Technological Park of Andalusia in Malaga, Spain, is the location of
the NFC Forumís 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.
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
Forum Plugfests promote interoperability of NFC Forum implementations
in a neutral and confidential environment.
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.
on-site interoperability testing meetings complement the NFC Forumís
Certification Program, and they constitute a very important
cornerstone for industry cooperation and development.
week, more than 20 member companies and over 50 engineers from various
countries are expected to participate in the NFC Forum Plugfest in
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
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 Forumís
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.
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."