Holders of Visa Platinum, Visa Signature and Visa Infinite cards have free access to business lounges, luggage wrap, and drinks in coffee shops, Duty free discounts and other benefits. Previously, in order to enjoy these benefits, users had to attach a card to a special terminal that checks the availability of certain benefits.
Now, a regular smartphone is used instead of a terminal, which has the same functions. This is now possible thanks to the Tap to Phone technology and tapXphone application which turns a regular smartphone into a teller terminal. Its use is completely safe for cardholders, since all reading of confidential information is protected by international certificates.
The project took less than 3 months to complete. In the future, the use of tapXphone for card validation will be scaled to cover other airports.