Sticking it to NFC

August 2012 Access Control & Identity Management

G&D has presented the first payment sticker to meet the specifications of the German banking industry. When the sticker is attached to a cellphone or smartphone, contactless payment becomes possible even if the device itself is not NFC-enabled. The SECCOS Mobile payment sticker is certified for the MasterCard contactless payment method PayPass. This allows bank customers worldwide to pay bills at over 350 000 PayPass locations.

Although there are around 50 NFC-enabled smartphone models now available, the number of users is still relatively low. This has left the field open for contactless payment stickers to play an important role as a bridge technology on the road to mobile payment by cellphone. G&D has developed SECCOS Mobile especially for the German market. This sticker variant runs on the SECCOS Secure Chip Card Operating System, which is the German banking industry system for smartcards. Depending on the requirements of the issuing bank, the stickers can be configured as prepaid, debit, or credit cards.

Cardholders using the 48 x 28 millimetre G&D stickers as a MasterCard credit card can make payments at over 350 000 contactless PayPass payment terminals in 37 countries worldwide. All transactions made this way are listed on the user’s normal credit card bill.

For more information, go to www.gi-de.com





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