DUALi, KTC and Clear2Pay pioneer with NFC Forum certification of NFC device

  • Date: June 21, 2012
  • Steve Lacourt
    Clear2Pay
    Phone: +32 476 53 13 80
    Email Steve Lacourt

     

    For release: 22 Jun 2012

    DUALi, KTC and Clear2Pay pioneer with NFC Forum certification of NFC device

     

    Brussels, 21 June 2012 Clear2Pay, the international technology provider of next generation payment solutions, and DUALi, a Korean Smart Card Solutions Provider, announce today that DUALi’s Near Field Communication (NFC) device has been certified for NFC Forum Digital Conformance by the Korean certification laboratory KTC. The certification of the DUALi device is one of the first NFC devices to meet the demanding standards of the NFC Forum, the non-profit industry organization for NFC technology deployment.

    The NFC Forum’s Certification Program ensures that NFC Forum-certified products are conform the NFC Forum standards and offers assurance of the interoperability between NFC devices  which is a key element for consumer confidence. Under this program, DUALi has submitted their device to KTC, an authorized test laboratory who applied Clear2Pay’s NFC Forum-validated test solution to succesfully validate DUALi’s Dragon™ NFC device.

    DUALi’s Dragon™ is a USB-based reader developed to support NFC and contactless smart card functionalities. It can be used as a standalone device but can also easily be integrated into payment devices such as ATM, Point-Of-Sale terminals or NFC-enabled kiosks. The Dragon™ is developed to serve several applications including Automatic Fare Collection applications, payment and loyalty.

    Ken Kwon, Managing Director at DUALi states: “Being one of the very first suppliers of an NFC Forum certified device is a significant reward for our commitment to the advancement of NFC technology. Using Clear2Pay’s Digital Conformance Test Solution during development and as a pre-certification tool, enabled a flawless and efficient validation at the KTC laboratory.”

    Mr Yang, Project Manager at KTC mentions: “This is the first successful NFC Forum certification in Korea and one of the first in general. As a third party test laboratory, we are thrilled to be involved in this trailblazing project and work with an NFC Forum Partner such as Clear2Pay. This certification enriched our testing services and will facilitate the further advancement of NFC technology in Korea.”

    Ian Kerr, General Manager Clear2Pay Open Test Solutions adds: “The industry is progressively acknowledging the testing prerequisite. It will be a catalyst for global acceptance of mobile technologies and the applications these ignite. We are pleased to be instrumental to both solution providers like DUALi and certification authorities such as KTC.”

    About Clear2Pay

    Clear2Pay is a payments modernisation company that actively supports many global financial institutions to meet their payments unification goals through its pure SOA Open Payment Framework (OPF).  Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, the company facilitates banks and financial organisations in their provision of payments services, whether they be Card, ACH, Branch, Bulk, High Care or International payment transactions. Clear2Pay’s innovative technology helps to reduce transactions processing costs, and to deliver new, compelling payment services in a competitive way. Functions embrace payments origination, reporting, linkage with back-office processing systems, clearing, netting and settlement. In addition the company offers a range of value added payment technology solutions and services such as e-Banking, Open Test Solutions, ChargeBack, Strategic Consultancy and Payments Training through a dedicated Academy. Clients include global and major regional financial institutions such as ING, Banco Santander, Crédit Agricole, VISA, MasterCard, BNP Paribas, The Federal Reserve, Royal Bank of Scotland, The People Bank of China (PBOC), Bank of East Asia, Rabobank, The Co-operative Financial Services and Commonwealth Bank. Clear2Pay operates out of Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, China, India and Singapore and currently employs over 1,200 staff. Recently, the company was awarded the XCelent Customer Base 2010 award for its undisputed largest payment hub customer base, both live and under implementation and ranks 81st in the Global FinTech100. For more information, please visit www.clear2pay.com.

    About DUALi – www.duali.com

    DUALi Inc. is an innovative smartcard solution provider and hardware manufacturer specialized in contactless HF (13.56Mhz) technology. With 13years of experience in advanced RF technology business such as e-ID, e-Passport, e-Payment & NFC, DUALi is consolidating its position as a leading High-end Solution provider. DUALi is a trusted partner with dedication to R&D and quality control. The company offers development tools for NFC system integrators and it has delivered hundreds of NFC readers and Software Development Kits for various projects worldwide.

    About Korea Testing Certification (KTC) – www.ktc.re.kr

    Korea Testing Certification (KTC) is dedicated to enhance the safety and quality of electronic and smart card-based products. In the smart card sector, KTC provides conformance testing and durability as well as security services in cooperation with the Korean government. KTC is a leading, independent non-profit organization. The institute has accumulated up-to-date technology and cutting-edge facilities equipped with high capability and properties, ever since its inception in 1970 as a National Official Professional Testing Research Institute. KTC has been building close relations with overseas certification agencies. It has also obtained accreditation as a Certification Body Testing Laboratory(CBTL) and National Certification Body(NCB) from IECEE in the field of LlTE, HOUS, TRON, OFF and EMC.

    For more information: 

    Clear2Pay NV/SA 
    Conny Dorrestijn – VP Corporate Marketing & Analyst Relations
    Email: [email protected]
    M: +31 651 067201

    Clear2Pay NV/SA 
    Steve Lacourt – Head of Marketing Open Test Solutions
    Email: [email protected]
    M: +32 476 53 13 80

    DUALi Inc.
    Ken Kwon – Managing Director / CEO
    Email: [email protected]
    M: +821033185938

    Korea Testing Certification
    Inseok Yang – Project Manager
    Email: [email protected]
    M: +82109942 4813