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SD cards 'to pay for purchases'

SD cards 'to pay for purchases' 9 November 2011 15:54:17

The SD Association has announced a partnership with GlobalPlatform, which could potentially improve the range of features on offer to SD card users in the future.

Part of the agreement will ensure the production of a secure system that would eventually enable SD cards to act as money and allow the owner to pay for goods and services using near-field communications technology.

Memory cards are a driving force in new technological developments and the deal with GlobalPlatform will accelerate future plans, said Norm Frentz, the president of the SD Association.

"GlobalPlatform identifies that SD memory card standards offer many storage choices and can support the delivery of a variety of services," stated Gil Bernabeu, GlobalPlatform's technical director.

The SD Association hopes both full-sized and micro SD cards will be key in enabling secure transactions in a range of commercial developments.

Currently, SD cards are capable of speeds of up to 312 MB per second and have the potential to record real-time broadcasts and high definition videos, states the group. ADNFCR-2752-ID-800790965-ADNFCR

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