Innovative key fob bringing NFC to all mobile phones

Morpho (Safran Group) and SIMLINK AS (a Telenor and SINTEF spin-off) are presenting a new key fob providing both Near Field Communication and Wi-FiTM access.

The key fob is a small device that brings Near Field Communication technology to all mobile phones with Wi-FiTM capability. It can be used for NFC payment, ticketing and access, among other applications. The key fob features everything needed to enable user-friendly and secure use of NFC technology.

Thanks to its Wi-FiTM connectivity, it can connect to a mobile phone, allowing an enhanced user experience and control of NFC transactions. The key fob contains a Morpho NFC-enabled SIM card with a secure application to enable contactless operation (NFC) and state-of-the-art Wi-FiTM technology from SIMLINK AS. It features the same technology used in the ConnectSIM card by Morpho and Telenor, the world’s first Wireless LAN-enabled SIM card.

“Equipped in this way, the key fob can help to deploy any kind of Near Field Communication service – such as mobile payment, mobile ticketing or loyalty services – enabled by an NFC SIM card, with any kind of Wi-FiTM enabled mobile phone right now,” explained Paul Naldrett, Senior Vice President for Telecoms at Morpho.

“We are very pleased with this key fob, and we see great opportunities for it,” said Dr. Oddvar Risnes, CEO of SIMLINK AS. “The product is the result of our development of WLAN-enabled SIM cards, and we believe that the key fob will pave the way for many interesting business opportunities for MNOs. We are currently in discussion with Telenor on use cases,” he added.

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