Cassis International, the pioneer in Trusted Service Management (TSM) Services for NFC mobile devices, who securely provisioned the world's first commercial payment accounts Over-the-Air onto mobile phones, today announced that it has expanded its TSM Services to support MasterCard's Mobile Over-the-Air Provisioning Service (MOTAPS), the world's first enabling platform for Near Field Communication (NFC) programs.
With MasterCard MOTAPS, issuing banks have a standardized, easy to use, cost-effective and secure method to transfer and install PayPassTM-enabled payment account information, on demand, in real time, onto Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled OR capable mobile phones. After account provisioning, consumers can immediately use their mobile phone at more than three hundred thousand merchant locations worldwide where PayPass is accepted.
CASSIS, the leading global provider of Trusted Services Manager (TSM) solutions with unrivalled experience in cross-industry alliance building, brings to MasterCard its commercially proven TSM service that specializes in securely provisioning payment and other secure element applications Over-the-Air onto mobile phones and then managing them over time. With the completion of the integration effort with MOTAPS, CASSIS is now ready to provide issuers that connect to MOTAPS a fully integrated and end-to-end provisioning solution.
Commenting on the announcement, James Anderson, Senior Vice-President of Mobile Product Development at MasterCard, said, "MasterCard developed MOTAPS to simplify and accelerate the deployment of PayPass onto NFC handsets. We are delighted to have CASSIS become a partner in the service - to the benefit of all participants in the Mobile NFC ecosystem." Thian Yee Chua, CEO, CASSIS, said "With our partnership with MasterCard on MOTAPS, consumers can effectively activate a PayPassTM-enabled account Over-The-Air onto the NFC phone through CASSIS TSM service anytime and anywhere in the world, and coupled with mobile life style applications, create an innovative consumer buying experience."