- Make cashless, contactless payments with potentially the most technologically advanced ring in the world
- PayEnable™ empowers almost any product to become a wearable payment device
- $500 billion in transaction volume by 2020 projected for wearable payments
ROSH PINA, ISRAEL — November 29, 2016 — On Track Innovations Ltd. (OTI) (NASDAQ: OTIV), a global provider of near field communication (NFC) and cashless payment solutions, today announced the launch of its latest innovative PayEnabled device –the Ring of Things. The sterling silver and onyx designed ring is a payment device packed with the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technologies including secure payment, gyro-based motion control and smartphone notifications.
The Ring of Things is a vivid example of OTI’s PayEnable platform’s versatility in turning ordinary products into the latest and coolest smart payment devices. Industries that can benefit from using PayEnable technology include jewelry, fashion, automotive, banking, travel, smart home and entertainment.
The wearable payments market is forecast to grow at 177% per year between 2015 and 2020, accounting for an annual $500 billion worth of transaction volume by 2020, according to Tractica.
“It is a very exciting time to be part of the Internet of Things revolution,” said Shlomi Cohen, OTI CEO. “The tiny form factor and easy to integrate nature of our payment technology is a great fit for any wearables manufacturer wanting to gadgetize and add secure cashless payment functionality to their existing products.”
PayEnable greatly simplifies the difficult and costly processes manufacturers face when trying to independently set-up secure payment systems for their products. PayEnable also deals with the technical and regulatory pain points, making it a very attractive, cost effective proposition for manufacturers who want to enter the booming wearables market.
PayEnabled products like the Ring of Things are feature rich and can support a wide variety of applications including: cashless payments, closed-loop payments, loyalty and reward programs, gift cards and even advanced features like in-store promotions, and brand authentication (anti-counterfeit).
A tiny computer platform integrated into the ring accurately senses motion and wirelessly transmits in real time either raw or processed data to any external device. This allows the Ring of Things to communicate with other smart devices such as handheld devices, smart TVs, virtual reality headsets, etc. enabling natural and seamless motion control for payments, gaming, entertainment, and fitness.
OTI collaborated with UK-based DigiSEq whose Provisioning as a Service platform provided OTI complete control over the processes and allowed secure provisioning of The Ring of Things in the manufacturing facility. The collaboration with DigiSEq provides OTI’s clients with the ability to provision their PayEnabled products in their manufacturing facility or in the stores – cutting costs dramatically and provides unprecedented flexibility.
On Track Innovations Ltd. (OTI) is a leader in contactless and NFC applications based on its extensive patent and IP portfolio. OTI’s field-proven innovations have been deployed around the world to address NFC and other cashless payment solutions, petroleum payment and management, cashless parking fee collection systems and mass transit ticketing. OTI markets and supports its solutions through a global network of regional offices and alliances. For more information, visit www.otiglobal.com.
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