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    News about Compliance.

    G&D provides NFC chip and operating system for Swatch smartwatch

    November 4th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is providing the embedded smart card chip and operating system used in the NFC contactless payment smartwatch launched by Swatch in China last month. “We are very proud and… More

    NFC World to host free webinar on testing cloud-based mobile payments

    February 3rd, 2015

    Join NFC World and payments testing specialist Gerd Thys from Clear2Pay on Tuesday 24 February to gain an in-depth understanding of the new testing, quality and compliance challenges created by the arrival of HCE and… More

    Clear2Pay explains HCE, tokenization and the role of testing with infographic

    January 22nd, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Conformance testing specialist Clear2Pay has put together an infographic that visually explains host card emulation (HCE), how it is used and why testing is necessary in a mobile payments system. The company’s HCE-Tokenization… More

    Major UK merchants sign up for Zapp mobile payments

    October 8th, 2014

    Zapp, the mobile payments startup formed by UK payments infrastructure operator VocaLink, has announced that major retail chains including Sainsbury’s, Asda, House of Fraser, Thomas Cook, Shop Direct, Spar and Clarks are to use its… More

    Smartrac to seed Internet of Things platform with 1.5bn tags a year

    March 6th, 2014

    The company’s Smart Cosmos platform will provide an open, secure and standardized way to track the world’s objects, Smartrac CEO Clemens Joos has told NFC World, enabling system integrators, developers and consumers to connect physical… More

    China Mobile buys Fime test kit

    December 10th, 2013

    Mobile network operator China Mobile is using Fime’s EMV contactless analogue test bench for product testing. Fime will also provide consultancy services and carry out pre-certification handset testing. NFC testing equipment from Micropross is also being used by China Mobile.

    China Mobile opts for Micropross

    November 25th, 2013

    China Mobile has chosen Micropross’ Contactless Test Station to test NFC devices for compliance with NFC Forum requirements. The tool will be used at the mobile network operator’s own laboratories, where it tests all devices submitted by vendors before they are shipped to retail stores.

    UL offers GSMA NFC testing

    November 19th, 2013

    UL is now able to test NFC functionality for mobile network operators and handset manufacturers in accordance with the GSMA’s newly developed GSMA Handset Test Book (PDF). The test book allows companies to “know what the core operator requirements are, how to test them, and where to test them,” says the GSMA’s Pierre Combelles.

    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.

    DeviceFidelity gets global Visa approval for CredenSE

    October 8th, 2013

    NFC microSD specialist DeviceFidelity’s CredenSE NFC microSD solution has received a global letter of compliance for Visa PayWave, enabling it to be used to make NFC payments on “more than two billion existing devices.” “DeviceFidelity… More

    Wireless Dynamics launches NFC case for iPhone 5

    June 13th, 2013

    A version of Canadian NFC and RFID specialist Wireless Dynamics’ iCarte NFC case for Apple iPhones is now available for the iPhone 5. The device is approved by both Apple and Visa, enabling it to… More

    Russian bank to launch NFC mobile wallet

    June 4th, 2013

    Tinkoff Credit Systems is to launch an NFC mobile wallet service, developed by Russian mobile technology developer i-Free, that enables virtual MasterCard PayPass cards to be stored on embedded secure elements in Android NFC phones… More

    UL to test mPos for Visa Ready

    April 16th, 2013

    UL is to become the first laboratory to test mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) devices for certification under the Visa Ready Partner Program. “We are looking forward to guiding our customers through this new program that will greatly assist vendors in understanding their compliance requirements, ensuring their mPOS devices are fully approved and adaptable into the market,” says UL’s Jean-Luc Khaou.

    Fime adds M-Tip testing

    April 10th, 2013

    Testing specialist Fime has integrated the MasterCard Terminal Integration Process (M-TIP) questionnaire into its Savvi test tool, enabling it to validate that NFC payment terminals are compliant with MasterCard’s latest PayPass terminal specification. “The latest requirements from MasterCard support advancements in mobile payments, including features such as PIN entry via a mobile device to authorise a transaction,” says Fime.

    InfoChip adds Sniper device for reading tiny tags with NFC phones

    March 25th, 2013

    A simple add-on adapter for NFC phones cuts the cost of equipping staff with a reader for InfoChip’s 8mm industrial tags by more than half, the company says, and will “bring profound revolution in safety compliance, inspection management and industrial asset management.” More

    Visa bids to speed up payments innovation with Visa Ready Partner Program

    February 22nd, 2013

    “The pace of innovation in the payments industry requires a new approach that ensures innovative payment methods can be tested, approved and commercialized quickly,” says Visa’s Jim McCarthy.  More

    Pulse launches ultra-thin NFC antenna

    February 20th, 2013

    The electronic components maker has introduced a ferrite sheet NFC antenna for mobile phones which, it says, is 40% thinner than comparable products available today. 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.

    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

    MasterCard adds Mobile PayPass User Interface SDK

    September 19th, 2012

    “MasterCard is providing a programmer-friendly set of functions that make it easy for application developers to rapidly deliver payment apps to consumers – without having to become smart card programming experts,” says the payments network. More

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