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NFC vendors form Mifare4Mobile group

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:MIFARE? MIFARE4Mobile? NFC? secure application?

Seven NFC vendors have launched the MIFARE4Mobile Industry Group. Founding members, Ericsson, Gemalto, NXP, Oberthur Technologies, STMicroelectronics, Venyon and Vivotech will collaborate to fast-track the uniform management of MIFARE applications on NFC-enabled secure elements. The group will also serve as a platform to provide future direction, discuss experiences and share best practices to ensure evolution, interoperable development and implementation of MIFARE4Mobile technology.

"Increased collaboration by some of NFC's most influential stakeholders will support the creation and facilitate the integration of business for the mobile network industry related to NFC-based services," said GSM Association senior director-mobile money, Naiv Bains. ABI Research principal analyst Jonathan Collins added, "The creation of this new industry group provides further impetus to the development of NFC applications for mobile phones especially given MIFARE's reach as a key contactless platform."

Over the next few months, the MIFARE4Mobile industry group will further develop the specifications supporting MIFARE Desfire technology and multiple trusted service managers, following the initial MIFARE4Mobile release from late 2008 supporting MIFARE Classic technology. Licenses for the MIFARE4Mobile interface specifications are free of charge.

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