Posts Tagged ‘NFC’

EZ-Link launches NFC transit SIM cards for contactless payments

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

All three local telcos will sell the new NFC transit SIM cards. Supported handsets can be used to pay for MRT, LRT and bus rides; as well as at retail transactions.

EZ-Link introduces NFC transit SIM for contactless payments.

EZ-Link introduces NFC transit SIM for contactless payments.

The NFC transit SIM is a next generation, full-service NFC (near field communication) SIM which can be used for public transport, as well as at more than 30,000 ez-link acceptance points islandwide including shopping, retail, food & beverage and taxis payments.

“Transit is the ‘killer phone app’ Singapore consumers have been looking forward to, and we are pleased to be the first to offer customers the convenience of making payment with the one device that is always with them, their phone,” said P. Subramaniam, Chief Marketing Officer, M1.

Jointly developed by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) and EZ-Link, the NFC transit SIM will enable commuters to pay for public transit rides using just their NFC mobile phones.

M1 customers will be the first to enjoy contactless transit payments with their NFC transit SIM cards available at M1 Shops from today.

The NFC transit SIM card will cost S$37.45 (including GST).

As a launch promotion, the service activation fee of S$9.10 (including GST) will also be waived for customers signing up from tomorrow until 30 April 2016, while NFC transit SIM card stocks last.

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Samsung Pay to expand globally beyond Korea & USA

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

The payment service from Samsung set to expand globally in 2016 to new countries and partners.

In 2016, Samsung Pay will be expanding to new countries and major payment networks such as American Express.

In 2016, Samsung Pay will be expanding to new countries and major payment networks such as American Express.

In 2016, Samsung Pay will start global expansion beginning with China in March, followed by Australia, Brazil, Singapore, Spain and the U.K. later in the year.

“Since its introduction last year, Samsung Pay has changed the way people pay and use their smartphones. We’ve already seen significant consumer adoption and we continue to see great momentum. Our aim is to expand Samsung Pay to even more locations around the world, and our customers should expect to see more features in the year to come,” said InJong Rhee, EVP and Head of R&D, Software and Services of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.

Canada will be added to the new launch roadmap.

According to Samsung Electronics, Samsung Pay now has about five million registered users over 500 million dollars processed in the first six months, showing a strong adoption rate in South Korea and the U.S since the launch of the payment service in these two countries in August and September 2015 respectively.

Samsung Pay is currently available on select Galaxy devices including S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, Note5 as well as premium and mid-range options such as the 2016 models of both Galaxy A5 and A7.

Samsung Pay will also expand its enhanced services to more than just credit or debit cards, adding transit passes, coupons and membership cards to its available payment modes.

Samsung Pay is now available on Google Play as a free download for compatible devices.

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The 2016 versions of the A5 and A7 smartphones will be compatible with Samsung Pay. Seen here at the launch of the A3, A5 and A7 in Singapore.

Extensive Partnership Ecosystem

Samsung Pay started its service in South Korea and the U.S. last year, and now supports eligible credit and debit cards from more than 70 major and regional banks.

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Rémy Martin partners Selinko for NFC connected bottle in China

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Rémy Martin and Selinko are the first to introduce the “connected bottle” with high-security NFC technology to the spirits market, starting with China.

The RÉMY MARTIN CLUB CONNECTED BOTTLE experience powered by Rémy Martin is accessible on Android smartphones.

The RÉMY MARTIN CLUB CONNECTED BOTTLE experience powered by Rémy Martin is accessible on Android smartphones.

Connected through High-Security NFC technology, the RÉMY MARTIN CLUB CONNECTED BOTTLE will be available in China this fall and will provide advanced functionalities such as secure authentication, opening detection and an integrated consumer engagement program.

Authentication and security

Rémy Martin is the first Wines and Spirits brand to bring to market a connected bottle with the most highly secure opening detection technology; integrating a unique, tamper proof NFC tag into the capsule.

