menu
Get a daily delivery of PSFK
Subscribe to get a daily digest of new ideas and discoveries and to find out about upcoming events

Make Mobile Payments Using Ultrasonic Sound

Make Mobile Payments Using Ultrasonic Sound

Start-up Naratte introduces new tech that uses a device's speaker and mic to make transactions.

Emma Hutchings

While many major companies have been researching NFC (near-field communication) for mobile payments, limited by the need for devices to be fitted with an NFC chip, Silicon Valley start-up Naratte has developed Zoosh, a technology that provides the same benefits but uses current models without a hardware upgrade.

Transactions would be completed by ultrasonic sound, using the built-in speaker and microphone of existing mobile phones running the necessary app. The company says cash registers can be upgraded to accept payments the same way, for just $30. Secure data transfer and mobile payments through a simpler and more cost-effective method than NFC sounds like this technology has great potential.

Naratte

{{post.author_display_name}}
  • {{post.date_formated}}
{{post.author_display_name}}
  • {{post.date_formated}}
Read More Tap to Expand
PSFK Writer {{post.author_display_name}}
  • {{post.date_formated}}
Get a daily delivery of PSFK
TREND REPORT

PSFK Labs Presents
The Future of Connected Life

Live Work Play Better
The New Consumer and Their Journey to Effectiveness, Balance & Personal Growth