Fime to offer complete testing for NFC device functionality

Advanced testing provider, FIME, has taken steps to streamline near field communication (NFC) enabled device testing with the addition of new test libraries to its Global TEE test tool. The new tool, now named ‘Global Device’, has been upgraded following GlobalPlatform’s advancement of its device compliance programme to better support the needs of the mobile

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SIMalliance to host NFC-Security workshop to help banks and service providers make the right choices

SIMalliance, the global non-profit industry association which simplifies secure element (SE) implementation to drive secure mobile services, will bring together a number of experts from across the NFC ecosystem in October. It will host an interactive workshop designed to help banks and other secure NFC service providers – such as merchants and transit operators –

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‘What do we know about Apple Pay?’ asks UL

Apple has announced Apple Pay as their mobile payment solution. In this paper UL, the safety science company, describe what they know about Apple Pay in both technical and organisational context, as well as what questions still remain to be answered.

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Tapit: G&D supplies highly secure SIM card platform for the digital wallet in Switzerland

Munich, 5 August 2014 – The Swiss mobile network provider Swisscom is counting on highly secure NFC-enabled SIM cards from Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) to allow its customers to make payments with “Tapit”. Tapit is the digital wallet for smartphones in Switzerland. The platform is used by every mobile network provider in the country. The

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INSIDE Secure and Gemalto sign a new Single Wire Protocol (SWP) license agreement

INSIDE Secure has announced a new Single Wire Protocol (SWP) license agreement with Gemalto. The agreement is an extension of the 2008 SWP and HCI (Host Controller Interface) cross-license agreement and provides a standard interface for INSIDE’s VaultSEcure Secure Element product line.

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SIMalliance publishes Open Mobile API test specification for public consultation

London, UK. October 4, 2013 — A test specification promoting standardised implementation of Open Mobile API (application performance indicator) specifications among mobile network operators (MNOs) and handset developers is being proposed by SIMalliance to support an open mobile ecosystem.

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OTI appoints Shlomi Eytan as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

Rosh Pina, Israel – On Track Innovations Ltd (OTI), a global leader in contactless transactions and near-field communication, has appointed Shlomi Eytan to the new position of Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.

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Cryptomathic enables secure issuing of payment applications to MasterCard and Visa mobile wallets

Aarhus, Denmark – Responding to increasing demand for mobile payments, e-security expert Cryptomathic has upgraded its EMV flagship issuing solution, CardInk, to enable customers to issue payment applications to smartphones and other mobile devices. The upgrade sees CardInk supporting MasterCard Mobile PayPass™ and Visa Mobile requirements.

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Orange launches the first offer for mobile-to-mobile money transfers between three African countries

Paris, France, Orange has announced the launch of a quick and easy international money transfer service at a competitive price called “Orange Money International Transfer”. The offer is available between Mali, Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire.

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M2M does social networks, and much more

(BLOG): July 4, 2013 — A new study from ABI Research indicates that “… there’s an intriguing intersection developing around social networks and M2M services. At this stage the activity is nascent.”  However, one company, WaveNconnect seems to be ahead of the game, says Bob Emmerson.

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MTS Russia sources UpTeq NFC SIM for mobile transport services from Gemalto

Amsterdam, Netherlands – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is supplying Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), Russia’s largest network operator with over 70 million subscribers, with its UpTeq NFC high-end SIM cards for a mobile phone-based public transport ticketing solution in the city of Novosibirsk.

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Bell ID software to be used in RIM’s mobile payments solution

Bell ID, a Netherlands based provider of smart chip management products, has announced that its Token Manager Software is being used by Research In Motion (RIM) in its Secure Element Manager (SEM) solution for near field communication (NFC) mobile payments.

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Give us your verdict on 2013 Predictions in M2M, smart cities, connected devices and NFC

What’s coming in 2013 in the world of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and connected devices? M2M Now talks to a few key industry figures — now tell us if they’re talking sense or if it’s just crystal balls.

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Tapit raises AUS$2.3m Series A to expand its NFC ecosystem globally

Sydney, Australia. December 20, 2012 – Near Field Communications (NFC) pioneer, Tapit Media Pty Ltd, has completed a AUS$2.3 million (EUR1.8 million) Series A round of investment led by MPC Ventures Pty Ltd

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CIBC chooses Giesecke & Devrient as Trusted Service Manager for mobile payments in Canada

Munich, Germany & Toronto, Canada – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), a global provider of secure technologies, is serving as the Trusted Service Manager (TSM) for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) in their offering of NFC credit card payment services to their customers.

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NFC coming out of 'trial phase' in 2013 as 285m enabled devices forecast to be shipped — ABI Research

London, UK (BUSINESS WIRE) — ABI Research forecasts that a total of 1.95 billion NFC-enabled devices will ship in 2017, a combination of both handsets and CE devices. The lion’s share of NFC enablement will continue to be focused in the handset market

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