Atmel and OTI Microcontroller Solution Selected for Use in MasterCard PayPass

Wednesday 10 December 2003 09:17 CET | News

Atmel Corporation and On Track Innovations Ltd (OTI) contactless secure microcontroller solution has been selected by MasterCard International for use in its MasterCard PayPass deployments in the U.S.

MasterCard PayPass is a new contactless payment program that provides consumers with The Simpler Way to Pay. Using MasterCard PayPass, consumers simply tap or wave their payment card on a specially equipped merchant terminal, eliminating the need to swipe a card through a reader. The new solution is ideal for quick payment environments where speed is essential, such as quick serve restaurants, gas stations, drug stores, supermarkets and movie theatres. MasterCard PayPass functions using a secure contactless microprocessor chip and an antenna. Atmel has been selected to supply the secure contactless microcontroller and has partnered with OTI to provide the contactless solution expertise including the operating system, application support and inlay technology. The contactless chip used is an 8-bit secure microcontroller from Atmels AT05SC highly secure product family, currently used for a variety of banking applications. The chip features 40KB ROM, 2KB EEPROM, hardware DES and hosts Atmels high security mechanisms. The contactless chip is compliant with ISO-14443B and ISO-7816 industry standards. Atmel and OTI provide the small, robust chip in both a contactless module form and in an inlay form, providing easy card embedding for card suppliers.

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