In today’s CardFlash News Que: NFC FORUM (specs); PCI SSC (standards); GENEVA (PayByPhone); and American Express (Centurion Lounge).
NFC FORUM – The NFC Forum announced the public availability of technical specifications following approval by the Board of Directors. Available from the NFC Forum website, the specifications deliver new capabilities that support improved RF communication, device identification, greater security in peer-to-peer (P2P) messaging, and new RF Interface extensions for optimized and scalable P2P and memory tag communications.
PCI SSC – The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published an important update to one of its eight security standards, simplifying the development and use of Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solutions that make payment card data unreadable and less valuable to criminals if stolen in a breach.
GENEVA – Geneva has become the latest major city to roll out cashless mobile parking payments city-wide. The mobile payment service from PayByPhone, a global industry leader, is now available in all spaces across the city and soon in the whole state of Geneva. Drivers can pay for their parking in the most stress-free way possible – via the PayByPhone app on their smartphones. No longer do they have to scrabble to find the right amount of cash to park, with just a few quick taps of the app, they’ve paid and can get on with their day faster.
AMERICAN EXPRESS – American Express announced the opening of The Centurion Studio in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), an extension of The Centurion Lounge network in a smaller setting, and its first location in the Pacific-Northwest region. Located in Concourse B opposite from Gate B3, The Centurion Studio in SEA provides an oasis for Platinum Card and Centurion Members to relax and recharge.