INSIDE Contactless, Sagem Orga (Safran Group) and TazTag today announced the joint development of a new method of delivering NFC payment functionality.
Based on TazTag’s TazCard, the new device, which is currently in pre-alpha testing, provides full NFC functionality for contactless payment and other applications.
About the size of an ordinary credit card, the TazCard is a special-purpose, Java-based handheld device capable of supporting a variety of NFC applications.
For this new payment device, INSIDE’s Java-based test payment application has been installed on a Single Wire Protocol (SWP)-enabled SIM card developed by Sagem Orga, which is connected to the INSIDE MicroRead NFC controller built into the TazCard.
The TazCard also leverages INSIDE’s Open NFC protocol stack and features a 3.5-inch color touch screen.