Sony and KEOLABS Collaborate on NFC-F Test Tool Development

2 March 2015 – KEOLABS today announced that they have struck an agreement with Sony Corporation to provide NFC-F* test tools commercially as a part of the NFC validation solutions.

Under this agreement, KEOLABS will develop NFC-F test tools with Sony’s support in order to facilitate validation of FeliCa implementations under NFC standards, thus promoting broad NFC interoperability. The test tools will include NFC-F / FeliCa test cases for CLF* and SE* vendors to verify NFC implementation and ensure global interoperability, conforming to standardized specifications such as ETSI, NFC Forum and GlobalPlatform. Handset vendors can also use these tools to verify NFC-F / FeliCa compatibility.

Test tools for CLF and SE vendors will be available in Q3 2015.

"We are very happy to announce this accord with Sony, as interoperability across multiple standards is a cornerstone of NFC," explained Michael Leplatois, KEOLABS’ President. "KEOLABS is committed to ensuring that FeliCa implementers have the best tools and testing solutions to ensure interoperability for mobile handsets in the growing NFC ecosystem."

*NFC-F: A contactless communication standard defined by NFC Forum along with NFC-A and NFC-B. FeliCa communication technology complies with NFC-F.

*CLF: Contactless Front-end

*SE: Secure Element


For KEOLABS media information, please contact Fabien Pollet:
fabien.pollet@keolabs.com  
Tel: + 33 (0)6 72 18 82 58

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About Sony Corporation

Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately $75 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. Sony FeliCa Global Web Site: http://www.sony.net/Products/felica/

About KEOLABS

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 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 ISO/IEC 17025 accredited Testing Laboratory (Accreditation Cofrac n°1-2468, Testing. A list of locations and scope are available on www.cofrac.fr) offering services to all stakeholders in the secure component sector for smart cards, handsets, ePassports, electronic driver's licenses and card readers.

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