Users of cell phone and PDAs with mini SD slots can now enable them to make contactless payments and more due to the NFC/RFID reader/writer introduced by Wireless Dynamics. The company’s SDiD 2010 integrates NFC and smart card functions into the mini-SD card from factor expanding the versatility of these phones and PDAs.
Calgary, Alberta–Wireless Dynamics Inc., a leading provider of NFC and RFID SD products, announces the SDiD 2010, the first NFC (Near Field Communications) and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Reader/Writer in mini-SD card form factor.
The SDiD 2010 is also integrated with the SAM (Secured Access Module) used for many contactless payment standards. Now Smartphones, cell phones and PDA’s with externally accessible mini-SD connectors can be enabled by the SDiD 2010 for mobile payment, e-ticket, retail and other NFC applications. Consumers can use their mini-SDiD enabled phone to make contactless payments, redeem coupons, instant rewards and contactless transactions quicker, easier and secure.
Professionals can use their SDiD 2010 enabled wireless devices for pharmaceutical, health-card, logistics, security and other RFID applications.
The versatile SDiD 2010 integrates the NFC, RFID and smart card functions into the tiny mini-SD Card form factor. Its innovative embedded antenna provides typical 2.5 cm (1 in) read/write range without breaking the esthetic design of cell phones and PDA’s. SDiD 2010 augments Wireless Dynamics’ SDiD product line including the SDiD 1010, the NFC / RFID SD Card and the SDiD 1020, the RFID SD Card.
“We are excited about the introduction of NFC and Contactless Payment solutions for a larger group of cell phones and portable devices with mini-SD slots,” said Ambrose Tam, Chief Executive Officer of Wireless Dynamics Inc. “This mini-SDiD Card enhances our abilities to offer rapid deployment of the NFC technology for the mobile payment and e-commerce markets.”
The SDiD 2010 supports reading and writing of ISO14443A, Philips MIFARE and Philips MIFARE DESFire contactless tags and labels. In addition, the SDiD 2010 is capable of peer to peer communications utilizing NFCIP-1 and ISO 18092 standards. With the embedded SmartMX SAM processor, the SDiD 2010 can be loaded with certified contactless payment applications and used as credit, debit and stored-value payment cards. The SDiD 2010 operates at 13.56MHz and supports a wide range of Smartphones and PDAs with Microsoft Pocket PC 2002/2003, Windows Mobile 2003, Windows Mobile 5.0, and Palm OS 4.1 and up operating systems.
About Wireless Dynamics Inc.
Wireless Dynamics Inc. is a leading provider of NFC and RFID SD products. The company’s SDiD solutions enable NFC and RFID read/write functions for mobile devices such as Smartphones and PDAs. Wireless Dynamics also provides wireless ODM designs, products and services. Headquartered in Calgary, AB, Canada, the company was founded by Mr. Ambrose Tam, also the co-founder and former President of Novatel Wireless Inc. For more information, please visit www.wdi.ca.
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