First Data Corporation and INSIDE Contactless announced the introduction of a new MasterCard PayPass contactless payment tag.
Based on INSIDE’s MicroPass payment platform, the MasterCard PayPass mobile payment tag offers an economical solution for contactless mobile payment. Users simply attach the tag to their mobile phone to give it all the functionality of a traditional credit or debit card.
The new tag features a special shielding design to protect the interior chip and antenna from interference caused by the mobile handset, as well as a new adhesive backing that lets the tag adhere to mobile phones better while allowing the sticker to be removed and reapplied without losing its grip.
CPI Card Group has been approved by First Data to produce the new tag, and has already established a scalable operational process using core MicroPass technology.