SCM Microsystems will launch a new NFC Solutions Development Kit (SDK) designed to accelerate time to market for NFC readers and terminals for mobile payments, event ticketing, retail loyalty, access control and other applications.
The SDK comprises two SCM3712 NFC reader modules and one SCL3711 reader, as well as all necessary drivers, source code examples for handling Device-to-Tag and Peer-to-Peer NFC applications, ‘optimized’ software development tools, and essential documentation covering NFC and PC interfaces, according to SCM.
The SDK also includes a complete set of NFC Forum-compliant tags in various form factors, which model NFC application data such as Internet service initiation using a URL, line of text, smart poster or business card.
The contactless reader modules in the SDK are compact in size, thus encouraging developers to create small-footprint terminals optimized for the retail counter top environment. The SDK also works with SCM’s contactless SCL reader/token family, including the SCL010 and SCL011.
“Developers are racing to deliver new solutions that leverage the potential of NFC,” said Michael Ganzera, VP Business Development and Marketing for SCM Microsystems. “SCM’s new NFC SDK enables developers to easily upgrade existing solutions with NFC or to build entirely new applications that combine traditional contactless solutions with new NFC capabilities.”
The new NFC SDK will be available mid-October through SCM’s online NFC marketplace.