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Gemalto Selected by Isis to Deploy Mobile Payment and NFC Services in the U.S.
By Tony Rizzo
Gemalto, a major player in digital security, has been selected by Isis - the mobile commerce joint venture between AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless to secure its mobile commerce platform utilizing Gemalto's Allynis Trusted Service Manager (TSM) solution. Isis will now be able to provide consumers and merchants with an open and secure mobile commerce platform that will drive new ways for consumers to shop, pay and save.
Gemalto was selected by for its long-standing relationships with financial institutions and mobile operators, which includes experience in securely provisioning services over the air and issuing sensitive financial information to the consumer. Gemalto's TSM will provide the Isis Mobile Commerce Platform with the necessary infrastructure to ensure consumer and merchant confidence in the Isis Mobile Wallet.
Isis will enable consumers to enjoy the speed, security and convenience of mobile contactless payment using NFC technology at retail outlets such as restaurants, movie theaters and drug stores. Consumers will be able to securely pay, present loyalty cards, and redeem coupons all with a tap of their phones. Services will include a variety of NFC services like digital couponing and loyalty programs, access control and mass transit.
Gemalto delivers security products that target personal mobile services, identity protection, payment security, authenticated online services, cloud computing access, modern transportation, e-healthcare and e-government services. The company is also a major vendor for electronic passports and identity cards, two-factor authentication devices for online protection, smart credit/debit and contactless payment cards, as well as subscriber identification modules (SIM) and universal integrated circuit cards (UICC) in mobile phones. Also, in the emerging machine-to-machine applications Gemalto is a leading supplier of wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM).
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