Worldwide NFC Wireless Technology Experts Meet in Malaga, Spain for NFC Forum Plugfest

  • Date: May 25, 2012
  • Belen Garcia
    AT4 wireless:
    Phone: +34 95 261 93 09
    Email Belen Garcia

     

    For release: 25 May 2012

     

    The Technological Park of Andalusia in Malaga, Spain, is the location of the NFC Forum’s 10th Plugfest, taking place from 21st to 25th May 2012. AT4 wireless, as one of the leading testing organizations in NFC Forum technology worldwide, has been selected

     

    Malaga, Spain. 24 May, 2012. The Technological Park of Andalusia in Malaga, Spain, is the location of the NFC Forum’s 10th Plugfest, taking place from 21st to 25th May 2012.  AT4 wireless, as one of the leading testing organizations in NFC Forum technology worldwide, has been selected to host this meeting.

    AT4 wireless has more than 10 years of experience in successfully organizing and hosting interoperability and Plugfest events for several technologies in co-operation with different global organizations.

    NFC Forum Plugfests promote interoperability of NFC Forum implementations in a neutral and confidential environment.

    For NFC Forum members only, the Plugfests feature device-to-device interoperability testing, and access to a library of various NFC Forum tags and smart posters. The Plugfests also provide an opportunity to confirm successful interaction of NFC Forum implementations in card emulation mode with existing EMV-based contactless payment acceptance devices. Plugfests are for NFC Forum members who have implemented the NFC Forum specifications in a device and have working samples for testing by the date of the event. The Malaga event will also offer device testing using prototype RF Analog conformance test tools. RF Analog will be the special focus of this event, allowing device and test tool vendors to assess RF implementations and identify any potential problems at an early stage.

    These on-site interoperability testing meetings complement the NFC Forum’s Certification Program, and they constitute a very important cornerstone for industry cooperation and development.

    This week, more than 20 member companies and over 50 engineers from various countries are expected to participate in the NFC Forum Plugfest in Malaga.

    AT4 wireless is deeply committed to the success of NFC technology and has been actively participating in the development of the NFC Forum Certification Program since its beginning.
    Recently, AT4 wireless Laboratory had the pleasure of announcing the first NFC Forum device certification worldwide accomplished by Sony, a founding and Sponsor member of the NFC Forum, using AT4 wireless as its chosen testing partner.

    This achievement was possible thanks to AT4 wireless RIDER T3111 test system, which is a leading test platform for NFC Forum certification. Its high standards and wide experience in developing cutting-edge technology for its complete range of test systems have allowed AT4 wireless to obtain the NFC Forum’s authorization for its test labs in Europe, North America and APAC in order to better serve chipset and device vendors and network carriers in these regions.

    “Plugfests are an essential component of the NFC Forum’s efforts to build the NFC ecosystem and promote global interoperability of NFC solutions,” said Debbie Arnold, director of the NFC Forum.  “We are deeply grateful to our friends at AT4 Wireless for hosting this popular event for NFC device manufacturers around the world.”

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    About the NFC Forum
    The NFC Forum (http://www.nfc-forum.org) was launched as a non-profit industry association in 2004 by leading mobile communications, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. The Forum’s mission is to advance the use of Near Field Communication technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services, and educating the market about NFC technology. The Forum’s 160+ global member companies currently are developing specifications for a modular NFC device architecture, and protocols for interoperable data exchange and device-independent service delivery, device discovery, and device capability.

    The NFC Forum’s Sponsor members, which hold seats on the Board of Directors, include leading players in key industries around the world. The Sponsor members are: Barclaycard, Broadcom Corporation, INSIDE Secure, Intel, MasterCard Worldwide, NEC, Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, Inc., NXP Semiconductors, Renesas Electronics Corporation, Samsung, Sony Corporation, STMicroelectronics, and Visa Inc.

     

    About AT4 wireless
    AT4 wireless is a leading manufacturer of conformance and R&D test equipment for wireless and cellular technologies such as Bluetooth®, RFID, NFC, WiMAX, 2G (GSM, GPRS and EDGE), 3G (UMTS, HSPA+) and  LTE .
    AT4 wireless testing laboratories cover world class services for conformance, regulatory, performance, carrier device acceptance, field, functional and interoperability testing as well as worldwide compliance and type approval consulting in over 200 countries. AT4 wireless offers 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, Taiwan and Chile in order to support customers globally.
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