Dynamic Card Solutions (DCS), the leading instant card issuance, PIN selection and PIN change provider for financial institutions, today announced the availability of a new contactless personalization platform-the CardWizard "Perso-to-Go"-that allows financial institutions to instantly and conveniently personalize mobile devices, fobs and contactless stickers at the branch level for near-field communications (NFC) payments.
Utilizing the DCS "Perso-to-Go" platform, branch personnel can securely personalize any contactless form factor-whether it is an embedded NFC chip on a mobile device or provided as a contactless sticker from a leading manufacturer, such as First Data's GO-TagTM solution or Oberthur Technologies' FlyBuyTM sticker, that can be securely adhered to a mobile phone, MP3 Player, PDA or key ring. No over-the-air (OTA) personalization is required, and because "Perso-to-Go" also supports instant activation, the personalized device can be immediately used for contactless point-of-sale purchases.
"Building on DCS' expertise as the global leader in instant issue technology for payment cards, the "Perso-to-Go" platform simply extends CardWizard's capabilities so that issuers can quickly capitalize on the latest contactless technologies," said Steve Suttman, president of DCS. "Today's consumers demand speed and convenience, and contactless payments via a mobile device or contactless sticker clearly delivers. DCS is pleased to offer financial institutions this fast and convenient way to personalize any mobile device so account holders will also have a fast and convenient way to pay."
DCS' "Perso-to-Go" platform is the only instant personalization tool for contactless payments that offers banks and credit unions instant activation of the device in both the financial institution's core application and the network switch. In addition, the technology meets worldwide security requirements for both EMV and MSD contactless specifications and complies fully with all Visa and MasterCard security recommendations.
With a current installed base of over 5,000 financial branch locations, DCS' CardWizard customers can simply upgrade their existing card issuance system to support the "Perso-to-Go" contactless personalization platform. Alternatively, the system can be implemented independent of a card issuance program and used solely for mobile payment personalization. Issuers can easily upgrade "Perso-To-Go" should they wish to add card issuing or PIN change capabilities at any point in the future.