Helixion, the NFC mobile payment specialists, has today announced the launch of its lok-MPL mobile payments platform.
lok-MPL is a complete multi-scheme application platform for mobile NFC payments. Already in use by 12 major banks and financial institutions throughout Europe, the lok-MPL platform is the first to enable the creation of mobile payment applications that operate across any digital wallet, any payment scheme, any phone and any secure element.
"The NFC mobile payments is set to explode over the next few years. Financial services companies and mobile network operators are extremely keen to be able to monetise NFC mobile payment services. We believe that the official launch of the lok-MPL is a step forward for the marketplace delivering tangible benefits for businesses looking to move their mobile payment strategies forward," said Sue Balatoni, Managing Director at Helixion.
The lok-MPL platform is backed by comprehensive consultancy and support services to ensure banks, mobile network providers and third party solutions providers can maximise their investment in NFC mobile payment applications. After extensive testing and piloting with major European banks and network operators, there will be a series of commercial roll-outs of lok-MPL based mobile payment applications throughout 2013.
Designed to facilitate rapid and smooth development of NFC-based mobile payment and wallet solutions, lok-MPL can also be used as the basis for loyalty and ticketing schemes.