Collisannounced the debut of its Mobile Test Center during the NFC World Congress this week in Nice, France.
According to Collis, the center is designed to provide “one-stop-shop” testing services to every stakeholder in the NFC ecosystem, with the main goal of achieving a standard that will enabled widely accepted and interoperable NFC-Trusted Service Manager (TSM) infrastructures.
Such an infrastructure depends on the compatibility of multiple factors, such as NFC-enabled mobile devices, Secure Elements (SEs), and acceptance infrastructure.
According to Collis, it is imperative that all of these components achieve compliance to the existing standards in order to make the NFC-TSM infrastructure a reality.
“The keyword is trust. A TSM can only be thrust-worthy if the underlying infrastructure is,” said Dirk Jan van den Heuvel, CEO at Collis. “There are many stakeholders involved in an NFC-TSM ecosystem implementation. Not all components are necessarily visible to all stakeholders, and no direct trust relation exists between all of them. In order to bridge the gaps, Collis Mobile Test Center offers the necessary testing services to every stakeholder in the ecosystem, with clear definition of domains and components involved.”
The Mobile Test Center covers specifications set by standardization bodies such as MasterCard, VISA, GlobalPlatform, SIMalliance, ETSI/3GPP, GCF/PTCRB and NFC Forum and EMVCo.
Additionally, Collis says they plan to expand their offering to future NFC-TSM initiatives around the globe in joint collaboration with AT4 Wireless from Spain, and with the assistance aforementioned partners.