Monday May 03, 2010
Monday Feb 15, 2010
By Sebastian Hans on Feb 15, 2010
After long time (more then a year I think) GP will finally publish "GlobalPlatform Card Contactless Services Card Specification v 2.2 - Amendment C1.0" a spec that describes how to deploy and manage contactless card application and their configuration parameters for different types of RF technologies on one card platform. The development of this spec was triggered by the development of the NFC specs that build an umbrella specification for the different contactless technologies in the smart card world. In the near future, most likely phones with NFC chips will be displayed this week at the MWC (mobiel world congress) in Barcelona, NFC chips will support several different contactless technologies, so far a contactless cards supported only one technology (and most of them are single application cards). So in the next generation of phones where the NFC modem is connected to a secure chip (like a SIM card) it is necessary to manage all the different settings and configuration parameters for the different contactless applications and that's the role of the Amendment C. One of the biggest headaches in developing Amendment C was also to take support all the existing legacy applications and infrastructures out there. Let's see how this works out.
Sunday Jan 25, 2009
By Sebastian Hans on Jan 25, 2009
Adoption in standards and adoption of standards or specs by other standards is one of the most important things in the smart card or Java Card world. Therefore it is good news that ETSI SCP (the guys developing the standards for SIM cards) have agreed to reference the latest specifications from GlobalPlatform (the guys developing the specs for the management of cards and card applications), version 2.2 and the "UICC configuration".
Everything about Java Card, SIM cards and GlobalPlatform.
- GSMA starts a new initiative to develop an embedded SIM
- all 3GPP specs are referencing Java Card 3.0.1 Classic
- Contactless API for Java Card(TM) for the UICC platform approved by ETSI SCP
- European project IFM select Java Card as interop platform
- A SIM card with it's onw WLAN interface
- GlobalPlatform works on IP connectivity for smartcards
- A new blog about smartcards
- Finally it's done Amendment C will be published
- Steak Frites@Cartes
- NFC services on the SIM, it's coming together