JCB, a leading international payment brand, has developed contactless credit for MOPASS cards [.jpg image] conforming to ISO/IEC14443 for Type B communications. The MOPASS card (MObile PASSport), created in cooperation with Hitachi Ltd., combines smart card microprocessor functions with the flash memory card format for use in PCs, mobile phones, PDAs and other information devices with a memory card slot. JCB demonstrated the card at the 9th JCB World Conference on October 18 and 19 in Kyoto, Japan.
“The portability of the MOPASS card means that you can use a lot of different devices as your credit card,” said Mr. Yosuke Hamada, Assistant Vice President of JCB’s Strategic Market Development Department. “In fact, the large memory makes it possible to provide other, value-added services in addition to credit, making MOPASS ideal for creating new demand in the market.”
Combining smart card microprocessor functions with the flash memory card format not only provides MOPASS with large memory capacity, but advanced security without a special reader/writer, a particular advantage for the authentication functions required by mobile commerce using smaller devices such as mobile phones and PDAs. A MOPASS card equipped with proprietary credit and other applications developed by JCB can perform all the functions of a conventional-size IC-chip credit card. Continue >>