Oberthur Takes Part in NFC Launch in Russian Transportation

Oberthur Technologies announced its involvement as the supplier of the latest generation of high end NFC SIM card – “dragonFly”, in the first NFC commercial project jointly launched by top operators in Russia. The project concerns public transportation payments in Kazan, Russia. This NFC project has been launched in order to provide the city with a solution aimed at increasing the convenience of using public transport in Kazan, and to promote its use through the introduction of non-cash fare payment via a mobile phone. In addition to the transport ticketing service, some of the operators offer subscribers a combination of transport and payment services based on NFC technology. This brings NFC services in Russia to a new level: from a single NFC service to a multiple offering.

Aconite EMV Applet Provisioned to mNFC

Aconite EMV transaction processing and chip card issuing solutions, is proud to announce that a solution enabling the real-time provisioning of EMV applets onto NFC-enabled mobile phones has been implemented at International Card Services (ICS), the largest credit card issuing business in the Netherlands. ICS is already a customer for Aconite’s Affina® Enterprise smart card lifecycle management system for issuing and maintaining their extensive cardbase of MasterCard and Visa credit cards. As a part of this program, Aconite have enhanced Affina Enterprise to allow ICS to generate mobile EMV applet data and to deliver it in real-time to NFC handsets via a TSM service. The solution has the advantage of enabling ICS to manage both card and mobile issuance from a single system.

Tyfone Solution Focused on Cyber Security

Tyfone unveiled its Connected Smart Card (CSC™) solution, allowing users to augment passwords and other user ID information used to access sensitive information. Tyfone’s CSC solution uniquely combines centralized data with local, device validation to strengthen and simplify the centralized storing of passwords, credit card numbers and other digital ID credentials, optimally ensuring security to keep passwords, payment and biometric ID information out of the hands of cybercriminals. Tyfone’s CSC solution operates much like the traditional plastic smart card systems already in widespread use, but has a much smaller physical footprint and uniquely has the ability to connect to any mobile device, tablet or PC. Tyfone’s CSC hardware works with all existing software, smart card applets, password schemes and digital certificates, making it the first truly interoperable solution that secures the device, the identity and the transaction, controlling access to ID information in a unique combination of distributed and local (on device) layers.

Inside Secure NFC Payment Applet MasterCard Certified

Inside Secure semiconductor solutions for secure transactions and digital identity announced its Mobile MasterCard PayPass M/Chip 4 payment applet has attained MasterCard CAST and Functional certification on the Inside SecuRead NFC module. The INSIDE payment applet can be used by banks, wallet providers, transit operators, mobile network operators, handset and tablet makers and others in SIM, microSD and other form factors to enable MasterCard payments in any NFC mobile device. The INSIDE Mobile MasterCard PayPass M/Chip 4 payment applet is part of the company’s ongoing development effort to offer a comprehensive suite of pre-tested or certified branded payment, access control and banking applets. INSIDE also plans to support the Visa Mobile Payment Applet, First Data CertiFlash Mobile and the SecureKey Authentication Applet.

INSIDE Secure Supplies NFC Technology on Nokia Smartphone

INSIDE Secure semiconductor solutions for secure transactions and digital identity announced that its NFC solution has been integrated into the new Nokia Lumia 610 NFC smartphone, based on the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 platform. The Nokia smartphone utilizes the INSIDE Secure MicroRead® v3.4 NFC controller and Open NFC protocol stack software to provide NFC capabilities for a broad range of useful and entertaining applications. The Lumia 610 NFC smartphone is the first Microsoft Windows Phone device that INSIDE Secure has supported with MicroRead® and Open NFC™.

Aconite Launches Prepaid mPayment Solution

Proxama and Aconite smart card software services have launched their Mobile Prepaid solution. Extending the capability of the solution Aconite recently implemented for the South African Transit project. Customers can use the new range of NFC mobile phones in the same way as contactless chip cards to transact with contactless acceptance devices, such as those being deployed in South Africa’s public taxi-buses. Aconite’s Prepaid Value Manager (PVM) solution can be implemented alongside any existing payment infrastructure to handle the complex processing needed to support the ‘on-card’ value used in EMV based contactless products. These products can be issued on regular chip cards or on mobile phones and other token types (‘smart devices’).

MasterCard Launches Android ATM Locator

MasterCard announced the availability of the MasterCard “ATM Hunter” application for Android Smart Phones to let users find the nearest ATM anywhere in the world. The MasterCard “ATM Hunter” leverages the location-based technologies of the Android platform to search for the nearest ATM and can search for specific accommodations. These include wheelchair accessible ATMs, drive-thru or 24-hour access ATMs. With the “ATM Hunter” application for Android, users can also “report a problem” for an ATM location, featuring real-time communication back to MasterCard.


AT&T Certified Solutions Catalog has listed Blue Bamboo e-payment
solutions’ “Pocket POS” mobile payment applications. Boasting savings of
between 30 % – 70 % in transaction fees through swiped retail rates and
reduced charge backs, the application includes Bluetooth enabled P25-M
receipt Printer and card reader with Master Key/Session Key and DUKPT
security protocols for wireless payment transactions using a mobile
handset, PDA or laptop. The AT&T certification indicates Blue Bamboo and
its “PocketPOS” have met the standards of a secure, reliable major
mobile carrier and confirming it will not install spyware or viruses.
Blue Bamboo designs and markets faffordable products for the POS
terminal and peripherals industry.