Near Field Communication (NFC) is used for real-time precision marketing based on time, local inventory and the individual when embedded in product displays or the products themselves. NFC is also becoming the preferred method for payment either in smartphones or smart payment cards.
In this particular deployment , the overall system consists of Backend Servers, Top Up station and Household Meter. The Backend Server roles are to activate the new installed meter, to collect meter usage data and behaviors, to implement new tariff based on user behaviors, and to allocate energy usage in effective way. Top Up Stations are NFC Reader with SAM and they are connected to local Computer, Tablet or Mobile phone. They are located at retailers near by household to ease the user to buy the credits. Besides that, Top Up Station is also help to upload and download settings or parameter from the Backend Server Household Meters are those Contctless Prepaid Meter has been installed at end user
A71CH is a ready-to-use secure element for IoT devices providing a root of trust at the IC level and delivers, chip-to-cloud security right out of the box, so you can safely connect to IoT clouds and services, including AWS, IBM Watson IoT™ Platform, and Google Cloud™ IoT Core without writing security code or exposing keys.
As the next generation of NXP’s MIFARE Plus product family, the MIFARE Plus EV2 IC is designed to be both a gateway for new Smart City applications and a compelling upgrade, in terms of security and connectivity, for existing deployments.