Galitt, Applus+ LGAI Technological Center and RFI Global have all achieved GlobalPlatform qualified status, allowing them to test a product’s compliance to GlobalPlatform Card Specification v2.2 UICC Configuration for the mobile services sector.
GlobalPlatform, the organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, has provided the quality stamp to the Galitt KaNest-ICC GP UICC Card Test Suite and the RFI Global laboratory, and will soon also release the quality stamp for Applus+ LGAI Technological Center laboratory. Further test tool suppliers and laboratories are in the process of being reviewed and undergoing GlobalPlatform certification.
Gil Bernabeu, GlobalPlatform’s technical director at Gemalto, comments: “GlobalPlatform extended its compliance program in late 2009 to focus on market specific configurations, which are the guidelines to implementing GlobalPlatform technology in a given sector, rather than validate compliance to an entire GlobalPlatform Specification. This approach, therefore, allows us to support different markets adopting our technology and ensures long-term interoperability. Our next step is to advance testing tools for financial and government sector deployments including micro SD format.”