NFC Forum and GCF Advance Device Interoperability for Public Transportation Systems

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – May 3, 2016 – The NFC Forum and the Global Certification Forum (GCF) announced today that they have entered into a cooperation agreement that allows both GCF and NFC Forum labs to run NFC Forum analog and NFC tag test cases and recognize test results across both organizations. This agreement represents a major step toward the objective of providing interoperable contactless public transport access and ticketing using a broad range of NFC-enabled devices worldwide. NFC Forum test cases have been added to GCF Certification Criteria for mobile devices incorporating ticketing and transport NFC-related functionality based on requirements defined in GSMA TS.26 NFC Handset Requirements Document and TS.27 NFC Handset Test Book. 

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