The next step to Near Field Communication deployment: Joint solution from Morpho and TazTag enables new contactless services

Barcelona, February 14, 2011

Morpho, (Safran group) one of the world's leading suppliers of identification, detection and e-document solutions, and TazTag, an innovative company specialized in contactless technology, have combined their know-how to present a solution that provides the infrastructure for new contactless services and Near Field Communication (NFC) applications for home and office.

According to the latest Eurosmart analyses, Near Field Communication will be the emerging technology in 2011. Morpho and TazTag are presenting a joint solution to make this trend a reality. The TazBox acts as a hotspot with a 3G/WiFi/Ethernet/Zigbee gateway and comes with a software development kit for retail market and residential uses. The TazBox provides a link between users and service providers. To enable any existing or future mobile phones to communicate with the box, Morpho provides a set of NFC-enabled devices, such as an SWP SIM card or an active contactless sticker that adds NFC capability to the phone.

At the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Morpho and TazTag will demonstrate a home use case. Using the Morpho NFC-enabled SIM card, healthcare professionals or homecare service providers can easily authenticate themselves in NFC mode and interact with a back office to submit or collect information through the available network that is provided by the native gateway of the TazBox, using either 3G, WiFi, Ethernet, or Zigbee.

The combined solution has numerous benefits. For instance, the patient or customer can be shown a picture of the next service provider prior to his or her arrival. On the service side, the arrival and departure time of the service provider can be registered and sent instantly to the back office. The solution allows various service providers to share information on the spot.

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About TazTag
TazTag uses its RFID expertise to create and provide secured contactless products and solutions based on NFC and Zigbee. Its core activity is the creation of new, highly secured, multi-application contactless products such as the TazCard, TazBox and TazKiosk. The Development Framework supporting these products allows customers to easily harness the full potential of NFC and Zigbee to create new services without any RFID expertise on their side. TazTag is a member of the Zigbee Alliance.

For more information: www.taztag.com

About Morpho
Morpho, a high-technology company in the Safran group, is one of the world's leading suppliers of identification, detection and e-document solutions. Morpho is specialized in personal rights and flow management applications, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, as well as secure terminals and smart cards.
Through its e-Documents Division, Morpho is a pioneer and a global leader in the smart card industry. It develops and implements cutting-edge technology to turn the vision of unbounded mobile communications and integrated digital security into a reality. The Division's portfolio includes hardware, software, consulting and services, all focused on smart cards for the benefit of consumers and providers in the telecommunications, health, identification and banking areas.
Morpho's integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and countries.

For more information: www.morpho.com/e-documents - www.safran-group.com

Morpho, e-Documents Division
Mareike BLUMENTRATH
Téléphone : +49 (0) 52 51/ 8 89 – 1216
Mobile : +49 (0) 162/ 200 77 61
mareike.blumentrath@morpho.com

TazTag
Eric FOUCHARD
Phone : +33 (0) 299579060
ef@taztag.com
www.taztag.com