Consult Hyperion, the independent consultancy which specialises in the field of secure transactions in contactless smart cards and mobile devices has joined the Smart Card Alliance, a not-for-profit group comprised of over 180 global members that stimulates the adoption of smart card technology in the U.S and Latin America.
By joining the Alliance, Consult Hyperion say they hope to increase its visibility and further develop relationships with industry players after seeing an increased demand for large scale smart card implementations for governments, banks and telecommunication providers.
“We’ve steadily become more and more involved in smart card and mobile payment projects in North and Latin America in recent years, and have already benefited hugely from attending Smart Card Alliance events, so becoming full members was the next logical step,” said Dave Birch, Director, Consult Hyperion. “As a consultancy working on projects across the globe we need to keep up-to-date on all the latest developments and technical standards and have found alliances such as the Smart Card Alliance, Global Platform and the NFC Forum tremendously helpful to us.”
The 180 Smart Card Alliance members worldwide include participants from financial, government, enterprise, transportation, mobile telecommunications, healthcare, and retail industries that provide a single industry voice for smart card technology and leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards. Consult Hyperion work on projects across the globe involving mobile payment and contactless smart card applications for governments, financial service, telecommunication, retail and transport organisations, and hope to continue to help influence and support the implementation of smart card based systems for secure payments, identification, access, and mobile communications.
About the Smart Card Alliance www.smartcardalliance.org 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. The Alliance invests heavily in education on the appropriate uses of technology for identification, payment and other applications, and strongly advocates the use of smart card technology in a way that protects privacy and enhances data security and integrity. 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 the single industry voice for smart card technology, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America.Tags: Consult Hyperion, Dave Birch, Smart Club