NFC Forum’s New Device Certification Release and Related White Paper Support Pathway to Public Transport Interoperability

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Industry Effort Harmonizes Specifications of NFC-enabled Mobile Devices and Public Transport Readers

WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – December 13, 2016 – The NFC Forum announced today a new release of its Certification Program and, related to it, the publication of the NFC-enabled e-Ticketing in Public Transport: Clearing the Route to Interoperability white paper. Certification Release 10 (CR10) provides support for functionality introduced in the NFC Forum’s Analog Technical Specification 2.0. CR10 ensures interoperability between an NFC device and the ISO/IEC 14443 and ISO/IEC 18092-based infrastructure and cards that are in use in many of the contactless transportation systems worldwide. The white paper complements the certification release by providing solutions to interoperability issues that affect the deployment and use of NFC-enabled smartphone eTicketing services in the contactless transportation systems. The white paper is free to download and was created with input from eight key transportation organizations including Public Transport Operators (PTO) and global standards bodies.


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