FIME secure-chip testing locations are now accredited to deliver testing services for JCB’s J/Speedy mobile, and contact and contactless, products. FIME’s Global test tool is available for purchase as an off-the-shelf product for in-house pre-certification testing. Using FIME’s services to test JCB’s J/Speedy products enables mobile handset, USIM and dual interface card manufacturers to confirm that the application layer of their products meets the requirements laid out by the payments system for all forms of contactless payment.
Morpho (Safran) mNFC platform, product and services provider, announced its partnership with Far EasTone Telecommunications (Far Eastern Group) for Trusted Service Management (TSM) technologies and solutions in the “FarEasTone NFC All Around Trial Program.” As the number one mobile network operator in Taiwan and a leading service innovator, Far EasTone’s vision is to build a nationwide NFC ecosystem by 2014. Users will be able to tap their NFC phones to pay for purchases, take public transportation and use loyalty programs. These transactions will be available at 25,000 PayPass point-of-sale terminals and 10,000 shops. The transactions will be done through Morpho’s Trusted Service Management (TSM) system.
Morpho announced has shipped the first half million units of its “NFC/LTE” SIM card to KT Korea, the second largest mobile network operator in South Korea, as part of a multimillion framework agreement signed earlier this year. With Morpho’s technology, KT can now enable customers to experience the benefits of contactless transactions. Customers can now use their mobile phones to pay transit fares or to make retail payments at 200,000 contactless terminals.
Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, launches the new UpTeq NFC SIM vault to offer mobile operators higher return on investment from their NFC roll-outs, and unmatched security for protecting mobile transactions. The powerful and robust new SIM has attained more security certifications from independent authorities and to the highest level possible. This enables…
The Spanish subsidiary of the German multinational Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has been chosen by Telefónica as its technological partner to carry out the first NFC mobile phone project providing multiple applications inside a business complex. A group of users composed of Telefónica employees and clients of the participating banking entities will receive a Samsung mobile phone with NFC technology, allowing them to make payments in shops, restaurants, and cafés simply by bringing the handset close to the POS reader. Telefónica employees will be able to access the company buildings in Distrito C in Madrid by tapping their mobiles close to the access control reader. For this, G&D has developed a USIM card based on Java technology, capable of housing different applications and suitable for any NFC handset, incorporating VISA’s payment application and an SWP (Single Wire Protocol) interface which permits communication with the mobile device’s NFC chip and with the POS device.
The “ITÂ³ EMV” by COMPRION handset test equipment provider for the (U)SIM interface, has been qualified by EMVCo of American Express, JCB, MasterCard and Visa as a recognised test platform for payment terminal Contact Level 1 Electrical Type Approval. COMPRION is the global leading manufacturer of comprehensive standard test equipment for Smart Card interfaces with more than 15 years experience in Smart Card technology. COMPRION develops, manufactures and markets test and measurement equipment for Smart Card Vendors, Smart Card Issuers and Terminal Manufacturers across various market sectors and technologies. With its EMV Specifications, EMVCo advances global interoperability and compatibility of chip-based payment cards and acceptance devices. Banking and other payment terminals need to be successfully tested and approved by an EMVCo accredited test laboratory to conform to the EMV Test Specifications. For EMV Contact Level 1 Electrical Testing, the ITÂ³ EMV has been appointed as a qualified Contact Level 1 Electrical Type Approval Test Tool.
Mobile telephony provider TOT has selected Gemalto to enhanced TOT’s 3G network.
The deployment of the Gemalto Over-The-Air platform provides TOT with multiple benefits. With Gemalto’s OTA platform, TOT subscribers can enjoy more value-added services that are more accessible and easier to download over-the-air, including internet and MMS applications via OTA. With 3G’s broader bandwidth capabilities, TOT will be able to communicate with their subscribers through high-speed data channels while subscribers will enjoy faster access to the network. TOT can stay in touch with its customers while reducing the cost and hassle of frequently replacing USIMs as services evolve. TOT can update the USIMs with both operator and subscriber-centric applications based on subscribers’ needs, such as updates for service subscription, roaming lists and data management.
The complete Gemalto Over-The-Air system was delivered and installed in Bangkok in March 2010. The USIM cards have already been deployed since November 2009, to coincide with TOT’s 3G launch on December 5, 2009.
Smart card solution provider Sagem Orga will present the worldâs first Wireless LAN SIM card at
the international CTIA Wireless show in Las Vegas. “ConnectSIM” brings both new freedom
and security for mobile phone users. The flexibility of a wireless LAN
connection can now be enjoyed with any mobile phone â combined with the
high security of a SIM card. The WLAN SIM card can be used in any mobile
phone to enable fixed-mobile convergence, proximity transactions,
trusted peer-to-peer operations between two SIM cards, strong
authentication services, WEB security and a large and varied set of
other use cases. Some of the most interesting use cases will be
demonstrated by Sagem Orga at the CTIA.
Gemalto digital security has secured a two-year exclusive agreement to
supply Virgin Media Mobile Virtual Network Operator with SIM cards and
its “LinqUs” Device Management solution. To its more than three million
customers, Virgin Media Mobile can now offer secure access to
value-added services while “LinqUs” ensures service access to users
across all handsets. The Gemalto solution facilitates access to the
operator’s web portal and makes new services easily available.
“LinqUs” enables automatic remote configuration of mobile data
applications in handsets so Virgin Media’s mobile customers will receive
the correct configuration settings to suit their mobile phone model
simply by accepting the update upon handset activation.
NXP independent semiconductor and STMicroelectronics secure smart card
chips have signed a global strategic licensing agreement for NXP’s
“MIFARE” technology. This allows STMicroelectronics to integrate the
entire MIFARE family into its security solutions for mobile phone and
banking applications, facilitating the convergence of the MIFARE
infrastructure and NFC enabled mobile devices. ST can also include
MIFARE Classic and MIFARE DESFire technology into its leading (U)SIM
card ICs and other embedded secure solutions for the mobile phone
market, as well as into security solutions for PC readers and banking
card ICs. NXP Semiconductors provides High Performance Mixed Signal and
Standard Product solutions has about 29,000 employees working in more
than 30 countries while STMicroelectronics had 2008 net revenues of
Seoul-based Smart Card Laboratory (SCL) international smart card
solutions provider has joined the GlobalPlatform international
specification body for smart card infrastructure as an ‘Observer
Member.’ With its membership, SCL is allowed to closely track the
debates and activities of all GlobalPlatform card, device and systems
technical committees, is given the opportunity to contribute to various
‘Mobile Task Force’ initiatives and participate in its Advisory Council,
which provide members with direct access to the Board of Directors.
GlobalPlatform is a member driven association with cross-industry
representation from all world continents with an estimated 305.7 million
smart cards deployed while Smart Card Laboratory smart card solution
offers a wide range of products and solutions related to smart cards.
Smart card specification body GlobalPlatform has named
GlobalPlatform, the international specification body
for smart card infrastructure, has appointed Christophe Colas of Trusted
Logic as the new Chair of its Device Committee. Colas is currently
Professional Services Manager in the
Professional & Consumer Devices Business Unit at Trusted Logic. He is
responsible for technical marketing and leads customer integrations of
the company’s wireless security middleware. Christophe’s professional
experience has always been related to multi-application smart card
accepting devices such as payment terminals and wireless devices, and he
has been actively involved in several consortia concerned with
maintaining open standards for smart cards.