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GlobalPlatform Brings Card Specifications Training Session to North America

12 June 2009 - To educate the US market on the benefits of open and interoperable specifications for smart card deployments, GlobalPlatform will host a one day card specifications technology training session in the Grand Hyatt Hotel, San FranciscoonWednesday 22 July.

Following the success of GlobalPlatform’s first card training session, which took place in Vienna, Europe earlier this year, a similar agenda will be delivered by GlobalPlatform’s Technical Director, Gil Bernabeu, to benefit delegates from the US smart card market. Delegates will receive an overview of the organization’s suite of specifications, thorough training on ‘core’ card specifications and an insight into GlobalPlatform’s forthcoming technical releases.

One document that will be examined in detail is the GlobalPlatform UICC Configuration; a technical guide which outlines a common and neutral environment to facilitate the secure delivery over-the-air of new and creative mobile services to consumers. Delegates will learn how GlobalPlatform technology can support a diverse range of business models in various ecosystems and the endless number of commercial opportunities that can be achieved. In addition, the session will address GlobalPlatform’s forthcoming amendments to Card Specification v2.2, including Amendment C to support new requirements related to contactless and Near Field Communication technology such as end-user application selection.

Gil Bernabeu, Technical Director of GlobalPlatform, comments: “As markets continue to converge to deliver innovative and convenient services to end users, we feel the time is right to offer more detailed instruction on how to apply our card specifications and the value they can bring to multi-application, multi-actor and multi-business model smart card programs.  The aim of hosting these interactive sessions in different locations is to respond to global demand for a comprehensive working knowledge of GlobalPlatform’s royalty-free specifications. We look forward to rolling out our open training in North America in July and to welcoming both members and non-members to the sessions.”

The cost of the training session is US $995 for GlobalPlatform members, US $1,295 for Smart Card Alliance members and US $1,495 for non-members. A limited number of places are available. To view further information on GlobalPlatform’s open training session or to register your attendance, please visit:


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GlobalPlatform is the world leader in smart card infrastructure development. Its proven technical specifications for cards, devices and systems are regarded as the industry standard for achieving interoperable, sustainable and flexible smart card deployments that support multi-application, multi-actor and multi-business model implementations.

GlobalPlatform is a member driven association with cross-industry representation from all world continents. As of October 2008, an estimated 305.7 million GlobalPlatform-based smart cards had been deployed globally and an additional two billion mid range USIM/SIM cards worldwide are estimated to use GlobalPlatform card technology to enable over-the-air (OTA) application downloads for 3G and GSM mobile networks.

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