Thursday, February 3, 2011

Toshiba Ships Near Field Communication (NFC) Module

Toshiba will start delivery of commercial User Identity Module (UIM) cards supporting near field communication (NFC) to KDDI Corporation. The newly developed UIM card equipped with CDMA2000 and GSM. It supports the European Telecommunications Standards Institute-Smart Card Platform (ETSI SCP), GSMA and GlobalPlatform (GP) standards. Toshiba's module is also compatible with GSMA's Pay-Buy-Mobile programme and meets the security level required for international payment applications.

Toshiba said it is now ready to mass produce UIM cards for the global market and is starting to promote UIM cards to MNO worldwide, including operators in Europe, the United States and Asia.

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