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GlobalPlatform Welcomes RFI Global Services to its Membership

22 June 2009 – RFI Global Services (RFI), a leading provider of testing and consultancy services with a particular focus on cellular, wireless and smart card technologies, has joined GlobalPlatform. The company has become a member of the international specification body for smart card infrastructure to stay abreast of the latest advancements in mobile payment technology.

Having supported a range of worldwide implementations based on GlobalPlatform Specifications, RFI looks forward to monitoring the work of the technical committees and debating the latest issues and trends through GlobalPlatform’s Advisory Council meetings. Joining as an Observer Member, RFI will also have the opportunity to influence the direction of, and participate in Mobile Task Force initiatives.

Jean-Luc Khaou , General Manager Smart Cards at RFI Global Services, comments: “RFI’s membership of GlobalPlatform is another milestone in our vision to excel in this industry. As a well-recognized and experienced evaluation laboratory in both payments and cellular mobile testing, we believe we can bring new market insight to the group. We look forward to contributing to current and future discussions surrounding the challenges associated with card and device testing for the mobile payment industry.”

Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, adds: “Boasting impressive industry accreditations and extensive experience in advising on and testing GlobalPlatform-based technologies, we are delighted to welcome RFI as GlobalPlatform’s newest member. We look forward to supporting its development in the industry as well as benefiting from its contribution to our ongoing initiatives to simplify and accelerate the adoption of interoperable smart card technology.”

For further details on different membership opportunities at GlobalPlatform visit: https://globalplatform.wpengine.com/membershiplevels.asp.

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*2009 is the 10th anniversary of GlobalPlatform - to learn more about its achievements click here*

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. www.globalplatform.org

About RFI Global Services

RFI Global Services is a trusted provider of testing and consultancy services to the global technology market. RFI also supplies software and hardware engineering via the OmniPass test automation and management products. RFI expertise covers cellular, wireless and smart card technologies, with particular emphasis on convergent products. With over 20 years of experience and a global presence, RFI has built a reputation for the quality of its service, the expertise of its staff, and the ability to deliver in demanding timescales. www.rfi-global.com

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