Netherlands-based International Card Services (ICS) has deployed EMV technology provider Aconite’s platform for real-time provision of EMV applets onto NFC-enabled mobile phones.
Aconite said that ICS has already implemented its Affina Enterprise smart card lifecycle management system for issuing and maintaining their extensive cardbase of MasterCard and Visa credit cards.
As part of the implementation, Aconite has enhanced Affina Enterprise to allow ICS to generate mobile EMV applet data and to deliver it in real-time to NFC handsets through a TSM service that allows ICS to manage both card and mobile issuance from a single system.
ICS corporate director of demand and ICT, Nico Lodewijk, said: "We have already implemented Aconite solutions for EMV transaction processing and card issuance, so we saw this as a natural extension of their existing systems.
"By implementing the enhancement to Aconite’s existing smart card lifecycle management system we have reduced the complexity of the project and simplified the introduction of NFC-based mobile payment to our customers."