Collis, a global competence centre for the design and testing of card transaction systems, is the latest company to join GlobalPlatform’s ranks.
Its membership of the smart card specifications body follows the November 2006 launch of the first phase of the GlobalPlatform Systems Compliance Test Suite for Profile and Scripting, which was developed by Collis.
Collis joins GlobalPlatform as an Observer Member, enabling the company to track the debates and activities of all GlobalPlatform technical committees. It will also participate in GlobalPlatform’s Advisory Council, which provides direct access for members to the organisation’s executive director and board of directors.
The first phase of the GlobalPlatform Systems Compliance Test Suite for Profile and Scripting includes test specifications, test scripts and a profile library.
According to GlobalPlatform: “This enables issuers and vendors of smart card management systems to quickly and thoroughly self-test the compliance of their systems to the GlobalPlatform Profile and Scripting Specifications. It will result in a faster and more efficient development process for card issuance systems, greater assurances of a system’s interoperability and will ultimately enable issuers to multi-source solutions from GlobalPlatform-compliant vendors.”