NXP and Sequent Collaborate to Bring Cards to Mobile Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Licensing of MIFARE DESFire® and MIFARE4Mobile® applets boosts use of mobile devices in transit, access control and hospitality applications
Eindhoven, Netherlands and Santa Clara, California, October 28, 2015 – NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), the leader in Near Field Communication (NFC) solutions and Sequent Software, the platform bringing cards to mobile, have announced a collaboration to increase the use of mobile devices in transit, access control and hospitality applications. Sequent has licensed NXP’s MIFARE DESFire and MIFARE4Mobile V1.01 and integrated them into the Sequent Platform, allowing consumers to access potentially millions of credentials for use in real-world environments with their mobile devices.
“Our new agreement with NXP allows us to tap into the huge installed base of MIFARE® and provide a massive amount of card-based applications into mobile devices. It opens up opportunities for transit agencies, hotels and other organizations to effectively leverage mobile devices as the cards and keys of their customers,” said Hans Reisgies, CTO at Sequent. “From now on, consumers will always be able to have these cards with them, securely stored on their smartphones so they can easily ride trains, enter office buildings, open hotel room doors, validate at parking ramps and make payments.”
Read more in NXP’s official press release.