NFC Forum approves Clear2Pay test solutions for LLCP and SNEP Specifications

  • Date: May 8, 2014
  • New tools support a consistent NFC environment

    Brussels, 8 May 2014 – Clear2Pay, the international technology provider of next generation payment solutions for financial institutions, today announces that the NFC Forum, the non-profit industry association that advances NFC technology, approved its Logical Link Control Protocol (LLCP) and Simple NDEF Exchange Protocol (SNEP) Conformance Test Suites. Both test suites are logical extensions to the existing Digital Protocol Test Solution that was validated previously by the NFC Forum.

    LLCP is a protocol that supports two-way peer-to-peer communication between NFC-enabled devices. SNEP allows an application on an NFC-enabled device to exchange NDEF messages with another NFC-enabled device when operating in NFC Forum peer-to-peer mode.

    The new LLCP and SNEP tools add testing capability that supports the scope of the NFC Forum Certification Program, enabling device manufacturers to launch solutions that comply to the industry’s requirements. Clear2Pay’s test solution is already used by a number of companies, including major chip and device manufacturers as well as accredited test labs.

    Marie Costers, General Manager Clear2Pay Test Solutions, explains: ‘The LLCP and SNEP test solutions complement our NFC Forum Digital Conformance Test Suite. Manufacturers can now be confident that they’ve implemented technology that is up to the demands of the industry: this new solution can be used during development, for debugging and pre-certification.’

    Paula Hunter, NFC Forum Executive Director adds: “Every testing solution that supports the NFC Forum Certification Program provides the marketplace with one more assurance that tested NFC devices will perform consistently and reliably.  We applaud Clear2Pay for helping to drive conformance and aid global interoperability.”

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    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, BNP Paribas, The Federal Reserve, RBS, Commerzbank, The People’s Bank of China (PBOC), Bank of East Asia, Rabobank, Bank of New York Mellon and Commonwealth Bank. Clear2Pay operates out of Belgium (HQ) and another 23 offices in 15 countries.  The company currently employs over 1200 staff. 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 75th in the Global FinTech100 2013 list. For more information, please visit www.clear2pay.com.

    For more information:

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

    Steve Lacourt – Head of Marketing Open Test Solutions
    Email: [email protected]
    T: +32 (0) 2 402 52 00