Useful Links

www.nfc-forum.org The Near Field Communication Forum was formed to advance the use of Near Field Communication technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services, and educating the market about NFC technology. Manufacturers, applications developers, financial services institutions, and more all work together to promote the use of NFC technology in consumer electronics, mobile devices, and PCs.
www.nfcworld.com Near Field Communications World is an international NFC business news source that offers news, views, contributed features, profiles, white papers and more.
www.nfctimes.com A source for news, analysis and commentary on Near Field Communication and all contactless technology.
www.calypsonet-asso.org Calypso is the electronic ticketing standard which defines the secured dialogue between cards and terminal. It was developed by a group of European partners from the cities of Brussels in Belgium, Lisbon in Portugal, Konstanz in Germany, Paris in France and Venice in Italy.
www.globalplatform.org GlobalPlatform is a cross industry, not-for-profit association which identifies, develops and publishes specifications which facilitate the secure and interoperable deployment and management of multiple embedded applications on secure chip technology. Its proven technical specifications are regarded as the international industry standard for building a trusted end-to-end solution which serves multiple actors and supports several business models.
www.emvco.com EMVCo, owned by American Express, JCB, MasterCard and Visa, manages, maintains and enhances the EMV® Integrated Circuit Card Specifications to ensure global interoperability of chip-based payment cards with acceptance devices including point of sale terminals and ATMs.
www.simalliance.org A non-profit trade association, the SIMalliance is working in partnership with members and the wider mobile community to anticipate and address the security, identity and mobility challenges of an increasingly converged internet.
www.gsmworld.com The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organizations.