Giesecke & Devrient is the first SIM card provider to receive both the product certification from NXP Semiconductors for MIFARE Classic and from the MIFARE4Mobile Industry Group for MIFARE4Mobile v2.
ARCONTIA INTERNATIONAL AB announced its new embedded contactless smart card reader for the Nautiz eTicket Pro II PDA. The Arcontia reader is fully integrated into Handheld’s new Nautiz eTicket Pro II PDA, offering a compact and ergonomic mobile solution for a range of ticketing applications in public transport. The combination of the contactless smart card reader and the PDA provide customers with a lean and rugged mobile device for ticket control, travel information and support workflow processes.
Oberthur Technologies has been selected by Advanced Info Service telecom operator to provide “MIFARE DESFire” secure, contactless technology embedded in an NFC SIM card. The NFC SIM card with embedded MIFARE DESFire™ technology, DragonFly, is being launched for the first time in Asia with AIS, and will enable a mobile phone to be used as an e-purse to pay for public transportation and goods in Bangkok. Service users can also directly top-up credit on their SIM card and check both their balance and transaction history using their mobile phones. This new generation of NFC SIM card, boasts increased speed, security and convenience as well as best-in-class certifications and an integrated anti-virus. The dragonFly also allows rich applications to be embarked on the SIM.
HID Global and Sony jointly developed contactless smart card reader platform that embeds secure access control capabilities and Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality into laptops and other mobile devices. The platform holds a secure element that stores cryptographic keys which secure the authenticity and integrity of user credentials. It supports widely used contactless technologies for applications ranging from physical access control and identity assurance at the desktop to transit-fare, point-of-sale collection and loyalty programs. The jointly developed NFC global reader platform is the result of a strategic partnership that Sony and HID Global announced last year.
HID Global secure identity has partnered with Wincor Nixdorf to develop an ATM solution with an integrated contactless smart card reader. This adds the HID interoperable cashless payment reader technology to the Wincor Nixdorf “ProCash ATM” platform, allowing a single piece of equipment to process ATM and automatic fare collection transactions. The partnership will support the “Calypso” transit card protocol and “DESFire” contactless smart card technology, plus “MIFARE” contactless smart cards to meet future banking requirements. The system is designed to improve efficiency and cut costs for transit authorities and banks while offering greater convenience for consumers, increasing customer loyalty.
NFC big names Ericsson, Gemalto, NXP, Oberthur Technologies, STMicroelectronics, Venyon, Giesecke & Devrient and ViVOtech have joined forces to forge the “MIFARE4Mobile” Industry Group. With this, members can develop standardized “MIFARE” applications on NFC SIM cards and mobile phones. The “MIFARE4Mobile” technology has been developed by NXP and is used to manage “MIFARE-“based services in NFC mobile devices. With this coalition, the members can offer a platform to provide future direction, discuss experiences and share best practices to ensure evolution, interoperable development and implementation of the “MIFARE4Mobile” technology.
Gemalto has introduced the world’s first implementation of a transport application compliant with the DESFire specifications in a SIM or UICC card enabling commuters to use their mobile phones as e- tickets in MIFARE DESFire infrastructures. This innovation will enable commuters to use their NFC mobile phone as an e-ticket, as simply as any other contactless travelcard. A high level of security is ensured, as the tickets are stored in the SIM card and the application meets the stringent security requirements of the DESFire specifications.
NFC technology in transport dramatically enriches the commuter experience by adding the mobile phone’s keypad and screen to the travelcard and by connecting it to the online world. NFC-based services are part of Gemalto’s Trusted Services Management (TSM) dedicated offering of solutions and services. It enables transport operators to offer travelers the ability to purchase and recharge their transport tickets, with the convenience of the mobile phone.
NXP independent semiconductor and STMicroelectronics secure smart card
chips have signed a global strategic licensing agreement for NXP’s
“MIFARE” technology. This allows STMicroelectronics to integrate the
entire MIFARE family into its security solutions for mobile phone and
banking applications, facilitating the convergence of the MIFARE
infrastructure and NFC enabled mobile devices. ST can also include
MIFARE Classic and MIFARE DESFire technology into its leading (U)SIM
card ICs and other embedded secure solutions for the mobile phone
market, as well as into security solutions for PC readers and banking
card ICs. NXP Semiconductors provides High Performance Mixed Signal and
Standard Product solutions has about 29,000 employees working in more
than 30 countries while STMicroelectronics had 2008 net revenues of
SCM Microsystems has introduced its “SCL3711” contactless smart card
reader. Capable of supporting multiple contactless applications,
including mobile payments, transportation, access control and
e-government, the “SCL3711” is available on a high-performance, fully
interoperable, multi-protocol portable USB reader. It supports all major
13.56 MHz contactless technologies, including ISO
14443 type A & B, FeliCa, MIFARE and DESFire, and can enable devices
with NFC connectivity by inserting it into a free USB port or
integrating it directly into the respective device. SCM’s “SCL3711” can
be used at home or on the road and is small enough to be clipped on a
key ring to facilitate contactless applications such as purchasing
tickets, logging on to a computer or network, downloading loyalty
coupons and using eGovernment applications.
Semiconductor producer NXP’s SmartMX, a secure contactless
microcontroller chip has been selected by
the VDV-Kernapplikations GmbH & Co. KG to partner with card and
inlay-manufacturer Cardag to produce eight
million contactless cards to be issued throughout Germany by 2012.
NXP’s contactless microcontroller technology will be integrated in smart
cards created and personalized by Cardag, and is fully compliant with
the VDV-Kernapplikation (Core Application), the national data and
interface standard defined for contactless ticketing and automatic fare
collection in Germany. The development of the standard was driven by the
German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs to
ensure standardized electronic tickets in a range of formats such as
smart cards, bank cards and mobile devices would be fully interoperable
for use within public transport schemes throughout the country and
internationally. The SmartMX-powered electronic ticketing platform will
now be deployed
by transport companies throughout the country. The
aim of the scheme is to provide a single ticketing solution that will be
used across all nationwide transport networks.
Semiconductor NXP and Renesas Technology have expanded the licensing agreement on NXP’s “MIFARE” technology. This
agreement is aiming to build momentum for the availability of advanced
payment and Near Field Communication (NFC) offerings in contactless
infrastructures. The license agreement supports the industry’s need for extension of
contactless applications to new form factors and will further strengthen
Renesas’ global position in the secure MCU markets for high-end mobile
and dual-interface banking applications. Renesas plans to provide a full
range of security products with MIFARE to meet the requirements of
mobile and contactless payment industries world-wide.
The agreement is set to drive the emergence of new and advanced
over-the-air mobile phone services based on NFC, such as electronic
ticketing and payment, delivering convenient and user-friendly connected
services to consumers while allowing mobile network operators to
increase average revenue per user.
NXP Semiconductors is set to launch the “IC MIFARE Plus” microcontroller
smart card. Security, performance, privacy and ease of use are at the
heart of “MIFARE Plus”. It is the only smart card IC of its class to
offer strong AES encryption for authentication, integrity and
confidentiality. Introduction of “MIFARE Plus’s” AES security avoids any
performance degradation to current infrastructure service levels. MIFARE
Plus chips comprise a number of additional security features
which, when used optimally in the infrastructure, provide a system that
prevents individuals from being identified and tracked by others.
Finally, migration planning is made easier as MIFARE Plus supports the
pre-issuance of new cards; co-existence of current and new cards; and
software based infrastructure upgrades.