FIME has announced the opening of its NFC mobile test laboratory in Seoul, South Korea.
According to FIME, the new lab will enable it to provide integration testing and certification services to Korean mobile device manufacturers and network operators, thus ensuring that their NFC-enabled handsets are fully interoperable and compliant with industry standards and EMV payment specifications prior to market release.
FIME decided to open its Seoul lab due to the rapid growth of the NFC mobile market in South Korea and an increase in FIME’s Korean customer-base, according to the company.
FIME plans to eventually expand the services offered in its Seoul lab from EMV testing of NFC mobile phones to EMV payment application testing and certification for contact and contactless smart cards and terminals.
The new facility joins FIME’s existing network of ISO 17025 accredited laboratories and research and development centers in France, Taiwan, Canada, India and Dubai.