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New arrivals: Sennheiser URBANITE XL WIRELESS headphones

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Sennheiser’s URBANITE XL WIRELESS headphones are now available in Singapore, at the Sennheiser Concept Store at Marina Square and authorised retailers at S$419.

The Sennheiser URBANITE XL WIRELESS goes wireless.

The Sennheiser URBANITE XL WIRELESS goes wireless.

Sennheiser first introduced wireless capability to its URBANITE headphone range at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 a fortnight ago.

Sennheiser URBANITE XL WIRELESS (S$419)

Sennheiser URBANITE XL WIRELESS (S$419)

The new URBANITE XL WIRELESS headphones add Bluetooth and NFC to the URBANITE formula of cool urban style and uncompromised sound, with massive bass and crystal clear trebles.

The URBANITE XL WIRELESS deploys the latest wireless technologies for great sound and the ease of use.

The latest apt-X codec is used to deliver clear, CD-quality sound.

Set up with NFC allows easy Bluetooth pairing to NFC-compatible devices or by bringing the headset into close proximity.

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New arrivals: Jabra Solemate wireless speaker with NFC, Dolby Digital Plus & colours

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Jabra Solemate now comes with Dolby Digital Plus (for Android and iOS), NFC and an assortment of red, blue, yellow, black, white and gray. Available at S$228 from 4 November in Singapore at Apple retailers.

The expanded Jabra Solemate now comes with Dolby Digital Plus (for Android and iOS), NFC and an assortment of red, blue, yellow, black, white and gray (in addition to the existing black and white).

The expanded Jabra Solemate now comes with Dolby Digital Plus (for Android and iOS), NFC and an assortment of red, blue, yellow, black, white and gray (in addition to the existing black and white).

Jabra, a maker of hands-free communications solutions, announces new bold colours of red, blue, yellow and grey for the Solemate, in addition to the existing black and white.

Whether you and your friends are listening to music from your phone, streaming a movie to your home theatre, or watching TV on your tablet, this wireless portable speaker – equipped with an integrated powerful woofer and dual tweeters amplifies the volume to 112 dB SPL for brilliance across a wide audio spectrum – delivering hours of audio entertainment anywhere your party takes you.

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New arrivals: Jabra STYLE wireless Bluetooth mono headset

Friday, September 13th, 2013

The new Jabra STYLE features NFC technology, HD Voice, Voice Guidance, Automatic Volume Control for convenient hands-free usage. Available in Singapore now for S$98.

Can you spot the Jabra STYLE that she's wearing under her hair?

Can you spot the Jabra STYLE that she’s wearing under her hair?

The lightweight Jabra Style weighs only 10g and retails in Singapore at S$98 at Apple premium resellers Epicentre, Infinite, istudio, Nubox; selected Challenger stores, Gadget World, Tech@Vogue and other authorised Jabra resellers.

Key features and specifications of Jabra STYLE

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New arrivals: Loewe Speaker 2go wireless Bluetooth/NFC speaker

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

The Loewe Speaker 2go is now available in Singapore for S$599 at the Audio Visual Boutique at TripleOne Somerset and Atlas eStore online. Available in Aluminium Silver or Aluminium Black.

Loewe Speaker 2go wireless Bluetooth/NFC speaker is available now at S$599.

Loewe Speaker 2go wireless Bluetooth/NFC speaker is available now at S$599.

The compact Loewe Speaker 2go measures 24 x 10.5 x 5.1 cm but weighs some 1.3kg. It can pair up with mobile devices through either Bluetooth or NFC.

The press release is appended below with the details.

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New MIL camera: Samsung NX2000 offers enhanced connectivity

Monday, July 8th, 2013

The new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera offers both image quality and ease of sharing snapshots with the newest addition to its NX family of compact system cameras.

Available in black, white and pink from mid-July at S$849 (incl 20-50mm kit lens). Bundled with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 (worth S$178).

Samsung NX2000 will be available in black, white or pink from mid-July for S$849.

