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COMPRION Joins GlobalPlatform

20 May 2011 – COMPRION GmbH, a global leader in the manufacture of test equipment for smart card based interfaces, has become the latest member of GlobalPlatform. Its decision to join the association is part of the company’s commitment to the development of industry relevant and market driven test equipment.

COMPRION joins GlobalPlatform as a Participating Member, enabling it to contribute to all aspects of GlobalPlatform’s Card Committee, its chosen technical committee for on-going participation, where it will work to define neutral specifications for the deployment and management of multiple embedded applications on secure chip technology. The new member will also have the opportunity to take part in the association’s compliance program and, if successful, can become an accredited GlobalPlatform test tool provider. The program is central to satisfying the industry’s desire for interoperable applications that reside alongside each other on secure chips, by developing an open and evaluated compliance ecosystem of qualified products, test tool suppliers and test laboratories.

Andreas Bertling, Product Manager at COMPRION, comments: “We are delighted to become a member of GlobalPlatform. With sectors such as banking and telecoms merging through the development of near field communication (NFC) based applications including mobile payments, product interoperability is of utmost importance.  The role of GlobalPlatform and its compliance program is paramount in the development and implementation of interoperable technologies.”
Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, adds: “We are pleased to welcome COMPRION to the organization as GlobalPlatform recognizes that testing facilities and test tools are a key element in achieving and maintaining market compliance and interoperability. We look forward to COMPRION’s contribution to our compliance activities as well as its involvement in GlobalPlatform as a whole.”

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About GlobalPlatform
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.

The freely available specifications provide the foundation for market convergence and innovative new cross-sector partnerships.  The technology has been adopted globally across finance, mobile/telecom, government, healthcare, retail and transit sectors.   GlobalPlatform also supports an open compliance program ecosystem to ensure the long-term interoperability of secure chip technology.

As a member-driven association with cross-market representation from all world continents, GlobalPlatform membership is open to any organization operating within this landscape.  Its 60+ members contribute to technical committees and market-led task forces.


COMPRION GmbH is the global leading manufacturer of comprehensive standard test and measurement equipment
for smart card interfaces. COMPRION’s tools for ISO 7816, SWP/HCI, IC-USB and NFC testing are used by all top
smart card vendors, smart card issuers and terminal manufacturers. As an active member in standardisation and
regulation organisations such as ETSI, NFC Forum, 3GPP, GCF, PTCRB, CCF, SIMalliance and now Global Platform COMPRION provides reliable conformance test equipment for improving the quality and compliance between Smart Cards and mobile devices.

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Matthias Krampe
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Phone: +49-5251-699 86 69
Fax: +49-5251-699 86 99
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