The tool will enable the NFC ecosystem to assess the conformance of TSM to latest specifications
Secure chip testing and consultancy provider, FIME, today announced the launch of its Global trusted service manager (TSM) test tool which will enable TSM vendors to validate the interoperability of their products into the near field communications (NFC) ecosystem. It will also assist mobile network operators and service providers in the roll out of NFC.
The Global TSM tool has been developed in line with GlobalPlatform's Messaging Specification for Management of Mobile-NFC Services, which outlines the exchange of messages for performing the delivery and management of mobile-NFC services.
The tool is also in line with GlobalPlatform's End-to-End Simplified Service Management Framework, which streamlines the service management process for faster implementations. The document specifies the workflows between the involved parties to ensure a seamless user experience, the overall architecture needed to provide clarity in the data flow and implementation, and the configurations for interoperability across interfaces and devices. Once the framework's accompanying test plan has been published, FIME will submit its tool to be officially qualified by GlobalPlatform. 'Currently all elements within the mobile ecosystem are tested, with the exception of the TSM,' commented Stephanie El Rhomri, FIME's NFC and payment vendors business line manager. 'The lack of validation of TSMs has led to significant fragmentation within the industry and has been one of the challenges that has slowed progress to widespread NFC deployment. FIME's Global TSM tool can be easily connected to TSM systems to automatically perform the tests required to identify any interoperability issues within the application deployment and lifecycle chain.'
The tool and its test libraries for mobile network operator TSMs and service provider TSMs is now available to purchase as an off-the-shelf product. FIME experts can also provide consulting to support stakeholders throughout the global deployment.