Previously, making contactless payments with a mobile device was dependent upon a local hardware based secure element chip, such as a SIM or embedded secure element. The new Proxama-Cryptomathic solution can be used to enable existing mobile applications with a new software-based security infrastructure that works across debit, credit, pre-paid and gift card schemes. It does not require any Point of Sale (POS) infrastructure changes to be made by merchants because it works with existing contactless payment terminals.
With EMV-TT, any card issuer can now launch a mobile contactless payment service without having to rely on a secure element provider or Trusted Service Manager (TSM), cutting down the complexity, cost and providing greater flexibility for value added services. As a standalone solution, EMV-TT leverages existing card issuance and authorisation systems and
EMV-TT has been also designed to enable a simple migration from the HCE to the standard Secure Element based approach or vice-versa should the bank or network operator wish to change its deployment or partner strategy in the future.
With more NFC devices rolling out every day and HCE available on the vast majority of Android devices running the latest OS, KitKat, the market opportunity for NFC payments is growing. We have designed the EMV-TT technology such that it seamlessly integrates with other mobile consumer engagement services delivered from the same TapPoint platform."
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Cryptomathic is one of the world's leading providers of security software solutions to businesses across a wide range of industry sectors, including banks, government, technology, cloud and mobile. With more than 25 years' experience, Cryptomathic provide systems for eBanking, PKI, ID & ePassport, card issuing, advanced key management and management cryptography
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