TRIWA and Fidesmo launch “Tapster” – a wearable in which the user connect it’s Mastercard for contactless payments. Stjärnurmakarna will be the first reseller of Tapster, which at first will be sold in a limited beta version for early-bird consumers.
Since the end of 2017, TRIWA and Fidesmo have collaborated to develop wearables with payment solutions. Now it’s time to launch the commecial pilot of the product Tapster – a wearable that enables a tap and pay experience by easily connecting your Mastercard. The integrated NFC-chip, linked to Fidesmo’s platform, provide the analog wearable with seamless services.
At the launch, Tapster payments will be possible for customers with cards issued by SEB (except SEB Maestro), Eurocard and cards issued by SEB Kort AB and their partners*.
Fidesmo, whose platform is integrated with Mastercard, makes it possible for users to connect their Mastercard easily and securely to the wearable.
Payments made with Fidesmo-enabled wearables use a tokenization technology delivered by Mastercard Digital Enablement Service (MDES), which ensures the highest level of security. In setting up a wearable, MDES generates a digital token, a unique number different from the actual card number, assigned to each registrated device. This means it cannot be used for transaction through any other device. For consumers and retailers, every purchase made with a Mastercard through Fidesmo, entail same benefits and guarantees as a transaction made with a physical Mastercard.
About the launch
As of Friday, March 1st, a limited number of Tapsters will be available at Stjärnurmakarna in Sturegallerian for those who want to be first to try out the product. Initially, Tapster is launched in a smaller edition and customers are welcome to leave feedback on the product and the user experience.
* SAS Eurobonus Mastercard, Nordic Choice Mastercard, Saab Mastercard, Opel Mastercard, Circle K Mastercard, NK Nyckeln Mastercard, Finnair Plus Mastercard, SJ Prio Mastercard, Globecard, INGO Mastercard, Wallet Mastercard.
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For more information, please contact:
Director Communications, Mastercard
+46 70 3173545
Ludvig Scheja, Co-founder & Creative Director, TRIWA
+46 709 94 83 87
Mattias Eld, CEO & Co-founder, Fidesmo
+46 730 78 73 07
+46 705 11 00 01