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NEW: NFC test platform

Published on 7 November 2014

NFC/UICC test platform – NEW from 7Layers

7Layers has extended its InterLab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC with a new test case package for NFC/UICC conformance test requirements of GCF and PTCRB. The ideal solution for NFC enabled mobile devices.

NFC technology

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Commercial near field communication (NFC) services, using a mobile handset’s UICC as secure element, are beginning to be deployed around the world.

UICC based NFC technology enables the development of secure and user-friendly services, such as payment, identification and others. However, service providers, mobile network operators (MNOs) and implementers of mobile NFC payment services (e.g. banking, transport, access control, etc.) are concerned that mobile phones with integrated NFC technology are working correctly. To ensure Interoperability, Connectivity, Data Security and Accountability of UICC based NFC services, standardization organizations have therefore developed requirements and specifications that have to be fulfilled by NFC-enabled mobile phones.[/expand]

NFC test requirements of GCF and PTCRB

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The GSMA has stated its requirements in the GSMA TS.27 NFC Handset Test Book, which covers technologies such as the Secure Element Access Control (SEAC), the Open Mobile API (OMAPI), the remote management of NFC services, enhancement to SWP/HCI testing, and Near Field Communication (NFC) itself.

These requirements are now mandatory for GCF and PTCRB certification. Successful conformance testing of NFC-enabled phones according to the respective GCF and/or PTCRB work items are important for manufacturers that want to enter the North American, European or Asian market.[/expand]

NFC testing supported by the
InterLab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC

To cover the new NFC test requirements of GCF and PTCRB, it is necessary to jointly handle a mobile device, a UICC simulator, an NFC reader and a network emulator. Such a complex test set-up however can easily lead to faulty test results, based on handling errors.

Our InterLab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC

supports the automated handling of connected test equipment and the devices under tests. Thanks to our reasonable pricing policies, it can be used both for development purposes AND conformance testing.

It can be ordered with a choice of various test case packages

• 3G USIM/USAT test platform
• LTE USIM/USAT test platform
• CMCC LTE DEVICE/UICC test platform
• Verizon LTE DEVICE/UICC test platform 

and now also offers the new

NFC/UICC test platform

The new NFC test platform relates to conformance testing in accordance with GCF-WI-176 and PTCRB-RFT-123 services for NFC enabled mobile devices. Together with

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