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With the rapid increase of new technologies and devices, testing will be more and more in the focus. But what are currently the hot topics and buzzwords in the testing area? For us the following topics are in the spotlight:

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Tag Certification

With the Certification Release (CR) 11 scheduled for September 2017, and the corresponding Test Release (TR) 11.0, the NFC Forum sets the stage for tag certification. In the past, an NFC Forum-certified device had to support all three modes: reader/writer mode, peer-to-peer mode, and card emulation mode. The new certification and test release changes this rule. Now, it is also possible to certify so-called NFC tag devices.

 

It’s All About a Great Customer Experience 

NFC tags are increasingly important and used in different NFC use cases such as event access control, activation of services and apps, like alarm clock or turn-by-turn navigation, or switching the smartphone to flight mode. These tags need to work together reliably with other NFC devices. If the communication fails, the user will lose trust in the technology and might not use the service again. This could create a bad image of service providers, device manufacturers, or integrators and might even reflect on their brands.

 

Tag Certification – Your Ticket to Get in

Leading smartphone manufacturers and service providers are requesting tag certification heavily to build up confidence in NFC technology. They expect that NFC tags are tested and certified according to the NFC Forum specifications. Thus, certification increases the chances for tag manufacturers that their implementations will be selected for trials, projects, and high scale rollouts.

Bringing Know-How & Expertise to Tag Certification

As an active member in the NFC Forum, COMPRION is actively contributing to the standardization work of NFC. Certification for tags has been a heartfelt wish for a long-time so we are glad that it is now becoming part of the NFC Forum compliance program. Certified tags will contribute to interoperability of the NFC ecosystem which is the pre-condition for a great user-experience and acceptance.

We at COMPRION have already implemented the tag certification tests coming with the NFC Forum TR 11.0 requirements. The validation of our tests will go hand-in-hand with the finalization of the standardization process. Once it is available, we will inform you immediately.

Countdown to Tag Certification

  • All TR11.0 requirements implemented
  • Validation on its way
  • Start of NFC Forum tag certification: September 19

 

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NFC Forum Tag Certification Testing with COMPRION

COMPRION Offer

  • NFC Forum tag test bench available for
    • Validated conformance test solution (based on UT³ Platform)
    • Pre-Conformance test tools (released soon)
  • NFC tag testing services, in case you do not have the resources to test on your own

NFC Forum Tag Certification: Available Test Benches

  • Analog and digital test cases for tag types 2, 3, 4A/B and 5 (NFC-V)
  • Tag performance test cases for tag types 2, 3, 4A/B and 5
    They include testing within the conformance operation volume and, in addition, testing within an extended operation volume that was defined explicitly for tag performance test cases.

Testing at Its Best: Why Choose COMPRION?

  • COMPRION tag test benches are validated right from the start
  • Quick and highly automated test execution
  • Robust and reliable systems for reproducible results
  • Easy debugging

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