WAVE – Secure NFC Smart Card dongle

WAVE adds NFC, contactless payment and Mifare capabilities to existing iOS or Android based mobile devices. While being completely SIM independent, WAVE is operating system and handset agnostic.

WAVE offers banks, MNOs and mass transit operators a cost-effective, after-market mobile payment addon option, with quick time-to-market. With WAVE, new NFC payment services can be rapidly rolled out to create new revenue opportunities, all with minimal investment and overhead.

Flexible as well as cost-effective, installing the WAVE dongle to any handset requires no more than plugging it into the audio socket.

OTI WAVE – Small form-factor secure NFC Smart Card dongle supporting multiple applications


  • Supports both mobile and PC platforms
  • Audio port jack for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets
  • USB port adaptor for PC
  • Stable and superior RF performance (meets EMVCo standards for mobile payment)
  • ISO 14443 and MIFARE contactless interface
  • SIM/USIM card independent
  • Can work when phone is off
  • Mobile payment – supporting MasterCard and Visa contactless applications, debit, credit, e-purse
  • Transportation and event ticketing
  • Loyalty and e-coupon programs
  • Healthcare applications
  • Open for third party Java applets

Supported Applications: All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

EMVco Certified
  • PPSE (Proximity Payment System Environment)
  • VISA
  • VMPA (Visa Mobile PayWave Application)
  • VISA PayWave MSD
  • VISA PayWave qVSDC
  • MMPP (MasterCard Mobile PayPass)
  • M4M (Mifare for Mobile)
  • Mifare Classic
  • Mifare DESFire (Optional)

Technical Specifications



RF Interface:
RF Carrier Frequency 13.56 MHz
ISO/IEC 14443 A and Mifare Full compliance
Communication Links:
Reader – WAVE communication ISO/IEC 14443 A and Mifare
Phone – WAVE communication Over the phone audio channel
Phone – WAVE connector:
3.5 mm 4 pole standard headphones audio jack
Secure Element OS and protocols:
Java OS NXP JCOP V2.4.2 R1
GlobalPlatform V2.1.1
JavaCard 3.0.1 Classic
Nominal Voltage: 1.55 V
Capacity 80 mAh, Discharge over 15 kΩ at 20°C to 1,2 V
Operating Temperature 0°C – 60°C
Self Discharge Less than 10% per year at 20°C
Dimensions H – 1.33“ (33.8mm)
W – 1.19” (30.3mm)
D – 0.44” (11.3mm)
Weight (without keychain) 16.8 gr.
Max power consumption OS Java OS enabled with multi-application support
Java card API V3.0.1
GlobalPlatform V2.1.1
JCOP V2.4.2 R1 Java OS
Security Hardware Secure Element
2FA secured for online shopping
Common Criteria certified chip
Operating -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)


Standards Compliance