Barcelona, Spain (PRWEB) February 28, 2012
The MIFARE4Mobile Industry Group, which consists of leading players in the Near Field Communication (NFC) ecosystem including Ericsson, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, NXP Semiconductors, Oberthur Technologies, STMicroelectronics and ViVOtech, today announced a significant milestone in the adoption of MIFARE contactless technology on mobile devices. More than 500 public transport operators, system integrators, consultants and service providers have now downloaded the MIFARE4Mobile specification since its release, paving the way for upcoming launches of mobile ticketing solutions.
Near Field Communication (NFC) gained widespread global acceptance in 2011 as it adds convenience and additional uses to mobile devices. NFC-enabled handsets increasingly become mainstream products for consumers while contactless applications including payment, transit ticketing and access management continue to grow in popularity. The MIFARE4Mobile specifications act as glue between NFC and the MIFARE technology platform: they enable the realization and secure implementation of MIFARE-based contactless applications on mobile devices, meeting the expectations of end-users to leverage their smart phones for ticketing. The high level of interest and huge number of downloads is clearly indicating that the global industry is shifting gears in embracing this trend.
The MIFARE4Mobile specifications are available here: