The new version creates a secure over-the-air channel for mobile network operators, handset manufacturers, banks, merchants and their trusted service managers (TSMs) to provision credit, debit, prepaid, loyalty and transit card applications to NFC-enabled mobile phones.
The software suite also enables the delivery of mobile marketing content to consumers such as personalised and location-based coupons, offers, promotions and rewards programs through a spam-free authenticated mobile network.
“NFC mobile commerce is quickly moving from promise to reality,” said Michael Mullagh, the company’s CEO. “Vivotech has a long history of NFC software ‘firsts’ and this release is no exception by providing the key building blocks to enable multiple players in the complex NFC ecosystem to interoperate at scale and provide transformative rich payment, shopping and loyalty experience for consumers.”
Vivotech, which also supplies contactless point-of-sale terminals, has now shipped more than 800,000 POS devices, the company adds.