This report finds an enhanced possibility of developing the 'contactless smart card payment' system that can be adopted by the food courts which go in line with their high-tech global presence.
Singapore, a tropical island is a vacation place, tourist location, and shopping centre for people of almost al countries of the world. In Singapore eating out is not only a national passion but also an addiction for the local residents. Considered as the food capital of the world, Singapore offers almost all the major international cuisine. (Expat Singapore) The visitors to the country also catch this addiction easily as there are a large number of eateries offering a wide variety of international cuisines. Singapore is a place liked by all nationalities for the range of ethnic food its eateries offering them. Even though Singapore is a small country by size, the choices of foods available is plenty that makes the even the first time visitors to the country like the varieties of foods offered by it. The choices of food range from Indian to French and Italian to Malay. (Singapore Expats) The form of the eateries are also different ranging from hawker or food centers, coffee shops, canteens and such other eating places. The latest addition to this list is the food courts. The food courts are trendy in appearance and also made comfortable with the provision of an air-conditioned atmosphere. Singapore excels not only in the food being offered by it but also in the technological advancement especially in the information and communication technology. Almost all the top information technology companies have their offices in Singapore. The technological awareness and excellence of Singapore can be seen in the development of a contactless smart-card technology that has taken off in a big way in the Public transportation of sector. (Retail Asia)
However this technology has not been favoured by other retailers and hence has not got its recognition despite the convenience of the system. The contactless cards are not powered by a battery; but they use an inductor which is built-in. This inductor captures the radio-frequency interrogation signal, which is passed on through the card and the inductor rectifies it to be used to power the electronics of the card. Because of the simplicity and sophistication of the technology there is a distinct possibility this can be used for payments in the food