Contactless Payment Tested At MajorLeague Sports

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ATLANTA - (12/23/05) -- Fans of the Atlanta Hawks basketballand Atlanta Thrashers hockey teams are being invited to test-pilota new technology that will allow them to make contactless paymentsat concession stands and access mobile content from numerouslocations throughout the arena. The technology is known as nearfield communication and lets consumer electronics communicatewithin a two-inch to four-inch range, allowing users to intuitivelyconnect any two devices to exchange information or access contentand services. At Philips Arena, fans can purchase items by simplyholding their Nokia mobile phones equipped with Philips' NFCsemiconductor chips and ViVOtech software near a secure terminal.In Atlanta, the test involves about 300 season-ticket holders whoopened a credit card account with JP Morgan Chase.

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