Gemalto announced that it has deployed its Secure Access Modules (SAM) into existing EasyCard payment terminals in Taiwan with Gemalto Channel Partner Program member, eSECURE Technology.
The module card is used to upgrade existing payment terminals for contactless use. Upgraded contactless-ready terminals give consumers a fast and secure means to make small sum payments. There are around 16 million EasyCards in the market.
Retail vendors such as supermarkets, fast food chains and cinemas can benefit by offering their customers this easy and simple way to make payments. This marks a new advancement towards realizing the Taiwanese government’s vision of rendering the use of EasyCard, akin to that of an electronic wallet, as outlined by the Legislative Yuan act that was passed earlier this year.
The Security Access Module, which is delivered under the form of a small format microprocessor card that can be easily inserted into a terminal, is a proven solution that is used as an effective and simple means to provide local off-line security for prepaid and small amount transactions. Gemalto deployed several million Security Access Modules in the past years, for prepaid fixed line telephony applications for example, to ensure convenient usage of public telephones all over the world.