Just visualize if the transmission of data could take place through sound! There has been a launch of a near-field communication technology app by Information Technology startup Infosonic which uses inaudible sound for the transmission of data across devices. By employing a ‘sonic code’, which is an intermediate technology that has been around for a while now and is employed for various purposes, Infosonic technology uses a microphone and speaker, the two devices which are very common and used by almost everyone. There is no requirement of any additional hardware by the transmitted encrypted sound patterned data and every smartphone supports it with only a software update. The issue of the high infrastructure cost of the mobile payment market is expected to be brought down by this.
The latest Infosonic app will be offering the same offline and online user experience, which would make the transactions or payments very convenient. With nearly 281tn ‘sonic codes’, Infosonic has the capability of providing a distinctive code band for every customer. The biggest benefit is that the Infosonic app is safe as every code is encrypted, as well as, tokenized. The rate of recognition is 0.04 seconds and the rate of error detecting is 99.99 percent, which not only makes it fast but also secure and stable. The mode on which the product is based is the fixed-price model which is contingent on the maximum number of codes bought. The sonic pop utility enables the recognition of the code even when there is a lock on the screen. The application is adaptable as it works cross-platform, cross-device, as well as, cross-operating system. The user also has the option of building their own service. Another use of technology can for online payments, peer-to-peer transfer, or for making in-store payments.