Smart Card Alliance Explains Standards for NFC Mobile Payments and Applications in New White Paper, Interactive PowerPoint Tool
(GlobeNewswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) CARTES 2012 EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE, PARIS, Nov. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The mobile community now 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 today released an educational
NFC standards landscape document and accompanying interactive
PowerPoint tool, covering the core standards as well as several NFC
Both the "Mobile/NFC Standards Landscape" white paper and the
PowerPoint tool are available on the Smart Card Alliance website at
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," said 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," said 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
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.
The Smart Card Alliance will be exhibiting this week in booth 4
H 057 at the Cartes 2012
Exhibition and Conference in Paris.
About the Smart Card Alliance Mobile and NFC
The Smart Card Alliance Mobile and NFC Council was formed to
raise awareness and accelerate the adoption of payments, loyalty,
marketing, promotion/coupons/offers, peer-to-peer, identity, and
access control applications using NFC. The Council focuses on
activities that will help to accelerate the practical application
of the technology, providing a bridge between technology
development/specification and the applications that can deliver
business benefits to industry stakeholders.
The Council takes a broad industry view and brings together
industry stakeholders in the different vertical markets that can
benefit from mobile and NFC applications. The Council collaborates
on: educating the market on the technology and the value of mobile
and NFC applications; developing best practices for implementation;
and working on identifying and overcoming issues inhibiting the
About the Smart Card Alliance
The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry
association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use
and widespread application of smart card technology.
Through specific projects such as education programs, market
research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the
Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and
innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice
for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and
value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America. For more
information please visit http://www.smartcardalliance.org.
CONTACT: Deb Montner
Montner & Associates
Source: Smart Card Alliance
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