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DeviceFidelity and Incipio partner to bring NFC to the iPhone

DeviceFidelity and Incipio announce the Cashwrap family of products, bringing to market various NFC enabled cases for the iPhone.

Richardson, TX, February 27, 2013–Incipio®, designer and manufacturer of award-winning mobile device accessories and DeviceFidelity, Inc. the world leader in plug and play NFC mobile solutions announced a technology and co-marketing partnership to bring to market a brand new range of premium NFC enabled accessory products for iOS based devices.

Incipio is widely recognized for consistently creating ingenious protective solutions for the mobile world, and recently won the best of show at 2013 International CES with 4 product design and technology awards. DeviceFidelity, holder of 40 global patents on NFC technology is known for powering many mobile NFC implementations across the world.

Together, the two companies announced today, the Cashwrap family of new cases designed for iPhone devices that enable the hundreds of millions of iOS users to benefit from apps powered with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The partnership will together bring to market unique, stylish and streamlined case, in multiple colors, that enable the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S/4 to run NFC based tag reading, writing and wallet apps for mobile payments.

The CashWrap product portfolio aims to utilize Incipio’s innovative and unique product designs, marketing expertise and worldwide retail distribution reach with DeviceFidelity’s award winning mobile apps, proven and certified NFC technology, industry leading embedded NFC software and security expertise.

“Incipio brand is known for innovation and design that consumers covet, and NFC technology is changing the way consumers will interact with their digital world,” says, Valentine Lopez, Executive Vice President, Incipio. “Partnering with DeviceFidelity was a no brainer, as they have a proven and certified NFC technology platform that enabled us to come to market in the fastest possible manner.”

Based on DeviceFidelity’s patents, electronic designs and software for NFC smartphone technology and accessories, Cashwrap uses DeviceFidelity’s leading microNFC and CredenSE microSD solutions to power NFC on iOS devices. This powerful combination enables the Cashwrap product line to satisfy the growing demands from NFC based mobile wallet market. In addition Cashwrap will also boost the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) industry by powering secure physical, logical access and data encryption apps on iOS devices. Upon release, the Cashwrap products will be available for iPhones with a major mobile wallet program in the Unites States.

“DeviceFidelity’s mission has always been to fuel worldwide consumer adoption of NFC technology and apps on devices that consumers like to carry,” says Amitaabh Malhotra, COO and Co-Founder of DeviceFidelity, Inc. “iPhone users like to carry Incipio cases on their iPhones and the brand is known for original and premium designs. We are very excited to help bring Cashwrap to market and give consumers and businesses an aesthetic case choice that they can pick from and enjoy apps backed by a technology they can count on.”

Availability

Cashwrap for iPhone will be available in the second quarter for the US market at Incipio.com, with an international release to follow. Pre-orders can be placed immediately for both iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 versions by interested mobile wallet developers, mobile network operators and financial institutions deploying NFC technology.

Case Specifications

CashWrap products feature a one-piece design with industry leading protection. Case features an NFC antenna and a microSD slot for housing DeviceFidelity’s microNFC secure card that is certified by all major payment networks for mobile payment applications. Multiple colors and choice for both iPhone 4S/4 and iPhone 5 will be offered.

About Incipio

Incipio® is a Southern California based designer and manufacturer of award winning mobile device accessories. Established in 1999, Incipio is widely recognized for consistently creating state of the art protective solutions for the mobile world. Through an untiring commitment to innovative and original designs, Incipio is globally recognized for the functional and premium accessories the brand produces. Incipio’s products are sold worldwide in leading consumer and electronics retailers, mobile retailers and through http://www.incipio.com.

About DeviceFidelity

DeviceFidelity, Inc. develops plug-and-play technologies that empower a variety of institutions to deploy their services and applications on millions of mobile phones worldwide. Its patented CredenSE and In2Pay® microSD and iCaisse for iPhone solutions transform popular mobile phones into an interactive contactless transaction device. Committed to bringing contactless innovation to the mobile phone, the company launched moneto, the world’s first multi-platform mobile wallet in the US. DeviceFidelity is a private corporation with headquarters in Richardson (Texas) and offices in San Mateo (California), and Aix-En-Provence (France). For more information visit http://www.devicefidelity.com, follow us on Twitter @devicefidelity and at facebook.com/DeviceFidelity.

 

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