SK C&C (www.skcc.com) announced on June 19 that it had completed the commercialization of a TSM product to support AT&T’s NFC Connect.
CorFire, the mobile commerce business of SK C&C USA and an industry leader in mobile commerce technology, confirmed AT&T’s recent announcement of CorFire’s selection to provide SP TSM and supporting mobile applications for AT&T’s NFC services to be marketed through AT&T NFC Connect.
These services will enhance AT&T’s NFC offer by enabling non-payment related NFC services, such as Access Control, independent of payment applications executed through AT&T NFC SIM cards. In addition, CorFire also confirmed they are providing the technology for the AT&T Commerce Connect mobile marketing program.
Powered by the same CorFire mCommerce Platform used worldwide by retailers, mobile operators, transit authorities and financial institutions, AT&T Commerce Connect will enable merchants and retailers to create and manage the distribution of offers, coupons, ID services and gift or stored value accounts directly to smartphones.
AT&T recently announced that they were participating in a pilot program with CorFire and Blackboard, which provides contactless student card systems to colleges and universities.
The three companies are currently evaluating mobile-NFC access at Tulane University in New Orleans and Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.
CorFire’s scalable mCommerce technology allows mobile network operators to deploy innovative features such as value-added offers, mobile gifting, closed-loop payments, virtual loyalty cards, as well as, enablement of features that anticipate consumer usage of mCommerce services.
This commercially proven platform speeds the onboarding of mobile commerce services across financial institutions, retailers, transit authorities, ticketing agencies and voucher providers.
“It’s a great honor to provide a core technology for AT&T’s Commerce Connect and NFC Connect product offering,” said Bumsik Han President and CEO of CorFire. “AT&T’s NFC and contactless product offering represents a milestone for the mCommerce and Enterprise industries, and reinforces CorFire’s leadership in bringing commercially scalable solutions to market.”