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NFC technology solution created by Proxama for Isis

The company has come up with a new near field communication solution for the mobile wallet.

The leading NFC technology provider for mobile wallets and engagement tech, Proxama PLC, has announced that it will be working with Isis for its mobile payments solutions.

This partnership is meant to help to boost the Isis mobile wallet app for enabled devices.

Isis is the mobile wallet venture created by Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile USA, and AT&T Mobile. They will be working with Proxama in order to develop the app for NFC technology enabled devices through the use of the BlackBerry 10 operating system. The effort is meant to help to expand the use of the wallet within the North American marketplace.

The use of NFC technology based mobile wallets has been slow to take off, so the hope is that this will help.

Business Partnership - NFC TechnologyThe Proxama managing director, Miles Quitmann, explained that “The roll out of Isis is a significant step forward for NFC as a mainstream consumer technology. We are delighted to be working with Isis on this very exciting venture. Proxama has built up an enviable position in the mobile wallet space. The North American market is a really important one for us.”

The technology platform at Proxama has been shown to be effective in supporting customer loyalty, engagement, and secure contactless payments through the use of NFC technology. Proxama is already working with some of the top brands through this tech, such as Barclaycard, EE, KFC, EAT, and others. These have helped to expand the use of mobile wallets and to boost customer engagement.

At the moment, the adoption of NFC technology based payments has been held back primarily by the limited number of devices that are equipped with these chips. However, as a growing number of device models are released with near field communication, and as the awareness of these types of payments begins to expand, it is believed that it will not be very long before these mobile wallets become a part of the mainstream for completing purchase transactions at a point of sale in a brick and mortar store.

NFC technology to launch in Nokia “Treasure Tag”

The company is also prepping for the use of Bluetooth 4.0 LE for the use of this new feature.

A large number of industry giants have made every effort they could to try to popularize the use of NFC technology, but have seen very limited success until now.

Nokia is hoping that its latest project will turn that trend in a more positive direction.

The mobile device manufacturer has announced that it is coming out with a new Bluetooth accessory called a “Treasure Tag”, which will allow device users to apply NFC technology to tracking items from their enabled smartphones. The accessory’s development was recently funded by a Kickstarter project that functions on the Apple iPhone.

The concept behind the new feature is an NFC technology compatible tile that can be paired with devices.

The Treasure Tag helps to feature the state of the art Bluetooth Low Energy tech from Nokia, although the NFC technology based tag can be paired with any smartphone based on Windows Phone that is enabled with near field communications tech. The pairingNFC Techonology requires a Windows Phone 8 app in order to be completed.

The app in question is built onto the LiveSight AR tech from Nokia. When it is installed onto a smartphone based on Windows 8, it allows its users to manage the NFC technology sensor and be able to track that accessory if it goes missing. The app also provides the sensor’s location on a map.

Users are also capable of using the NFC technology tag to track a lost smartphone that has been paired with its sensor by holding down a key on the device. This will trigger the associated device to make a sound. This feature does require the device to be within the tracking and hearing range of the accessory but it will certainly help to recover a device from a given coat pocket in the closet or from between sofa cushions. When the device is just out of sight, it can be rediscovered much more easily in this way.

The NFC technology and Bluetooth device uses batteries that will keep it powered for a period of six months.