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Reader offer: Save 15% on tickets to the NFCP Global Summit 2014

March 5th, 2014

The NFCP Global Summit is returning to London in June with a show-stopping line up of speakers — and NFC World readers can save 15% on the usual ticket price. Speakers are drawn primarily from… More

GlobalPlatform grows NFC specs

January 15th, 2014

Secure element standards organisation GlobalPlatform has published a new framework for secure NFC service deployment, designed to reduce both time to market and overall deployment costs. End-to-End Simplified Service Management Framework v1.0 specifies “the workflows… More

Vodafone to launch NFC mobile wallet across Europe

November 22nd, 2013

Mobile network operator Vodafone‘s NFC mobile wallet is going live today in Spain, will be available in Germany in mid-December and expand to the Netherlands, UK and Italy in spring 2014. Vodafone Wallet works with… More

GP approves NFC test suite

November 19th, 2013

An SWP & HCI compliance test suite from Galitt and Keolabs has been qualified by standards organisation GlobalPlatform. The NFC testing suite can be used to “verify the compliance of host controller interface and SHDLC layers of SIM cards that implement a SWP connection,” says Galitt.

SD Association introduces new standard for NFC microSD cards

June 12th, 2013

The SD Association has introduced a standard for MicroSD cards containing NFC secure elements. Smart microSD cards will make use of the Single Wire Protocol (SWP), originally introduced as a way to connect SIM cards… More

Infineon introduces new embedded secure element

May 2nd, 2013

Chip maker Infineon Technologies has announced a new embedded secure element chip that conforms to the GlobalPlatform 2.2.1 specification, offers a larger memory capacity to support multiple services and supports Mifare Classic applications through emulation. More

GlobalPlatform updates NFC messaging specification

February 27th, 2013

GlobalPlatform has updated its System Messaging Specification for Management of Mobile-NFC Services to more specifically address how service providers can connect and communicate with other actors operating within the NFC ecosystem. The specification was introduced in… More

UL gets GP certification

January 7th, 2013

GlobalPlatform has qualified two UL test tools, the Collis Compliance Test Suite for GlobalPlatform Mapping Guidelines and the Collis Compliance Test Suite for GlobalPlatform SWP and HCI. “The qualification of these test suites results in UL offering a full portfolio of GlobalPlatform-qualified test suites that completely ensure the interoperability of smart cards or secure elements within the GlobalPlatform ecosystem,” says UL, which acquired Collis in 2012.

Inside Secure launches multi-owner secure element

October 29th, 2012

“With the availability of the VaultSecure IC, smartphone manufacturers, mobile network operators and other trusted third parties can co-own the SE and install, personalize and administer their own open- or closed-loop payment, access control, transit, loyalty or other secure applets,” says Inside’s Pierre Garnier. More

RIM to manage Canadian NFC secure elements

October 22nd, 2012

The BlackBerry maker has been selected by Canadian carrier joint venture EnStream to handle secure credential management for SIMs used in both Android and Windows smartphones as well as its own BlackBerry NFC devices. More

OSPT Alliance updates Cipurse transit ticketing specification

October 5th, 2012

The Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT) Alliance has released version 2.0 of its Cipurse open transit ticketing standard. Cipurse v2 “comprises a single, consistent set of specifications for all security, personalization, administration and life-cycle… More

GlobalPlatform adds NFC SIM certification program

October 5th, 2012

For mobile network operators, the introduction reflects industry agreement on a very complex subject matter, says the secure element standards organisation. “For service providers and issuers it provides reassurances that an application will perform as intended regardless of the mobile device being used.” More

Diebold joins GlobalPlatform

July 9th, 2012

ATM maker Diebold has joined smart card and secure element standards body GlobalPlatform. “We will use our involvement in GlobalPlatform to proactively plan for technology changes that might impact automated teller machines,” says the company’s Mark Reinart. “This will enable us to advance our solutions services around technological improvements.”

GlobalPlatform and TCG to work on mobile security standards

July 3rd, 2012

Standards bodies GlobalPlatform and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) have formed a joint work group to collaborate on mobile device security standards. The work group will share expertise and coordinate activity around setting out technical… More

GlobalPlatform releases secure element security specification

June 21st, 2012

Secure element standards body GlobalPlatform has released Secure Element Access Control, a new specification designed to ensure that unauthorised applications residing in a mobile device are unable to communicate with an NFC secure element (SE)…. More

Chinese city to get NFC smart meters

June 20th, 2012

Advanced energy-metering supplier Wasion Group is to begin deploying new NFC-enabled post-pay electricity meters in the city of Chongqing, China, from this month. Wasion’s new meters include an NFC system-in-a-package (SiP) solution supplied by ST… More

TEE specs announced

May 18th, 2012

GlobalPlatform has released two specification documents for use by software developers working with trusted execution environments. TEE Systems Architecture v1.0 explains the hardware and software architectures involved, while the TEE Internal API Specification v1.0 sets out how to develop trusted applications.

Fudan joins GlobalPlatform

April 23rd, 2012

Chinese chip manufacturer Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics has joined secure chip standards body GlobalPlatform as an observer member. “We provide many kinds of secure chips to card suppliers, chip operating system developers and application providers around the world,” comments CTO Li Wei. “By joining GlobalPlatform, we look forward to contributing to the development of new secure solutions and sharing our industry experiences.”

Sequent joins GlobalPlatform

April 16th, 2012

NFC secure element management specialist Sequent Software has joined standards body GlobalPlatform as an observer member. “GlobalPlatform specifications are at the centre of interoperability for the secure contactless services market, and that is where Sequent plays a key role,” says Drew Weinstein, Sequent’s CEO.

NFC Forum partners with GlobalPlatform on NFC standards

April 3rd, 2012

The partnership will see the organisation responsible for setting core NFC functionality standards working with the association which handles secure element specifications to support the development of internationally interoperable, multi-application NFC solutions. More

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