By the end of this year the Rhine Main Transport Association (RMV) will equip all bus and tram/train stops within the city of Frankfurt-on-the-Main and in its airport with ConTags, functioning as Near Field Communication (NFC) transmitters. Frankfurt-on-the-Main will be the first metropolis of the Federal Republic to benefit from such a system. The tags transmit schedule information to any mobile phone equipped to receive such messages. Users can also use the system to purchase the type of ticket he or she wants through an on-screen menu, which is then sent to his or her mobile phone via the Internet. Using the system still appears to be one of the largest concerns. “Manufacturers of handsets would have to introduce the NFC option into a broad range of models and beat the advertising drum for it,” said Peter Vollmer, the press officer of the RMV, to heise online.
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