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Proxama has been chosen to help Moversa, a NXP and Sony Corporation joint venture, demonstrate the capabilities of its latest security chip – the Universal Secure Access Module (U-SAM) - at this year’s Mobile World Congress (16-19 February, 2009, Barcelona, Spain). The demonstration will illustrate how multiple mobile payments and ticketing applications based on different contactless technologies can be accessed on one near field communication (NFC) mobile handset.

Moversa’s U-SAM supports two of the most widely installed contactless smart card technologies in the world, NXP’s MIFARE™ and Sony’s FeliCa™. In addition, the Mobile World Congress demo will feature Proxama’s mobile wallet and MasterCard PayPass™ payment application.

Proxama’s founder and CEO Neil Garner said: “We have been working with mobile payments and NFC since the early days and it is great to be part of the first demonstration of this key bridge between existing contactless specifications and services. Integrating contactless platforms - such as MIFARE and FeliCa – has the potential to speed up the adoption of mobile payments and other applications.”

Moversa president Guus Frericks said: “In our MWC 2009 showcase we are demonstrating the potential of the Universal Secure Access Module (U-SAM) featuring Proxama’s mobile wallet in a payment application. We are pleased to work with Proxama to enable an enhanced user experience for contactless services which can be accessed with NFC-enabled handsets regardless of protocols and operating systems.”


For further information contact Proxama PR Manager Belinda Gannaway on (0)1603 283422 or

Notes to editor:

About Proxama

Proxama, part of the American Banknote Group, works with consumer-facing organisations, helping them get the most out of consumer technologies. The company employs some of the industry’s most experienced professionals in smartcards, mobile phones and interactive TV technologies and can combine these technologies to deliver solutions that can be easily integrated with a range of other suppliers in payments and ticketing, loyalty, and information and service discovery. Clients include MasterCard, Virgin Mobile, BT and Sky.

About Moversa

Moversa is a joint venture created by Sony and NXP in November 2007 focusing on contactless technologies.
Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, the company develops and markets a secure chipset that supports NXP’s MIFARE™ and Sony’s FeliCa™ smart card technologies as well as contactless technologies from other providers. Moversa’s chipset will drive global adoption of contactless smart card applications in any portable devices. With Moversa technologies, users around the world will be able to enjoy a wide range of new contactless services that will enhance their lifestyles.

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