Mastercard has announced partners for the launch of the new contactless payment program PayPass. An estimated 15,000 consumers will participate in a trial with numerous merchants in the Orlando, Florida area. The card/terminal interaction is based the Mastercard Proximity Chip – Online Profile, which is a subset of EMV/ISO 7816 commands.
Issuers: Chase, Citibank, MBNA
Chip Developer/Manufacturers: Infineon/SC2, OTI Inc./Samsung, Philips Semiconductor/Oberthur
Card Manufacturers: CPI Card Group, Oberthur USA
Card Personalization: First Data Corp, MBNA
POS Providers: C-SAM, OTI Inc., Panasonic, Stella, Verifone, ViVOtech, 3 Form Design
Testing & Compliance: Cadimes, Caradas, Consult Hyperion
Merchant Installation: Edgar Dunn, OTI Inc.