Morpho and Novedia team on NFC

Source: Morpho

Morpho (Safran group), a world leader in secure mobile identity, has partnered with Novedia, a specialist in strategic consulting for companies involved in the latest digital solutions, to offer Near Field Communication (NFC) services worldwide.

NFC can open up numerous new business cases in the areas of contactless payment, access control, electronic ticketing, identification and authentication.

Mobile Network Operators have a strong interest in this trendsetting contactless technology, but there are a lot of questions on how to address this topic strategically. Together with its partner Novedia, Morpho intends to set up a comprehensive offer of project management and marketing services to meet the NFC needs of Mobile Network Operators.

Morpho has already substantiated NFC-knowledge gained from trials in different parts of the world. These include download and execution of VISA PayWave on Morpho SIM card, access of tourist information by using the reader mode (application stored on the SIM), download and execution of a loyalty application, download, personalization and execution of MasterCard M/Chip 4 application, transport use cases and more. Morpho has also been involved in the first commercial launch of NFC in Nice, France.

Morpho's new enhanced product "SIMply NFC Evolution" supports all the major standards and requirements in terms of interoperability and security. From stand-alone NFC SIM cards and NFC bridge solutions to the latest security and innovative features, the portfolio includes products for numerous fields of NFC applications and markets.

SIMply NFC Evolution provides:

- More security: Product under CC EAL4+* / EMVco** certification, featuring RSA*** key management and offering various crypto algorithms.

- More memory: Thanks to its large end-user free memory, NFC-Evolution ensures that all existing and future services can be addressed through the same product.
- More flexibility: The SIMply NFC Evolution product family meets market expectations, supporting various transport and banking standards - from the protocol perspective to secure provision of applications.
"Combining our extensive field experience and produce and produ product offering with the additional strategic and marketing know-how of Novedia can help Mobile Network Operators to push the implementation and the success of NFC worldwide", said Paul Naldrett, Senior Vice President Telcoms at Morpho, e-Documents Division. 

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