Photos: Caen's NFC pilot in action

Photos: Caen's NFC pilot in action

Summary: How the French have embraced the wireless lifestyle

TOPICS: Tech Industry

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  • Here a plaque outside the Abbaye offers tourist information using NFC.

    If a tourist places their NFC-equipped mobile against the Flytag logo – in the upper left hand corner of the sign – information about the Abbaye will be transmitted directly to the phone, either by phone call or SMS.

    Photo credit: Jo Best

  • This Monoprix supermarket in the town centre will also be experimenting with the technology and has already put up signs to let customers know they can pay with their mobiles.

    Photo credit: Jo Best

  • Laurent Duchelet is just one of the triallists who uses his NFC mobile to pay for his weekly shop by placing his phone on a reader by the till.

    Duchelet told, for a non-techie, he's a fan of the "practical" technology.

    Photo credit: Jo Best

Topic: Tech Industry

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