NFC software provider Sequent Software has joined GlobalPlatform as an Observer Member.
Sequent’s membership enables it to contribute to specifications that ensure the interoperability of secure contactless services. The company, which provides a neutral software and services platform for the developing NFC market, plans to participate in the formation of business requirements and the development of best practices in different industry sectors, according to GP.
“GlobalPlatform specifications are at the center of interoperability for the secure contactless services market, and that is where Sequent plays a key role,” said Drew Weinstein, Sequent’s CEO. “As Sequent continues to develop its software platform for NFC, we want to participate actively in building a solid base of specifications and practices to meet the needs of all industry stakeholders.”
By joining Global Platform, Sequent will have access to new specifications as they are being developed, allowing the company to adapt to the latest innovations in the contactless services industry, according to GP.
“Sequent’s expertise in the NFC market makes the company a welcome addition to the membership,” said Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform. “We look forward to their participation and contribution.”
As an Observer Member, Sequent will contribute to the Mobile Task Force, working with other members to advocate a neutral and scalable security management infrastructure that can protect current investments while enabling future technology evolution. Sequent will also participate in the Advisory Council to share its expertise on industry trends that will affect GlobalPlatform specifications.