Oberthur Technologies and AuthenTec, a provider of mobile and network security solutions, have teamed up to create SIM-based designs that will make NFC mobile payments via smart phones faster and more secure.
The two worked with NFC technology provider INSIDE Secure to implement control of NFC functions using a fingerprint scanner. This mobile payment solution will be demonstrated at the Oberthur and INSIDE Secure booths at Cartes in Paris.
The fingerprint/NFC demonstration combines Oberthur Technologies’ NFC FlyBuy and SIMFlex with AuthenTec’s fingerprint scanner to enable single-gesture, biometrically secured NFC payments.
Users are able to make a mobile payment by simply swiping a finger over AuthenTec’s smart sensor on a fingerprint-enabled phone such as Motorola’s Android ATRIX. Smart phone users can access a credit or debit card of their choice by associating different payment methods with different fingers. This allows them to choose a payment method, authenticate and activate the desired payment card with a swipe of a finger, then tap the phone on a terminal to complete the NFC transaction.