Clear2Pay, the international technology provider of next generation payment solutions for financial institutions, today announces that the NFC Forum, the non-profit industry association that advances NFC technology, validated the latest release of its NFC Forum conformance test suite.
The test solution enables chip and device manufacturers to verify the digital conformance of NFC devices to the latest NFC Forum Device Requirements. The solution will be used in authorized test laboratories for official certification testing of NFC products worldwide. The tool will also be available for the device vendor community's debugging and pre-certification needs.
The mobile and payments industry anticipates widespread integration of NFC technology in mobile devices: analysts expect close to 300m NFC-enabled devices to be shipped in 2013, reaching 1.95bn by 2017. Undoubtedly, NFC is a technology with massive potential to facilitate value-added applications that will ease our daily lives.
To fulfill its potential, customer confidence is key and the NFC Forum's Certification Program will prove to be an essential element on the path to market adoption. This program ensures that NFC Forum-certified products conform to NFC Forum standards and provide consistency of behavior across NFC-enabled devices, a key element for global commercial uptake. Clear2Pay's automated Test Solution includes all the latest test cases as defined by the NFC Forum, supporting the industry to deliver trusted NFC products and thus accelerate market growth.
Gerd Thys, Senior NFC Product Manager at Clear2Pay and NFC Forum Task Force Chair adds: "At Clear2Pay we are true NFC aficionadas and have contributed to the development and global acceptance of the technology since the early days. We work closely with the NFC Forum in order to build a new mobile reality; it is key for us to continue serving our changing and converging markets with solutions that really make a difference."
A next milestone will be the addition of the LLCP and SNEP libraries in the test solution.