|NFC STANDARDS TOOLS White paper, PowerPoint tool help navigate emerging mobile ecosystem|
The mobile community has new tools to navigate the standards, specifications and certification requirements for the emerging NFC mobile application ecosystem. The Smart Card Alliance Mobile and NFC Council released an educational NFC standards landscape document and accompanying interactive PowerPoint tool, covering the core standards as well as several NFC applications.
Both the "Mobile/NFC Standards Landscape" white paper and the PowerPoint tool are available on the Smart Card Alliance website at http://www.smartcardalliance.org/pages/publications-mobile-nfc-standards-landscape. Bart van Hoek, Collis/UL, led the project and created the interactive PowerPoint tool.
"In order to have a complete and workable NFC ecosystem, the mobile community must understand the standards and specifications of the technology-those that govern the core technology and functionality of mobile NFC devices, and those that are specific to applications," says Brent Bowen, INSIDE Secure and chair of the Mobile and NFC Council. "With these easy-to-use, interactive materials, the mobile community will come away with a broad understanding of the standards, specifications, and certification requirements developing and deploying NFC applications."
The landscape document and accompanying PowerPoint tool provides a comprehensive educational resource on the standards and specifications used within the NFC ecosystem. They include those from: EMVCo; MasterCard; Visa; American Express; Discover, GlobalPlatform; ISO/IEC; NFC Forum; SIM Alliance; ETSI; GSMA; AFSCM; as well as those associated with transit and access control.
"The NFC standards landscape project included broad cross-industry member participation and the tools are a great complement to the array of materials already available from the Mobile and NFC Council," says Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. "The Council's resources have filled a critical educational gap in the mobile community, raised awareness of the technology, and will accelerate market adoption of all NFC-enabled applications."
Participants involved in the development of this white paper included: Collis/UL; CPI Card Group; Discover Financial Services; Giesecke & Devrient; HID Global; Identive Group; Infineon Technologies; INSIDE Secure; Intercede; IQ Devices; NXP Semiconductors; Quadagno & Associates; SafeNet, Inc.; VeriFone Systems; Visa Inc.
[This article was posted on November 19, 2012, on the website of ABA Banking Journal, www.ababj.com.]
| TechTopics Plus