The 2011 Cartes & Identification kicked off with the Sesames Awards.
NXP Semiconductor was the big winner taking home two awards, one for best software and another for best mobility application, both of which are used by Google Wallet.
The winners include:
Best Hardware: Dynamics with Chips & Choice:
The card has multiple chips and buttons. Only one chip is used for EMV purposes. A user presses a button and the payment application associated with that button is loaded into the EMV chip. The solution solves the point-of-sale software fragmentation problem that has prohibited the roll-out of advanced EMV applications.
Best Software: NXP Semiconductors with Open Source NFC Host Software stack for Android:
This product is a full NFC Mobile phone host software stack. It was provided in open source to enable the launch of Android NFC phones, serving as reference in official Google Android releases. It supports all NFC applications. It also enabled the deployment of first commercial NFC services, including the Google Wallet service.
Best Production & Tests Application: Oberthur Technologies – ID One Digital Watermark:
ID-One Digital Watermark is a technology embedded into the electronic component of the identity document which enables warning about any changes or attacks during the document life cycle.
Best Transportation Application: Inside Secure with VHBR:
The VHBR application accelerates data transfer between cards and readers in systems that require download of a high volume of data, such as identification systems that require a photo, or in systems requiring rapid throughput, such as transit systems.
Best Identification/ID Cards Application: Smart Packaging Solutions with Embedded Contactless Module:
SPS embedded contactless module is an alternative manufacturing process to the traditional inlay technology. It enables manufacturing of contactless cards with the same equipments as for contact cards. It provides benefits for card manufacturers such as costs-savings, higher card reliability and a more secure manufacturing flow.
Best IT Security Application: Gemalto with Just4YourEyes:
Just4YourEyes enables access to secure email from any terminal: PC, tablet, handset, using either native or Web-based clients. The keys used to read or create secure email are stored once in the user handset or in a secure element located in the handset. They are remotely accessed by the email client via a secure network link.
Best Banking/Retail/Loyalty Application: Simartis Telecom with Bubble:
Bubble is a SIM&Server solution that offers mobile network operator a way to display commercials only at the time the mobile is in the customer’s hand. Using Bubble, the operators will deliver ads at a relevant time linked to the customer’s action. This will boost their rate of response.
Best Mobility Application: NXP semiconductors with PN65 Secure NFC module:
A solution for a secure NFC module, bringing mobile payment and ticketing to the market. The product combines an NFC controller, Secure Element, JavaCard operating system as well as payment and transport applications. The module comes with fully qualified NFC host software. It powers the Google Wallet solution.
Best Trusted Internet/Authentication Application: HID Global with Next Generation Secure Identity Ecosystem:
HID Global’s Next Generation Secure Identity platform offers a secure infrastructure based on HID’s Trusted Identity Platform and HID’s Secure Identity Object model that introduces technology-independent digital credentials for deployment on smart phones, microprocessor-based cards, contactless smart cards, USB tokens and other devices.
Best eTransactions Application: Verifone with PAYware Mobile Enterprise:
PAYware Mobile Enterprise empowers users to create a checkout wherever, whenever – backed by VeriFone. PAYware Mobile Enterprise integrates mobile payment devices into a PCI-compliant environment and reduces PCI scope and the merchant’s risk profile.