Advantages : Ease of Mobility Ease of useDisadvantages: Easy duplication No memory to hold the current balance Limited lifetime Limited acceptanceAnd the list goes on………….
About e-Wallet: The electronic wallet (e-Wallet) is just like a leather wallet as it does the same, in terms of e- cash.
Salient features of e-Wallet:More than 40 years of Polarity reversal indicator data retention is pre-built in our card.Firewall encrypted Reusability of our card is security logic unlimited.Compatible with many Multiple card features are supporting hardware. incorporated in the sameNo separate card reader is card. required to access our card External complexities are less
Refillable Infinitelifetime Current balance can be stored and read User authentication is provided Universal access Maximum possible cash Cannot be duplicated
Advantages of e-Wallet: Ease of use Accessibility and convenience Flexibility Safety and control
e-Wallet is supported on the following platforms: Windows® PC running Windows 7, Vista, or XP. Apple® iPhone®, iPad™ and iPod® touch, 3.0 and higher. RIM® BlackBerry® 4.2 and higher. Windows Mobile® 6 and Windows Mobile 6.1 and 6.5 Classic, Standard (non-touch) and Professional (touch). Windows Mobile 6.5 devices are also known as Windows phones.
NFC or Near Field Communication is a short range high frequency wireless communication technology. A radio communication is established by touching the two phones or keeping them in a proximity of a few centimeters. NFC is mainly aimed for mobile or handheld devices. NFC is an extension of Radio frequency identification or RFID technology. RFID is mainly used for tracking and identification by sending radio waves. NFC devices can be used in contactless payment systems, similar to those currently used in credit cards and electronic ticket smartcards, and allow mobile payment to replace or supplement these systems. For example, Google Wallet allows consumers to store credit card and store loyalty card information in a virtual wallet and then use an NFC-enabled device at terminals that also accept MasterCard PayPass transactions
In 2004, NFC Forum was formed by Nokia, Philips, Sony,to set standards for NFC . Every NFC enabled device will have “N-Mark” trademark ,developed by NFC Forum. N MARK TRADEMARK
In 2006 First mobile phone( nokia 6131) with NFC released by NOKIA.
In 2010 First android phone SAMSUNG NEXUS S with NFC support released.
Near field communication is based on inductive- coupling. NFC works using magnetic induction between two loop antennas located within each others near field’.
operating frequency 13.56 MHz.data rate 106 kbit/s to 424 kbit/s. NFC use an initiator and a target; the initiator actively generates an RF field that can power a passive target. Initiator Device Targe t
In Active mode, both devices with NFC chip generates an electromagnetic field and exchange data. Two NFC enable d device s transfe r-ring data in active mode
In Passive mode, there is only one active device and the other uses that field to exchange information. A NFC- enabled mobile phone is paired with a RFID- tagged "smart poster"
Touch and Confirm Applications such as mobile payment where the user has to confirm the interaction by entering a password or just accepting the transaction.
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High convenience to the user, because the data exchange is done by bringing two mobiles together. Reduces cost of electronic issuance . Secure communication. No special software. No manual configuration and settings. No search and pair procedure.
In 2011, handset vendors released more than 40 NFC-enabled handsets. iOS mobile operating system does not support NFC. Google, on the other hand, includes NFC functionality in their Android mobile operating system and provides a NFC payment service, Google Wallet. BlackBerry devices have also supported NFC using BlackBerry Tag on a number of devices running BlackBerry OS 7.0 and greater. Mastercard has added further NFC support for PayPass for the Android and BlackBerry platforms, enabling PayPass users to make payments using their Android or BlackBerry smartphones. Microsoft added native NFC functionality in their mobile OS with Windows Phone 8, as well as the Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft provides the "Wallet hub" in Windows Phone 8 for NFC payment, and can integrate multiple NFC payment services within a single application.
QR Codes 2D barcode are Square bar codes, or QR codes are an easy way to inject info into mobile phone. This makes it easy to create communication such visit a website or copy useful text. QR codes have been around since they were invented in 1994. Originally used to track products in warehouses, QR codes were designed to replace traditional (1D bar codes). Traditional bar codes just represent numbers, which can be looked up in a database and translated into something meaningful. QR, or “Quick Response” bar codes were designed to contain the meaningful info right in the bar code
Online companies like PayPal, Amazon Payments and Google Wallet also have mobile options ◦ Generally, the process is :First Payment User registers, inputs their phone number, and the provider sends them an SMS with a PIN User enters the received PIN, authenticating the number User inputs their credit card info or another payment method if necessary (not necessary if the account has already been added) and validates paymentSubsequent payments The user re enters their PIN to authenticate and validates payment
Google Wallet Mobile pay is one of the most innovative ways for merchants to attract customers. Although still in its relative infancy, mobile pay, which uses Google Wallet for its transactions, allows customers to purchase items from apples to zoo tickets at brick and mortar stores by using an Android app.
Getting established with Google Wallet is simple, particularly for merchants who already accept contactless payments; otherwise a terminal must be ISO 18092 or 14443 compliant.
It’s a free app for Androidphones.Free coupons are availablefrom several sites.Prepaid offers are alsoavailable from GoogleOffers Hub.Both savings and checkoutare easier and faster forthe customer.
Google Wallet isdesigned to work with allretailers, networks, banksand carriers.Merchants attract a moreupscale customer base.No network connection isrequired for thecustomer.Cutting-edge securitymeasures provide theultimate safeguards forthe customer.