AT4 wireless RIDER NFC tester, the first solution approved by the NFC Forum for Certification

  • Date: December 8, 2010
  • Belen Garcia
    AT4 wireless
    Phone: +34 952 61 93 09
    Email Belen Garcia

     

    For release: 08 Dec 2010

     

    Malaga, Spain, December 8th, 2010 – Product manufacturers are able to certify their
    NFC implementations now.

    AT4 wireless has worked in a close partnership with the NFC Forum for the implementation
    of the NFC Forum Digital Protocol test cases in its RIDER NFC test solution. The AT4
    wireless team has been intensively working during the last months to be officially approved
    by the NFC Forum designated Validation House at the beginning of the Certification
    Program.

    The NFC Forum has verified that AT4 wireless RIDER NFC one box test solution correctly
    implements the NFC Forum Digital Protocol and Tag Types Operation test specifications
    among other important validation requirements, such as conformance testing security
    requirements, conformance user interface and results reporting capabilities, etc.

    In addition to this, AT4 wireless R&D team is working to integrate the future NFC Forum
    Analogue RF test requirements, expected to be included in next certification waves, in the
    same test tool that has been approved for this Certification Program. This will prevent users
    from investing in another hardware platforms to support future RF and Protocol NFC test
    requirements given that RIDER provides a one box solution to the vendors and test
    laboratories.

    “We are proud to provide NFC vendors and Test Laboratories with the first and only
    approved test solution for the NFC Forum Certification Program” commented Luís
    Fernando Martínez, AT4 wireless General Manager. “We have a strong commitment to
    NFC Forum, and we have been working together to make our test solution be available and
    approved, starting today, with the launch of the NFC Forum Certification Program. NFC is a
    quite exciting technology that will create new business models and interesting opportunities
    in the Mobile Market”.

    “At the NFC Forum, we understand that a certification program is only as robust and
    effective as its test solutions,” said Paula Berger, Executive Director of the NFC Forum.
    “AT4 wireless has provided us with not only a world-class test tool in RIDER NFC, but also
    the in-depth expertise to help ensure that the our certification program is a complete
    success.”

    About AT4 wireless
    AT4 wireless is a leading test equipment manufacturer, specialized in wireless and cellular
    technologies. Its product line includes test equipment for Bluetooth®, RFID, NFC, Mobile
    WiMAX, 2G (GSM, GPRS and EDGE) and 3G (UMTS, HSPA+ and LTE) cellular
    communications.

    AT4 wireless laboratories cover world class services for conformance, regulatory and
    interoperability testing as well as field trials and worldwide compliance and type approval
    consulting, offering a truly one-stop service for the certification of telecommunication devices.
    AT4 wireless was founded in 1991, has more than 350 employees worldwide and is
    headquartered in Malaga, Spain, AT4 wireless has locations in the United States and Taiwan,
    providing support to its customers in these geographic regions.

    For more information, visit www.at4wireless.com.