N/APosted on - 04/02/2015
Hello, I want to need information about Microsoft Host Card Emulation (HCE) technologies, Please answer following What is exactly that? Where is Host Card Emulation (HCE) used? Can I get any benefit by using smart phone? What type of configured smart phone is need to use HCE technology? Can I use HCE technology on windows 8 operating system and older version? Thank You
Let me know about Host Card Emulation (HCE) technologies
What is Microsoft Host Card Emulation (HCE) technologies?
HCE is a software architecture that delivers precise computer-generated illustration of numerous electronic identity cards using only software. Allows merchants to offer payment cards solutions more easily using phone closed-loop contactless payment solutions, offers real-time delivery of payment cards, and provides easier distribution that does not require changes to the software in payment terminals.
Where it can be used?
It can be simply use in payment transactions is almost the same with Near-Field Communication of Google, HCE can be used as a replacement for credit card.
What is the benefit by using it with smart phone?
Using HCE in smart phones provides you way to utilize more your handheld devices. You don’t have to bring any credit cards along with or bring any check/vouchers. You just have to access specific software or program that will let you transact with other mobile devices or computer.
What type of smart phone needed for HCE?
1. Android handheld devices
Can we use this with Windows 8 or earlier version?
1. Microsoft announced usage of HCE and NFC with Windows 10.
2. Android platform versions.
3. Windows 7 and 8 (64-Bit only).