Semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies is replacing the employee ID cards at its headquarters in Germany with a solution that combines highly secured office building access and a flexible, contactless Mastercard payment function.
Employees based at Infineon’s Am Campeon building in Munich can enter company buildings and the workplace, make cashless payments, or transmit their digital business card using near-field-communication (NFC).
Called the Campeon Card, the smart card solution was built in partnership with Mastercard, PayCenter and petaFuel.
Infineon will be responsible for managing and issuing the employee ID card, which was developed to comply with the EMV standard for chip-based payment solutions and readers used internationally.
This means the Campeon Card can be used at work at coffee machines or in company restaurants, for example, but also outside Infineon premises at all 70 million Mastercard acceptance points worldwide.
At the heart of the Campeon Card is Infineon’s SECORA Pay solution, which enables the quick and efficient production of certified payment cards according to EMV standards.
The CIPURSE functionality integrated into the Campeon Card’s chip allows secure access to company buildings. The solution tends to be deployed in innovative transit, access and smart city systems.
Thomas Rosteck, president of Infineon‘s connected secure systems division, says: “Infineon set standards for a modern and creative working environment very early on with the campus architecture at its headquarters. We continue to do so with the new employee ID cards.”
“Contactless technologies are convenient and hygienic which has never been more important than today to protect us from the Corona pandemic. But contactless smart building solutions that combine multiple functions in one card are also becoming increasingly important in the long term.”
Payment service provider petaFuel is responsible for integrating the Mastercard payment function.
Infineon employees can use petaFuel’s mobile payment app, VIMpay, to digitally link their bank account to their company card for direct charging via their computer or smartphone. Mobile payments via smartphone are also possible.
The VIMpay app also provides a transparent overview of all transactions and instant spending control.
Ludwig Adam, chief technology officer at petaFuel, says: “Together with Infineon and Mastercard, we have developed an innovative and multifunctional corporate card with contactless payment functionality.”
“By connecting to Mastercard and the existing infrastructure, our mobile payment app VIMpay offers an ideal platform for companies and public authorities to introduce individual smart card applications with payment features and to modernise their building infrastructure.”