NXP Semiconductors announced today that it has received two SESAMES Awards for its Identification solutions. At the 17th annual award ceremony held at CARTES 2012, an independent jury recognized NXP's outstanding achievements in Identification with SESAMES Awards for the next generation NFC radio controller PN547 and a mobile POS application from NXP and its partner Cubic, a leading system integrator for public transport.
NXP has again been recognized as the most successful company at the 2012 SESAMES Awards, as the recipient of two award wins and as a finalist across the eleven categories.
Best Hardware: NFC Radio Controller - PN547 The PN547 is a next generation NFC radio controller designed for LTE mobile devices, delivering exceptional NFC user experiences. It tops the most widely deployed NFC radio chip, NXP's PN544, which surpassed the 100m shipment threshold in September 2012, and outperforms any other NFC radio controller. The PN547 features doubled RF range, a smaller footprint, five times the wireless data throughput and 50 percent lower power consumption compared to the PN544. In addition, the PN547 offers a native reader device mode functionality that enables smart life use cases such as secure, mobile contactless POS applications and NFC-enabled mobile ticketing.
Best Trusted Internet/Authentication Technology: MPOS By combining NXP's NFC technology with contactless e-ticketing for improved urban mobility, Cubic's mobile point of sales (MPOS) application is a major step toward an unrivaled end-user experience. With this smart solution from NXP and Cubic, passengers will be able to reload their smart card-based tickets "on-the-go," anytime and anywhere. The MPOS application brings passengers increased convenience, as they will be far less likely to miss their trains due to shorter queues at the ticket machine. Public transport operators also benefit by reducing cycle duty and operating costs at fixed ticket vending machines.
"We are pleased to work with our mobile partners such as NXP to deliver a product that is truly valuable to transit customers," said David deKozan, vice president, strategic initiatives for Cubic Transportation Systems, a subsidiary of San Diego-based Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB). "This product turns every NFC-enabled mobile phone into a secure, personal point of sale device, saving consumers time, increasing convenience, and reducing revalue channel costs for transit agencies."
"Once again, two SESAMES Awards prove our leadership across the entire Identification market. NXP solutions are key for ID applications such as eGovernment, banking, infrastructure, RFID tags, transport ticketing and NFC," said Steve Owen, senior vice president, global sales, Identification business, NXP. "NXP is the only company that can combine best security and contactless technology for complete Identification applications. We will continue to create new markets and provide convenience and trust for the mobile smart life."