Tech Mahindra launches NFC testing lab

Tech Mahindra, a specialist provider of connected solutions to the connected world, today announced the launch of its Near Field Communication (NFC) test lab in Bangalore, India.

The NFC Testing and Consulting capabilities in the lab will cater to the fast-growing needs of chipset manufacturers, OEMs, service providers, acquires and issuers from the banking industry.

The state-of-the-art ISO 17025 Accredited Lab, has 100 percent capability to meet the Wave1 test requirements as mandated by the NFC Forum. It also has the infrastructure to meet the upcoming Wave2 test requirements of the Forum.

According to a leading research company, with nearly 400 million NFC-enabled smartphones deployed worldwide, and growth projections nearing 1 billion handsets by 2016, we are reaching critical mass for large-scale application and infrastructure deployments. The Tech Mahindra NFC Testing Lab is also gearing to support the above demand and to also offer Payments Certification and Testing Solutions to the leading global banks.

Speaking on the occasion, Sirisha Voruganti, head, Device Testing, Tech Mahindra said, “The convergence of payments schemes on the smartphones from leading banks has caused a lot of interoperability and compliance issues in the network as well. With this test lab, we are geared to help the Chipset manufacturers, OEMs and Service Providers to reduce the failure rates to NIL in the field and hasten their market growth. Our Lab focuses on troubleshooting and consulting with global clients while providing cost-effective test solutions.”

Additionally, Tech Mahindra had also announced acquisition of lab assets and operations of the Type Approval Lab in Lund, Southern Sweden from Sony. It is now company’s flagship lab in Europe serving key customers and providing end-to-end test solutions to device manufacturers and Global Carriers.

Tech Mahindra already has 6 Test Labs located across the globe offering Operator Acceptance Test Schemes, Conformance Tests, Regulatory and R&D test support to its customers and the latest lab addition in Bangalore catering to the enterprise sector, further enhances the test market reach.

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