UL to offer functional certification of licensed MIFARE® Classic implementations from July 2nd
July 2013 by Emmanuelle Lamandé
UL announces that its MIFARE Test Center focused on the functional certification of MIFARE® product implementations will start operating two months earlier than expected.
UL is developing a MIFARE Test Center that will offer functional certification services for all current and future MIFARE product family members, including MIFARE Classic, MIFARE Plus® as well as MIFARE DESFire®.
These certification services were planned to be available from October 2013 onwards. However, to address the need in the market, UL is opening its MIFARE Test Center on the 2nd of July, offering MIFARE Classic certification. From the 1st of October, UL will offer MIFARE DESFire certification and soon after also MIFARE Plus certification.
The UL MIFARE Test Center will guarantee interoperability across 3rd party MIFARE implementations in an increasingly global multi-vendor environment. It will certainly help to avoid the potential occurrence of interoperability issues in the field at MIFARE installations in public transport, access management, event ticketing, loyalty and micropayments. More importantly, the certification will not cause any additional delay in the development time of MIFARE enabled products; on the contrary, it will speed up the time to market.