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Atmel module to secure 'first' NFC wallet

Posted: 25 Feb 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:NFC wallet electronic? solutions contactless? module security?

Atmel Corp. and TazTag are collaborating to bring to market all-in-one contactless solutions to store and protect personal data. As a first step in their collaboration, TazTag is using Atmel's AT98SC016CU turnkey security module in TazCard, the first NFC electronic wallet.

"The choice of an Atmel's security module became obvious when we decided to secure our nomad contactless smart object," said Eric Fouchard, CEO of TazTag. "The cooperation between a fingerprint sensor and the AT98SC016CU safely protects the access to personal data and the applications in the TazCard."

"Our AT98SC turnkey security solutions are the right choice when it comes to securing portable compact devices with energy constraints," stated Olivier Debelleix, Atmel's marketing manager for embedded security. "We are excited to bring our security expertise to this original and modern communicating application."

The TazCard is a new multipurpose, highly secured NFC device in a slim credit card format (only 6mm in thickness). This personal safe with a large touchscreen, fingerprint sensor and various communication interfaces (NFC, USB and Zigbee) allows a wide range of security applications such as access control, ticketing, couponing and payment. If required, a complete Java Software Development Kit makes possible the easy addition of further customized applications.

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