Everyone at AIRTAG has been very excited about the launch of the AIRTAG Kit. Today, we are reminding everyone of this unique set of tools, with the official launch of the AIRTAG Kit in France. The AIRTAG Kit is a fastand easy way to develop a MasterCard PayPass Wallet Application using MasterCard’s recently released Mobile User Interface Software Development Kit (MMPP UI SDK) now available free for download via the MasterCard Developer Zone. The AIRTAG Kit contains the necessary hardware, tools and support to successfully complete your PayPass Wallet App development. It’s cost effective, easy to use and simplifies the MasterCard certification process.

What’s in the Kit? The Kit includes, the latest generation NFC Samsung Galaxy S3 with 3 pre-installed white label apps including a wallet, a USB Contactless Card Reader, 5 UICC samples, 2 demo tags, and a 1 year membership to the Developer Program. The Developer Program provides the ability to ask our own AIRTAG developers additional questions, support for issues you may have with the UI SDK or the AIRTAG Kit, additional resources; user guides for the MMPP UI SDK and the AIRTAG Kit, tutorials, manuals, payment scheme support and support for additional Smartphone platforms as they become available. These resources provided in the Developer Program are used by our own AIRTAG developers to build mobile payment & wallet apps. Where else would you be able to get ongoing support from a group of NFC Mobile Payment experts at such a low cost?

AIRTAG Kit in the Media! AIRTAG’s CEO & Co-founder Jérémie Leroyer has had lots of opportunities to share with media all over the world about the AIRTAG Kit. In a recent interview and podcast with PYMNTS.COM Jérémie shares the unique features of the AIRTAG Kit and why, for us at AIRTAG, NFC is worth the wait. One great reason, is that because the secure element is embedded on a SIM, there will be less fraud,  which will result in lower transaction fees for both shoppers and merchants. Jérémie also had the opportunity to share with John Koetsier of Venture Beat more about the Kit and our strategic partnership with MasterCard.

Come and see the AIRTAG Kit! The next live demoing of the AIRTAG Kit will be happening on January 13, 2013 at the upcoming NRF Retail’s Big Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.  Come by our Booth 2483 at Retail’s Big Show to see the AIRTAG Kit live.

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