Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Inside Contactless and TazTag Partner on NFC Apps | RFID Journal

Inside Contactless, a provider of contactless chip technologies, has partnered with TazTag, a company specializing in contactless solutions leveraging Near Field Communication (NFC) and ZigBee standards, to develop and bring to market a variety of secure, NFC-based, multi-application contactless solutions. The duo has already integrated Inside Contactless' MicroRead NFC chip into TazTag's TazCard, an NFC electronic wallet (e-wallet) and platform for developing e-wallet applications (such as ticketing, payment, loyalty and more), and TazKiosk, an interactive NFC kiosk for use with the TazCard.

Image Courtesy: TazTag

The TazCard is a special-purpose, Java-based tablet computer, approximately the size of a credit card. It features a 3.5-inch color touch screen, biometric authentication, audio output, data storage and a tamper-resistant secure element, and offers USB and 6lowPAN communications (6lowPAN is an IETF standard for IPv6 over low-power wireless networks), in addition to the NFC functionality provided by the MicroRead chip. "The TazCard represents a new class of versatile NFC devices that will open the door to a broad range of new NFC applications, and we are very excited to be participating with TazTag in the development of their innovative NFC products," said Bertrand Moussel, an executive VP of sales for Inside Contactless, in a prepared statement.

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