PAYMENT: NFC contactless payment devices for public transport applications have been launched by FEIG Electronics and PureWrist.

FEIG's cVEND plug is designed for seamless integration into validation terminals, and cVEND box for mounting in a kiosk, terminal or ticket gate, with or without a display.

'cVEND is ideal for both stationary ticketing machines or open-loop ticketing with check-in and check-out functionality on buses and trains', according to Executive Vice-President Michael Hrabina. 'Payments are quick and easy with contactless credit cards, NFC-enabled smartphones or a "tap and go" payment bracelet'.

PureWrist is a concept for a payment-enabled bracelet integrating a contactless prepaid card, providing an 'effortless payment system with just a flick of the wrist'.