NFC in the U.S. isn’t encouraging for Isis’s success.
NFC, or near-field communications, is a way for two devices to communicate small amounts of data when they’re placed about four inches apart. Similar technologies are used for “mobile wallet” services such as Japan’s popular Mobile Felica system, where a mobile phone stores encrypted credit-card data, transit pass information, or retail coupons, and can transmit them to readers at stores or train stations with a tap. Full story via PC Mag. also plenty of Google News.