At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month, UK-based start-up Ensygnia will be one of just six companies competing to be chosen as the mobile innovation with the most potential impact.
Ensygnia will present and demonstrate its patented OneScan solution for log-in, registration and payments to conference delegates and a panel of investors in the Next Generation Mobile Innovation session – traditionally one of the best attended sessions of the conference. The delegates vote at the end of the session for the innovation they believe will have the most impact over the next ten years.
CEO Richard H Harris, who will be making the company’s “Dragon’s Den” style pitch, said today that the worldwide potential of the Ensygnia platform and the OneScan mobile solution made the Mobile World Congress the perfect stage to showcase the innovation.
“With our OneScan app users will be able to make a payment, log-on to a corporate VPN, register with a cloud-based service or access their personal bank account with just one scan,” he explained.
“Our process is simple, fast and secure, and puts an end to the nightmare of an ever-increasingly complex set of user names and passwords or the need to go through additional levels of security and use bank-distributed devices.”
The service is provided using a patented process running on the Ensygnia platform. The platform acts as a personal information exchange to transfer data stored by users of the OneScan App. The data held on the platform is encrypted and its security maintained throughout any transaction.
“OneScan simplifies online shopping,” said Harris. “Retailers simply present an Ensygnia encrypted QR code alongside the product or at the check-out page. By scanning the onscreen code with the OneScan App on their smartphone, shoppers trigger a transaction using their stored information.
“No more registering or entering financial details onto a website,” Harris added. “Just search for a product, select it, and scan it. That’s it.”
Ensygnia and Onescan can also use stored personal data or credentials to log-on to a corporate network, or to access a cloud-based business service such as Linked-In, Salesforce.com or Microsoft 365. Consumers too could use OneScan to access social media sites and networks to protect themselves from personal data hacking.
Harris is predicting a bright future for Ensygnia and OneScan and hopes the audience in Barcelona agree. “I hope they can see that we have created a powerful underlying technology engine with many potential applications,” he said.
“But in particular,” Harris added, “I hope they see the potential we have to revolutionise the way people pay for goods and services, both online and in store, and that we can help create a universal mobile wallet that is simpler, faster, and more secure than anything on the market today.”