HJP Consulting’s GlobalTester Software is being used by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) to implement conformity tests for the new German ID card and associated reading devices.
Following successful use for ePassport conformity tests, the BSI will be using the GlobalTester platform to evaluate the test specifications for the new ID card. These are in accordance with TR 03105 Part 3.3.-3.4 and TR 03110 for ID card tests as well as TR 03105 Part 5.2; TR 03110 and TR 03119 for ID card reader tests.
“By working together with all accredited test laboratories and the industry, this will lead to a significant increase in the quality of the technical guidelines,” says HJP. “As part of the test laboratory accreditation process, the GlobalTester tools will also be approved for performing the formal conformity tests.”
According to HJP, since March 2010, accredited test laboratories and all relevant providers of EAC 2.0-compliant smart card applications have been using the test tool GT Prove ePA for testing layers six & seven. HJP says the test tool GT Prove ePA-R for testing all reading device variants (class S, B and K) including an ID card simulator for EAC 2.0 applications will be offered to the market from 1 July 2010 following approval by the BSI.
The GlobalTester is a test and diagnostics tool which is primarily used by governments, test laboratories and the industry for testing contactless smart card applications for official documents and their associated reading devices worldwide. It is based on the GT TestManager, which is freely available as an open source project at www.globaltester.org.