Catchwell and Stollmann bring NFC to industrial ecosystem
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For release: 20 Jun 2012
Hamburg/Germany, 14 June 2012 – Stollmann integrates near field communication (NFC) in the upcoming product solutions and devices from Catchwell. NFC will be used as a smart extension to the product line enabling either payments with mobiles/cards or security access.
The modular concept of the Stollmann NFC stack, supporting different OS and NFC controller, enables Catchwell to deliver a highly flexible solution to their customers using standard NFC Forum operations or full access to legacy services. The solution is based on popular Android operating system as well as Microsoft mobile version of Windows, Windows Mobile 6.5. Main goal of the project is to deliver field proven NFC operational modes on an easy to adapt and abstract API, while the Catchwell products focus on compatibility and quality in support a broad range of devices and smart cards.
“With the Catchwell project, NFC steps into industrial use where no NFC subsystem is present today. This project is a reference for NFC in other ecosystems like mobiles dealing with all existing challenges starting from antenna design up to API access for the applications,” says Christian Andresen, head of business unit NFC, Stollmann.
Stollmann Entwicklungs- und Vertriebs-GmbH (www.stollmann.de)
Stollmann is a leading company for protocol stacks and communication products for NFC, Bluetooth, and ISDN. Stollmann was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. With a team of 47 employees, Stollmann develops and markets communication software to OEM customers worldwide.
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Founded in 1999, Catchwell is a rapidly-growing mobile solutions company committed to being a world-class handheld mobile computer provider who increases business productivity and efficiency. Catchwell is the winner of the annual Korean Post bidding for 2002-2005, 2008, 2010 and 2011.