DeviceFidelity introduces CredenSE, new product line enabling secure applications on both NFC and non-NFC mobile phones
Breakthrough microSD technology enables NFC on all smartphones and feature phones while offering the best cost effective and strategic choice of Secure Element for NFC-enabled smartphones
Richardson, TX (PRWEB) October 30, 2012
DeviceFidelity, Inc., global leader in plug and play NFC products, announced today, CredenSE, a new product line of microSD devices, bringing to market a breakthrough in performance and flexibility. This is the very first time that a commercial NFC microSD product combines on board an active signal amplification chip with an industry leading Secure Element and miniature antenna making external signal booster and range extender obsolete. Therefore making distribution simpler as CredenSE is device independent and allowing any interested party to distribute a secure element to its own customers.
CredenSE 2.10, addresses all smartphones and even features phones with an NFC capable secure element:
On NFC smartphones, such as Samsung Galaxy S3, Sony Experia Ion, HTC Desire C, Motorola Razr M and other popular NFC phones that are arriving to the market CredenSE offers mobile wallet, tag reading and Peer 2 Peer NFC applications Secure credentials hosted on the microSD instead of special SIM card with SWP or embedded SE.
CredenSE also works on iPhone equipped with iCaisse the DeviceFidelity patented NFC-enabled protection case. On non-NFC smartphones and feature phones, CredenSE 2.10 breakthrough technology enables a wholly self-contained NFC card emulation solution to bringing NFC based secure mobile applications to the mass market.
The new CredenSE 2.10 maximizes the benefits of service providers such as Mobile Network Operators, financial institutions and Over the Top Wallet application providers who can deploy NFC solutions that can attract their entire customer base while the end user freedom to choose its phone and services remains untouched.
“CredenSE is a technological breakthrough that we are excited to make available to the market and add to our portfolio,” said Fabrice Jogand-Coulomb, VP of Products at DeviceFidelity Inc. “Unlike solutions restricted to NFC smartphones only, CredenSE delivers a robust secure application platform for NFC smartphones, non NFC smartphones and feature phones and offers true portability between NFC and non-NFC phones, something that was never before possible. This opens the doors to developers to more effectively leverage the vast potential of NFC technology and at the same time speeding up penetration for NFC based services to all consumers.”
DeviceFidelity's existing In2Pay and iCaisse product lines have long been the platforms of choice for institutions and developers deploying NFC solutions. CredenSE offers a seamless upgrade option as it is 100% compatible with DeviceFidelity's existing multiplatform APIs which provide a high level interface to control the embedded NFC components, allows TSM to remotely access the embedded smart card chip and furthermore allows host applications to take advantage of the secure element capabilities.
CredenSE product line offers wide range of microSD devices with user memory ranging up to 16GB and features a choice of Secure Elements on board that are compatible with industry standards such as EMV, Global Platform, ISO 14443 and Java Card.
CredenSE 2.10 supports payment applications from VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and China UnionPay while featuring MiFare classic and DesFire and being compatible with HID's MultiClass SEOS solution for access control. Therefore making CredenSE 2.10 the robust platform of choice for delivering a complete range of payment, transit and access control solutions to the mass market.
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Mobile Network Operators deploying NFC Wallet solutions can issue and control CredenSE just like their NFC SIM cards and enjoy the added benefit of retaining the service if the consumer selects to switch to a non NFC phone such as iPhone 5 or HTC One V.
Financial Institutions can now deploy NFC payments as part of their mobile banking apps to NFC phones, such as Samsung Galaxy S3 or HTC Desire C by issuing their credentials on a microSD that can be issued and control by them.
Even Retailers can deploy their own device agnostic NFC service as CredenSE can be issued as a regular microSD memory card on shelves and racks. Wallet Developers who have been stymied by the SIM card control chain can now extend their offerings to all NFC and non NFC phones without compromising performance or security.
DeviceFidelity is a big proponent of the consumer centric approach to NFC and CredenSE features GlobalPlatform2.2 that ensures multiple services could share the same physical card while remaining independent and protected from each other. As such CredenSE microSD continues to support all forms of issuance and personalization, such as central office machine based issuance, on-site instant issuance, and integration with major TSMs (Trusted Service Manager) for remote personalization.
CredenSE is based on DeviceFidelity's patents for pluggable NFC secure elements, with 20 such patents granted in US, UK, France, Germany, China, Turkey and over 70 others pending globally.
DeviceFidelity will be showcasing the CredenSE platform at Cartes, Paris. Please come visit us at booth 4N-024 or find out more at http://www.devicefidelity.com
DeviceFidelity, Inc. develops plug-and-play technologies that empower a variety of institutions to deploy their services and applications on millions of mobile phones worldwide. Its patented credenSE, In2Pay® and iCaisse solution transform popular mobile phones into interactive contactless transaction devices. Committed to bringing contactless innovation to the mobile phone, the company launched moneto, the world's first multi-platform mobile wallet in the US. DeviceFidelity is a private corporation with headquarters in Richardson (Texas) and offices in San Mateo (California), London (United Kingdom) and Aix-En-Provence (France). For more information visit http://www.devicefidelity.com, follow us on Twitter @devicefidelity and at facebook.com/DeviceFidelity.
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