Accidental or malicious payments from contactless cards are now a thing of the past thanks to the VoyagerBlue Card Shield developed with the expert assistance of TBA Protective Solutions.
The VoyagerBlue Card Shield simply slots into a purse or wallet next to a contactless card. A specially designed EMI shielding layer within the product then protects against fraudulent scanning. The VoyagerBlue range also includes a larger ePassport Shield, which slips inside passports to help prevent identity theft.
To transform their initial concepts and designs into a reality, the firm turned to TBA Protective Solutions. TBA PS is a market leader in the research and development of ESD and EMI solutions and its shielding technology for VoyagerBlue blocks the frequency used within all contactless cards. The products have been manufactured by Plastic Card Services.
Andre Kay, Managing Director of VoyagerBlue commented:
“TBA PS has been an exceptional development partner. Without their expertise and willingness to listen and help an entrepreneurial business we would never have been able to bring our product to market. TBA PS has taken us through this process every step of the way and are always there to offer advice and support, not only for our current product, but our evolving solution too.
When we began this product development journey we were looking outside the UK for a solution because we simply didn’t think it existed in the UK, let alone locally in Rochdale. That’s particularly important to us because this truly has been a North West development project right from the initial research carried out by The University of Bolton to the manufacture by Plastic Card Services in Macclesfield.”
TBA PS work with customers in a range of industries across the globe. In addition to EMI Shielding, its product range also includes polymers and coatings, static control, magnetically detectable and graphene hybrid transparent coating.
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