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 Presentation and Contactless Payment Technology Demonstrations Highlight Participation
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, April 22nd, 2009 – As part of its continuing commitment to the Brazilian contactless payments market, INSIDE Contactless, the world leader in advanced contactless microprocessor platforms, today announced its participation at the upcoming Cards Brazil 2009 conference and exhibition being held April 27-29 in São Paulo, Brazil. An INSIDE executive will be a featured speaker during the event, and other members of the INSIDE team will be demonstrating and discussing the company’s latest contactless payment technologies in the exhibition hall.
Inside Contactless will be exhibiting at Cards Brazil 2009 in partnership with ABNote Brazil in Booth 15 as well as in the French Pavilion booth 9 in the Frei Caneca Convention Center. Visitors will be able to see demonstrations of INSIDE’s Wave me ™ NFC added value services as well as its ICAO Lite products at the booth, obtain information on all INSIDE MicroRead NFC and MicroPass contactless payment products and discuss their needs with company representatives.
Conference attendees will be able to hear Bertrand Moussel, INSIDE’s executive vice president of sales for Latin America, discuss Near Field Communication. Mr. Moussel’s presentation, part of the RFID Tags: Manufacture and Application in Latin America plenary session, can be heard on Tuesday, April 28 at 10:30.
“Brazil and the rest of Latin American represent an important market opportunity for our company, and we are excited to be participating in this important industry event,” said Bertrand Moussel, executive vice president of sales for Latin America at INSIDE Contactless. “Our successful partnership with American Banknote Brazil to produce Visa and MasterCard type-approved contactless payment cards has positioned us as one of the technology leaders in this market, and we look forward to strengthening our relationships with new and existing customers and partners as the market for mobile phone, banking and security applications evolves.”
Cards Brazil, an annual conference and exhibition on cards, services and technologies, is the largest card industry event in Latin America.
INSIDE’s third-generation MicroRead chip, which was introduced on February 6, 2008, provides the broadest range of near field communication (NFC) options that enable numerous new contactless applications. Already in use by the major handset makers, the MicroRead suite combines third-generation silicon, a full set of interfaces, NFC software libraries and APIs, a field-proven reference design and robust standards support into a turnkey contactless reader solution.
The MicroPass intelligent payment platform is designed to power open standard contactless and dual-interface bank card payments along with other value-added applications in all global regions. Based upon a RISC architecture and optimized to the demanding requirements of contactless transactions, each of the MicroPass family of products is designed to meet the demands of issuer organizations in the bank card payments, transit, ID and access control markets.
About INSIDE Contactless
INSIDE Contactless is the global leader in open-standard contactless payment and Near Field Communication (NFC) semiconductors and software that power the next generation of payment, transit, identity and access control applications. The company’s intelligent, microprocessor-based platforms offer the flexibility to be embedded in smart cards, mobile phones and other consumer electronic devices, documents, badges and other items to support a wide range of innovative contactless applications and bring new levels of convenience to users. INSIDE has delivered more than 300 million contactless platforms worldwide to customers and partners that include many of the leading payment card and mobile phone manufacturers, systems integrators and financial institutions. With a portfolio of 60 families of patents, including several essential NFC patents, the company has played a leading role in NFC and contactless innovation. INSIDE is headquartered in Aix-en-Provence, France, with offices in Shanghai, Singapore, Warsaw, Seoul and Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit