HID Global launches suite of contactless payment stickers
06 December 2010 | 2304 views | 0
Source: HID Global
HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced the addition of a convenient yet sturdy mobile sticker format to its family of contactless payment and identification cards.
The stickers make it easier to add closed-loop payment and loyalty systems to existing automatic fare collection or retail systems, or to augment campus identification systems with new access control capabilities. They also can be affixed to mobile phones as a bridge to coming NFC mobile payment services.
Unlike other stickers, HID's sturdy, adhesive-backed stickers include an internal ferrite layer that shields electronics from interference even when attached to items containing metal, such as mobile phones. They come in a breakout ID-1 card format and can be printed with customer information including serial numbers, activation codes, messages, brand elements and/or promotional text and artwork. HID Global offers print customization in low quantities, providing companies with an economical way to extend their brand presence. To meet existing customer environments, HID's contactless payment and identification stickers are available with DESFire®, MIFARE® and iCLASS® technologies, ensuring maximum flexibility in design and use.
"Contactless payment stickers enable users to experience the convenience and reliability of next-generation NFC-enabled mobile payment, now, by simply attaching them to mobile phones, MP3 players or other frequently carried items," said David Nichols, Product Marketing Director, Credentials, with HID Global. "We continue to offer more ways to deliver secure access and conduct cashless transactions, whether with traditional cards or easy-to-use contactless stickers, and each of our credential form factors plays an important role as consumers seek more reliable and convenient secure identity solutions."
HID Global's contactless payment and identification stickers are available in both volume and sample quantities. HID's sticker customization program allows customers to choose from a variety of printing, laser engraving, programming, artwork and contactless chip technology options, upon request. In the field, stickers may be printed with brand elements, custom designs or other information using desktop card printers such as the Fargo® line of financial card printers with patented High Definition Printing (HDP™) technology. The single-use part can be discarded by the end-user after receipt.