The American NFC contactless mobile payment service, ISIS, which is a joint venture among the major U.S. mobile network operators, Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, and T-Mobile, has selected the trusted solution for service managers, Allynis from Gemalto, as its central mobile commerce platform.
According to the chief marketing officer for ISIS, Ryan Hughes, Gemalto was chosen due to its long established relationships with both mobile operators and various trusted financial organizations. He explained that this meant that Gemalto could provide significant experience in offering services to the consumer, which involve sensitive financial information, in a secure way.
He also stated that the dedication that Gemalto has to security is unequalled within the industry, and “will provide the Isis mobile commerce platform with the necessary infrastructure to ensure consumer and merchant confidence in the Isis Mobile Wallet.”
Sébastien Cano, from Gemalto North America, added that the company is extremely happy to be supporting the delivery of ISIS in a rapid, secure, and convenient way that is integral to mobile contactless payment. He added that their significant experience in the global industry has allowed Gemalto to create an ISIS solution that will support a series of different types of NFC services, including mobile payment, but also other features such as loyalty programs, digital discount couponing, and even mass transit and access control.
ISIS has already announced that it intends to begin the use of its mobile payment service at some point in the middle of 2012, with its pilot programs in Austin, Texas, and Salt Lake City, Utah.