INSIDE Contactless, a France-based provider of contactless chip technologies, has been recognized by ACT Canada as a leader and innovator in contactless applications. The nonprofit organization’s Lorne Boates Award is given to honor a company for its development of applications using advanced card technologies.
“INSIDE’s MicroPass contactless payment platform has rapidly commanded a market-leading position in Canada, helping to create adoption momentum for contactless solutions,” said Catherine Johnston, president and CEO, ACT Canada. “The company’s committed efforts in meeting the needs of Canadian bank card issuers and consumers made it a compelling choice for the Lorne Boates Award.”
The INSIDE MicroPass contactless platform was chosen by Canadian issuers and card manufacturers because it was fully certified, secure, and available in abundant quantities to meet aggressive deadlines. Coupled with the platform’s performance in global markets, MicroPass has emerged as the platform of choice for contactless payment in Canada.
“We are delighted with the award and pleased to play such an integral role in Canada’s adoption of contactless technology,” said Kim Madore, INSIDE’s vice president of sales and business development for Canada. “As Canada continues its migration to EMV, we will continue to work closely with card issuers and other organizations to support their requirements and simplify convergence of EMV and other non-contactless applications.”
The award was presented at ACT Canada’s Cardware 08: Securing Payment conference, held in early October in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.