Universal Music France Working with Philips and Visa International to Demonstrate Exciting New Appli

Friday 9 January 2004 00:00 CET | News

Royal Philips Electronics and Visa International have joined forces to show how the latest contactless technology can change the way digital content and services are distributed, paid for and accessed by todays universally connected consumer.

Following the announcement of an alliance between the two companies in May last year, Philips and Visa International have been exploring the market by proposing demos and concepts across different industries - including communications, consumer electronics, computing and digital content providers. The two organizations are showcasing proofs of concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that demonstrate the power of breakthrough technologies, such as Philips Near Field Communication (NFC) technology and Visas Verified by Visa, an authentication service based on the industry standard 3-D Secure, which enables Visa cardholders to safely shop online using a unique password. They show how value-add platforms can deliver rich and varied content in innovative ways. The two organizations are showcasing proofs of concept at CES, highlighting the unique value derived from combining the latest consumer electronics, wireless connectivity and secure, universal payment. In one scenario, music lovers can download the right to listen to a song to their PDA or their Visa payment card either by holding the PDA near a smart poster of their favorite Universal Music pop star or by holding their contactless Visa card near a store kiosk selling songs. The smart poster contains an embedded microchip that sends the information to the PDA using Philips Near Field Communications (NFC) technology. Payment is easy and secure using the Verified by Visa solution and the song rights can be stored utilizing Visa Smart Secure Storage (VS3). The kiosk is enabled with RFID technology to capture payment information from the card and transfer the rights to be stored in VS3. In both cases to hear the song, the user simply transfers the song rights to a Philips Streamium Internet radio using NFC, and the song is then played over the Internet. Other scenarios demonstrate ticketing and travel applications. Among the partners working with Philips and Visa International is global entertainment company Universal Music France. Having demonstrated the technical concept of these applications, Philips and Visa International will continue to assess market demand, and develop stakeholder business cases that reflect the deployment opportunities and challenges within various global markets.

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