Montbonnot, FRANCE - February 4, 2014 — KEOLABS, a leading supplier of certification solutions for smart cards, has partnered with ComWorth Solutions to reinforce promotion and technical support for the Asia Pacific region. This action follows ComWorth’s opening of its Singapore branch enabling them to provide a more direct support of their customers throughout Southeast Asia. ComWorth, the Tokyo-based parent company and headquarters, has been a distributor for KEOLABS in Japan since 2011.
ComWorth Solutions complements KEOLABS' worldwide sales organization with a sales team dedicated to Southeast Asian markets including Singapore, Australia, Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. With extensive experience in testing and measurement for the telecommunications industry, ComWorth offers promotional capabilities and complementary technical expertise to support users on KEOLABS’ test and certification tools, notably for Near Field Communication (NFC) technologies.
KEOLABS’ tools and solutions will be demonstrated by ComWorth at industry events: NFC & SmartWorld 2014 in Tokyo, 4 – 7 March 2014 and at Cards & Payments Asia 2014 in Singapore, 23 – 24 April 2014.
Fueled by booming interest in Near Field Communications (NFC) for mobile phones, KEOLABS is experiencing a corresponding increase in demand for the test and certification tools that ensure the reliability of this complex technology. "To meet this growing demand, it is essential to have a partner capable of addressing telecom customers. With their extensive experience in this area, we are confident that ComWorth will offer both excellent counsel and support for our Asian customers," stated Fabien Pollet, Account Manager for KEOLABS’ smart card and testing activities.
ComWorth Solutions specializes in distribution and development of network test, measurement, and monitoring solutions for the telecommunications and enterprise markets. “We have over 20 years of experience in the telecoms industry and our key customers today include telecommunications carriers like NTT and KDDI research labs, government agencies, academic institutions, equipment manufacturers, as well as enterprises and financial companies,” explained Makoto OKUNO, Director of ComWorth’s Second Sales Department.
KEOLABS’ line of smart card tools includes hardware/software platforms to test contactless and contact smart cards used in applications such as access control, ticketing, identity and payment. This includes test tools for NFC technologies found in the latest mobile phones. The KEOLABS line includes ProxiSPY and ContactLAB protocol analyzers for diagnosing interoperability problems between cards, readers and components during development, manufacturing and deployment. KEOLABS ProxiLAB and ContactLAB tools provide signal emulation for component development, test and certification. For NFC mobile phones, KEOLABS’ tools provide all the features needed for complete visibility of wireless and wire communications and for concurrent testing of all the NFC related communication interfaces.
About ComWorth Solutions
ComWorth Solutions Pte Ltd was established in Singapore in 2008 to expand business from its Tokyo headquarters to Singapore and the South East Asia region. Founded in 1965, ComWorth specializes in distribution and development of network test, measurement, and monitoring solutions for the telecommunications and enterprise markets.
Yew Chang CHONG
Tel.: +65 6748 2260
KEOLABS is a leading provider of tools and services for testing microcontroller and secure component implementation. KEOLABS smart card validation activity provides an end-to-end product and service offer for verifying and certifying smart cards and related technologies in accordance with industry standards. KEOLABS participates in all major certification processes for the secure ticketing, transaction and identity sectors. The company offers a comprehensive range of solutions for validation of all layers of contact and contactless secure components from the electrical to the digital and application layers. The Certification Center, KEOLABS’ service branch, includes the ISO/IEC 17025 accredited testing laboratory, which offers conformance testing services to all stakeholders in the secure component sector for smart cards, handsets, ePassports, electronic driver’s licenses and card readers.
Account Manager – Smart Card
Tel: +33 (0)6 72 18 82 58