SHELTON, CT--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2013) - NXT-ID, Inc., (OTCQB: NXTD) a biometrics company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, today announced features of its next generation wallet, The Wocket™, scheduled for launch for the first quarter of 2014.
The Wocket™ is designed to replace all the cards in your wallet with a single, secure smart card. The Wocket™ works anywhere that credit cards are accepted and can only be used with your biometric or touch screen authentication.
The world of wallets is about to change with new and exciting technologies making payments easier than ever. However, most credit card holders are understandably reluctant to use their smartphone for transactions -- this is due to a variety of reasons including:
- Limited battery life
- Dependency on wireless network coverage
- Well publicized security threats
Rather than depending on a smartphone for transactions, NXT-ID has developed a truly next generation electronic wallet.
This unique technology takes a very different approach: Instead of replacing the wallet, NXT-ID is improving it. The Company's innovative Wocket™ replaces all the cards in your wallet with one single re-programmable card that supports most payment methods currently available at a Point-of-Sale (POS) at retailers around the world (magnetic stripe, NFC and barcode)... all within a secure biometric vault.
Access your Wocket™ with security on the touch screen or through voice authentication biometrics and select which card you wish to use; now use that card to substitute any card in your wallet. What's more, no personal information is retained on the magnetic stripe so the risk of fraud is greatly reduced.
Now you can bring the wallet you know and love into the future with the Wocket™ and have advanced secure electronic wallet technology from NXT-ID.
NXT-ID will be launching the Wocket in the first quarter of 2014.
Product Features and Benefits
- Card reader plugs in directly to Wocket
- Card information is erased after every transaction
- Does not require phone
- Number of cards- Approximately 100 cards, records, coupons, etc.
- Authentication - Multi-factor (user configurable) Dynamic Pairing of voice and word
- User Interface: Display and or Voice
- Payment methods: Dynamic Mag Stripe, QR Code
- Battery: Replaceable CR batteries in the Wocket.
- Life: Unlimited with in-wallet charging of dynamic card.
Stay tuned for further announcements at the company website and at http://thewocket.com/
About NXT- ID Inc. - Mobile Security for a Mobile World:
NXT-ID Inc.'s (OTCQB: NXTD) innovative MobileBio™ solution mitigates consumer risks associated with mobile computing, m-commerce and smart OS-enabled devices. The company is focused on the growing m-commerce market, launching its innovative MobileBio™ suite of biometric solutions that secure consumers' mobile platforms. NXT-ID's wholly owned subsidiary, 3D-ID LLC, is engaged in biometric identification has 22 licensed patents in the field of 3D facial recognition http://www.nxt-id.com/, http://3d-id.net/
Forward-Looking Statements for NXT-ID:
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current expectations, as of the date of this press release, and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements herein with respect to the successful execution of the Company's business strategy. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, our ability to establish and maintain the proprietary nature of our technology through the patent process, as well as our ability to possibly license from others patents and patent applications necessary to develop products; the availability of financing; the Company's ability to implement its long range business plan for various applications of its technology; the Company's ability to enter into agreements with any necessary marketing and/or distribution partners; the impact of competition, the obtaining and maintenance of any necessary regulatory clearances applicable to applications of the Company's technology; and management of growth and other risks and uncertainties that may be detailed from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.