The joint solution to be offered by the two companies is based on Bell ID’s high volume card, application lifecycle and key management systems and Vivotech’s mobile wallet software, over-the-air (OTA) provisioning solution and coupon issuance/redemption software.
“The combined solution enables organisations to take advantage of their existing infrastructure and allow them to provide NFC/TSM mobile solutions to their customers,” says Bell ID. “Through this partnership, mobile network operators, financial institutions and third party processors now have a range of viable alternatives to implement NFC TSM solutions, without finding it necessary to outsource all of the TSM infrastructure to an existing card bureau.”
“The collaboration between Vivotech and Bell ID is all about bringing the mobile NFC solution delivery to a mass-market position”, says David Orme, CEO of Bell ID. “Vivotech’s expertise gained through many NFC initiatives and its contactless terminal deployments should prove invaluable to institutions working with us to deploy and support NFC deployment into the mass market, not only for finance but for merchants, transit/transport, ID and other sectors.”