Samsung NX2000 will be available in black, white or pink from mid-July for S$849.

The large 20.3MP ASP-C CMOS Sensor in the NX2000 is produced entirely by Samsung in-house and promises vivid colours even in low light conditions.

“Consumer demand for quality photography and the increasing desire for instantaneous sharing has become a focus for our NX range,” said Irene Ng, Vice President, Marketing, Samsung Asia.

The NX2000’s has a DRIMe IV engine which works to reduce noise, improve speed and enable superior color reproduction.

With 8fps fast continuous shooting, the NX2000 can freeze moving subject or enable a photographer to snap photos while on the run.

Its 1/4000th second top shutter speed makes capturing clear, blur free images possible, while the wide ISO range (100 to 25600) helps to deliver images promises beautifully balanced photos regardless of the light conditions.

The NX2000 has a large 3.7-inch WVGA TFT-LCD Full Touch Screen with 1,152k dots.

The Samsung NX2000 boasts a host of connectivity options that includes Wi-Fi, and NFC. Pink version here with the included 20-50mm kit lens.

The Samsung NX2000 boasts a host of connectivity options that includes Wi-Fi, and NFC. Pink version here with the included 20-50mm kit lens.

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New headset: Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH20 (S$78)

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Sony Mobile unveils one-touch listening with the SBH20 (S$78). The new range of sleek, colourful stereo wireless headsets offer NFC functionality for one-touch pairing, HD Voice and dynamic sound.

The Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH20 (S$78) comes in orange, turquoise, black, white or pink.

The Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH20 (S$78) comes in orange, turquoise, black, white or pink.

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset made its global debut at CES 2013 as part of Sony Mobile’s Smart Wireless Music Portfolio.

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH20 - only 12g.

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH20 – only 12g.

Weighing only 12 grams, simply touch the back of any NFC-enabled smartphone on the front of the headset to pair and connect to music instantly.

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH20 promises dynamic sound and superior listening experience.

Music is pumped with rich, full bass and clear treble.

With HD Voice support, even the caller on the other end of the line will experience the superior sound of Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH20.

A rotatable clip at the back of the headset allows users to flexibly secure the headset.

A rotatable clip at the back of the headset allows users to flexibly secure the headset.

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New Android smartphone in Singapore: Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Samsung has launched the GALAXY Note II LTE in Singapore. The 5.5-inch smartphone/tablet hybrid will be available from end of this week at S$998 (without contract) in Ceramic White or Titan Gray. It will also be available from the three Telcos.

Update (28 March, 2013):

Samsung today announced the launch of the Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE in Amber Brown. It will be available from 30 March 2013 (Saturday) at SGD$968, without line contract. The Amber Brown version of the Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE will be available on 30 March 2013 (Saturday).

The Recommended Retail Price (without line contract) is S$968.

The Samsung GALAXY SIV was launched two weeks ago on 14 March in New York City.

However, that may only hit the shelves in April/May 2013.

 

Update (14 March, 2013):

Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE in Martian Pink will be available in Singapore from 16 March 2013 (Saturday) at S$968, without line contract.Samsung today announced the launch of the Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE in Martian Pink.

It will be available from 16 March 2013 (Saturday) at S$968, without line contract.

And at 7pm today (in Singapore, that will be 7pm tomorrow morning), Samsung will be launching the successor to the GALAXY S III in New York City.

The widely-anticipated Samsung GALAXY S IV will be the first GALAXY smartphone to be launched within the US.

Samsung hopes it will help the company wrest the number one position in the US from Apple’s iPhone, something it has already accomplished outside of the US.

The launch will be live-streamed worldwide.

Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE, complete with S Pen, comes in Ceramic White or Titan Gray.

Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE, complete with S Pen, comes in Ceramic White or Titan Gray.

The Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE has a thinner but bigger body than its predecessor, with a 16:9 screen ratio. It is the latest in Samsung’s GALAXY Note series after the launch of the GALAXY Note 10.1 in August.

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