KEOLABS’ Laboratory Authorized for NFC Forum Certification Testing
Service branch verifies all levels of NFC implementation in mobile phones, components, cards, tags and readers
21 July 2015, Montbonnot France – KEOLABS, a leading provider of smart card and NFC testing solutions and services, announced NFC Forum authorization of its laboratory for certification testing of NFC implementations in mobile phones, components, tags, cards and readers. KEOLABS’ testing services cover all levels of implementation of the NFC Forum specifications including Analog, Digital Protocol, SNEP and LLCP.
“Because NFC Forum certification is the gold standard of compliance for any NFC device, it is vital to have laboratory partners who can thoroughly test the full range of NFC functionality,” said Paula Hunter, executive director of the NFC Forum. “With its certification testing services, KEOLABS’ Testing Laboratory fulfills that role, giving device manufacturers the confidence that their products comply with NFC Forum specifications and can receive NFC Forum certification.”
These services are provided in KEOLABS’ Testing Laboratory, which is a recognized competence center for contactless technologies used in a range of applications from mobile communications, and electronic payment to electronic Machine-Readable Travel Documents (eMRTD). In addition to the NFC Forum authorization, the laboratory is accredited by the Cofrac (French Accreditation Committee) under the standard ISO/IEC 17025 v2005 for testing laboratories (Accreditation Cofrac n°1-2468, Testing. A list of locations and scope are available on www.cofrac.fr). This accreditation confirms the Laboratories’ impartiality and competence, thus fostering stakeholder confidence and acceptance of its test results. The facility provides electrical and protocol conformance testing for a range of standards including NFC Forum, ISO/IEC 10373-6, ICAO, IAS ECC, ISO/IEC 18013-4 and CIPURSE standards. The Laboratory is also fully qualified and equipped to provide EMD testing under ISO/IEC 10373-6/A2 and durability testing under standards ISO/IEC 18745-1, ISO/IEC 10373-1 and ISO/IEC 24789-1-2.
The laboratories’ NFC compliance verification and debugging services are based on KEOLABS’ fully approved NFC Forum testing solutions, which cover all levels of NFC implementation: Analog, Digital Protocol, SNEP and LLCP. The testing solutions, including SCRIPTIS testing environment, test suites, ProxiLAB signal emulator/analyzer and test automation system are also available for in-house testing by NFC device and product designers prior to engaging in formal conformance verification with the laboratory. KEOLABS’ NFC testing solution is a flexible and open environment that optimizes the user’s tool investment and facilitates user understanding of the testing process and results.
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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