FIME Launches Global TSM Test Tool to Support NFC Interoperability

FIME, the advanced secure chip testing and consultancy provider, has launched its global TSM test tool which it said will enable trusted service manager (TSM) vendors to efficiently validate the interoperability of their solution into the near field communications (NFC) ecosystem.

It will also allow mobile network operators (MNOs) and service providers (SP) to successfully facilitate and achieve their NFC rollout.

The tool and its comprehensive test libraries for MNOs TSMs and SP TSMs can be purchased as an off-the-shelf product. FIME experts can also provide consulting to support stakeholders throughout the global deployment.

“Currently all elements within the mobile ecosystem are tested, with the exception of the TSM,” said 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.

“FIME understands that the TSM is a key element of the overall ecosystem as it manages the application lifecycle as well as helping to connect numerous service providers with network operators in an aggregator function. [The] tool will help strengthen interoperability by having a common and agreed testing among the different stakeholders, and because key functionalities have already been tested, it will speed up the NFC rollout.”

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