GlobalPlatform has qualified the test benches TS 102 694-2 (SWP) and ETSI TS 102 695-2 (HCI), which are now available for COMPRION's card test tools Spectro 2 and Spectro TP.
Network operators can demand GlobalPlatform certification from their card suppliers for quality reasons. Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, comments: "We are delighted that COMPRION has received GlobalPlatform qualification for its SWP/HCI card tests. The GlobalPlatform Compliance Program evaluates the functional behavior of a product against the requirements outlined by GlobalPlatform Configurations and associated specifications. This promotes market interoperability and ensures that products perform as expected once live in the field."
GlobalPlatform – an industry association of secure chip issuers, vendors, industry groups, public entities, and technology suppliers – develops and publishes specifications that promote the secure and interoperable deployment and management of multiple applications on secure chip technology.
SWP and HCI are protocols used for Near Field Communication (NFC) as the interface between the SIM card as the Secure Element and the Contactless Frontend (CLF) chip.