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February 21, 2012

G&D to Showcase NFC and other Mobile Application Security Solutions at MWC


Geisecke & Devrient, the company that created the world’s first SIM card, will present its security solutions for mobile digital applications at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) in Hall 8, Booth 65. The presentation will be especially valuable for network providers, banks, OEMs and transportation providers as they prepare for NFC to make its way around the globe.


The demonstrations provided by G&D will display solutions for every aspect of NFC payment, including Trusted Service Management, SIM and Device Management and Subscription Management and M2M. In addition, G&D will demonstrate MobiCore, a secure operating system for the protection of sensitive applications on handsets and notebooks. Demonstrators will use real-world scenarios to demonstrate G&D’s solutions for converging ecosystems.

Regarding NFC TSM, the company will highlight the advantages of NFC for both companies and users. The company will also feature its digital wallet and its TSM solution for mobile handsets, which includes over-the-air management and personalization of sensitive data. TSM manages NFC services over the wireless network, including administration, personalization and software updates for NFC-enabled SIM cards.

On the topic of Subscription Management, conference attendees can see use cases demonstrated live at the “GSMA (News - Alert) Connected House” that will include remote personalization and deletion as well as secure transfer of a subscription from one embedded SIM to another over the mobile network. The company will showcase its LTE (News - Alert)-enabled SmartTrust DP over-the-air platform, which enables both SIM and device management. SmartTrust (News - Alert) also delivers value-added services, social networking, mobile marketing, and next-generation roaming tools utilizing IP technology.

G&D recently announced that it will handle contactless mobile payments for Australia’s Commonwealth Bank. This will include provisioning of MasterCard (News - Alert) PayPass Applications using the iCarte, an iPhone 4 or 4S sleeve that stores NFC and secure chips. The Germany-based G&D has also announced partnerships with Telefonica in Spain and Yapi Kredi bank in Turkey.

Since 1852, G&D has been involved in banknote processing, security documents and identification systems. The company supplies a variety of enterprises with hardware, software and end-to-end solutions for a variety of mobile security applications.


Jacqueline Lee is a TMCnet contributor who produces web content, blogs and articles for numerous websites including wikiHow.com. Her background is in business and education.

Edited by Stefanie Mosca










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