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We spoke with Patrick Gautier, Senior Vice President of New Product Development at Visa USA, to get an update on Visa’s efforts in the contactless payment arena. Just days following this interview, credit card issuer JP Morgan Chase announced that it would soon begin issuing contactless payment cards, most with the Visa brand. This announcement makes Mr. Gautier’s responses, particularly timely.
A bill that would ban contactless or RFID technology from inclusion in any identification documents issued by public entities was passed by the California Senate, clearing the first hurdle in its path to become law.
Looking for an ally in the quest to add multiple application capabilities to your contactless and proximity cards? Readers and software from RF Ideas is helping organizations to build support for a host of legacy applications alongside their existing access control solutions.
Adding a flexible payment component to an existing access control card has enabled one Washington, D.C.-based campus to maximize the return on investment.