FirstNews Briefs: Transit Wireless, AT&T, VeriFone, Comcast, Smartrac, OSG Billing
Transit Wireless and AT&T today announced that the companies have expanded their contract to bring AT&T’s wireless voice and data service to as many as 242 additional underground New York City subway stations on Transit Wireless’ state-of-the-art wireless network. AT&T service is currently available in 30 stations in mid-town Manhattan from Phase 1 of the project as well as six from the Initial Build in Chelsea.
VeriFone Systems, Inc. today announced the VX 690—its first handheld EMV-capable payment terminal featuring Bluetooth, 3G radio and Wi-Fi connectivity for transactions and payment capabilities. The terminal’s size, design and multiple connection capabilities meets merchants’ mobile point of sale (mPOS) demands—especially in North America, Australia and parts of Asia—where 3G connectivity is increasingly required for payment device acceptance.
Comcast today announced it has surpassed one million Wi-Fi hotspots across the nation.
SMARTRAC has announced its co-operation with Korean IT solution provider Hanmi IT. The developer, manufacturer and supplier of RFID and NFC products and the IT division of Hanmi Pharmaceutical will jointly develop and market RFID tags and inlays for pharmaceutical and medical businesses throughout the world.
OSG Billing Services (OSG), a provider of the presentment and distribution of transactional documents, announced today that it will provide complete print and mail billing solutions to RCN Telecom Services, LLC (RCN).