13 January 2015, Montbonnot France -- Today KEOLABS, a leading provider of testing tools and services for smart objects and NFC, announced the NFC Forums’ approval of its NFC Forum Analog Validation Solution. The NFC Forum Analog Validation Solution is complemented by the companies’ NFC Forum approved digital-level testing solution as well as its SNEP/LLCP application-level testing solution, which is currently in NFC Forum approval process. Together, KEOLABS’ NFC Forum testing solutions allow full validation of NFC implementations from the lowest analog levels to digital and SNEP/LLCP application levels.
KEOLABS' testing solutions allow companies designing NFC capable products to verify strict conformance to NFC Forum analog implementation standards and thus ensure interoperability with other NFC products on the market. Ensuring broad interoperability of NFC objects enables their use in a variety of applications such as payment, transportation ticketing, customer loyalty applications, site-based information services or pairing of mobiles and other systems.
KEOLABS’ validation solutions ease the challenges of “in-house” testing by providing complete, fully integrated hardware/software installations. KEOLABS also provides open access to testing scenarios (scripted in Python language) and testing results, so that the tests and results hold no mysteries for users. KEOLABS' NFC Forum Analog Validation Solution is based on the SCRIPTIS™ software environment and ProxiLAB communication emulator/analyzer whose capabilities are tailored to smart card and NFC testing needs. SCRIPTIS’ integrates manager, editor, result viewer and reporting in a single interface for greater efficiency in test bench configuration, test campaign management and results analysis.
The NFC Forum Analog Validation Solution is a natural extension of KEOLABS’ testing solutions for smart cards (ISO/IEC 14443 A/B, FeliCa, ISO/IEC 7816) and mobile phones (NCF IP1/IP2, SWP – HCI/HDLC). The solution also complements KEOLABS’ application-specific solutions for testing conformance to payment (EMVCo), transportation ticketing (CIPURSE) and identity (ICAO including TR-SAC, EAC and ISO/IEC 18013 including TR 19446, IAS-ECC and eIDAS) standards.
The NFC Forum Analog Validation Solution is also complemented by the companies’ NFC Forum approved digital-level testing solution. Together, KEOLABS’ NFC Forum testing solutions allow full validation of NFC implementations from the lowest analog levels to digital and application levels.
Moreover, KEOLABS' Testing Laboratory offers testing services for NFC enabled phones and smart objects (smart cards, tags, etc.) based on its NFC Forum testing solutions.
NFC Forum is a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The NFC Forum Compliance Program is a comprehensive program to ensure the highest levels of quality and consistency in certification testing. It requires that certification testing be conducted with approved tools, in authorized labs, using the latest version of the Test Case Category List (TCCL). The Certification Program is open to NFC Forum members only.
NFC is a standards-based connectivity technology. NFC harmonizes today’s diverse contactless technologies, enabling current and future solutions in areas such as access control, consumer electronics, health care, information collection and exchange, loyalty and coupons, payments, and transport. NFC technology is supported by the world’s leading communication device manufacturers, semiconductor producers, network operators, IT and services companies, and financial services organizations.
KEOLABS is a leading provider of tools and services for testing microcontroller and secure component implementation. The company has two activities: Smart Card Validation and Microcontroller Tools.
KEOLABS Smart Card Validation activity provides an end-to-end product and service offer for validating and certifying smart cards and related technologies in accordance with industry standards. KEOLABS participates in all major certification processes for the secure 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.
KEOLABS service branch includes the ISO17025 accredited Certification Center offering test services to all stakeholders in the secure component sector for smart cards, handsets, ePassports, electronic driver's licenses and card readers.
KEOLABS Microcontroller Tools activity provides a complete range of tools for creating, editing, debugging and programming deeply embedded microcontroller applications. Known under the Raisonance brand since 1988, this business unit serves customers that include leading component manufacturers and professional engineers worldwide. With expertise in both hardware and software design, the company offers innovative, high quality, cost effective tools that include compiler tool sets, integrated development environment, hardware starter kits and promotional products for 8 and 32-bit microcontroller technologies. Supported core technologies include industry standard ARM, 8051 and PowerPC, as well as several proprietary architectures.
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