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COMPRION employee Andras Talas, who is also the responsible editor of the GlobalPlatform OMAPI Test Specification, was honored with the GlobalPlatform Star Award in the category “Going the extra mile.” Thanks to his efforts, this specification was ready in time to be referenced by the GSMA in the TS. 27 NFC Handset Testbook. Thus, it is integrated in the NFC Device Certification according to GCF and PTCRB.
The award was presented on November 14 during a ceremony of the GlobalPlatform All Member Meeting Session in Lisbon. Kevin Gillick, GlobalPatform Executive Director, stated: “Mr. Talas provided an outstanding effort as editor and contributor to adapt the OMAPI Test Specification with the latest OMAPI core specification. Since Google endorsed the OMAPI specifications in the latest Android release, this alignment has been critical. Mr. Talas managed the comment resolutions very efficiently to avoid losing time between the different review stages. His outstanding work should allow GSMA to reference the OMAPI Test Specification in the coming TS.27 release and as well as alignment between the development and the test of the OMAPI technology by the end of the year.”
According to the organization, the GlobalPlatform Star Awards were launched in 2004 to recognize and award individuals who have demonstrated exemplary membership participation throughout the year.
The OMAPI Core Specification defines an API level interface to an SE (Secure Element) application. It enables a mobile application such as a wallet to utilize the security provided by an SE application, for example, for PIN verification. It is an industry standard endorsed by the GSMA and EMVCo, and it is implemented in all NFC-enabled handsets and now part of the standard Android operating system. The Test Specification ensures compliance of the implementation and is used in the GlobalPlatform Device Compliance program as well as GCF and PTCRB device certifications.
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