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NXT-ID Joins Smart Card Alliance and EMV Migration Forum

By CIOReview | Monday, August 24, 2015

OXFORD, CT: NXT-ID, a biometric authentication company focused on growing mobile commerce market, announces that it has joined The Smart Card Alliance and the EMV Migration Forum. Joining the Smart Card Alliance and the Smart Card Alliance Latin America (SCALA) Chapter provides NXT-ID direct access and visibility to industry peers and thought leaders promoting adoption of smart card technology.

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology. Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is an industry voice for smart cards.

Furthermore, NXT-ID has also become a member of the EMV Migration Forum. The EMV Migration Forum is a not-for-profit, cross-industry body focused on supporting alignment of the EMV implementation steps required to ensure a successful move from magnetic stripe technology to EMV contact and contactless technology. NXT-ID is also a member of The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance.

"As we prepare Wocket for the introduction of EMV chip cards and other digital payment technologies, we are looking forward to contributing to these two important associations at the forefront of next generation payments. One of the advantages of Wocket's flexible platform is that we are able to accommodate new payment technologies as they emerge," says Gino Pereira, CEO, NXT-ID.