Target has recently upgraded their credit card terminals to the NFC capable large-screen mutimedia capable Verifone MX925 but has intentionally disabled the NFC receiver because they are part of the MCX alliance. It has been verified at the Kapolei location that the NFC has been disabled.
Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) is a company created by a consortium of U.S. retail companies to develop a merchant-owned mobile payment system, which will be called "CurrentC." The joint venture was announced on August 15, 2012.
The company is led by merchants such as 7-Eleven, Alon Brands, Best Buy, CVS Health, Darden Restaurants; HMSHost, Hy-Vee, Lowe's, Michaels, Publix, Sears Holdings, Shell Oil Products US, Sunoco, Target Corporation and Walmart. The initial retailers that are part of the new company account for about $1 trillion in annual sales