contactless smart card
From Wednesday, it will be possible to tap your ez-link card against a reader to pay for food, drinks and gifts at the Food Hall in Basement 2 of the Takashimaya department store. Around 80 per cent of the Food Hall's 51 tenants have been persuaded to go cashless.
THE Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore is aiming to set up 19,000 more places at which contactless stored-value cards can be accepted.
Conducted by travel services provider Sabre Travel Network, the study revealed that 51 percent of Asia-Pacific travelers would like to use their mobile phones to check in for flights. Some 46 percent would be keen to select and change their seats, while 40 percent said they would like to use their mobile devices to automate re-accommodation services should their flights be canceled.
RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) tags broadcast an unencrypted ID number using radio waves. Used mostly in manufacturing, shipping and object-related tracking, they can be read at long distances of 30 feet or more and offer minimal security and privacy protection.
Contactless smart card technology is NOT the same as RFID. See, What are the differences between contactless smart cards and RFID?