Tuesday, 08 June 2010 10:04
GlobalPlatform launches IP connectivity taskforce
GlobalPlatform, the international specification body for smart card infrastructure, has launched an IP Connectivity Task Force.
GP says the taskforce was created in response to the increasing demand for personal and consumer IP technology, and adds that it will work to ensure that GlobalPlatform’s Specifications and Configurations support and drive the future integration of smart card technology with the IP landscape.
The new task force will bring GlobalPlatform members together to discuss new business requirements for network-capable objects, and identify how GP technology can progress to meet these advancements. GlobalPlatform’s Technical Committees will aim to align the association’s offering with the vision of the task force, and help enable technology developers to capitalize on the smart card’s ability to connect with IP-based infrastructures, also known as the ‘Internet of Things’.
Sebastian Hans, a member of the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors, has been appointed chair of the IP Connectivity Task Force. He commented: “The internet is a vital tool in delivering exciting and interactive services to end-users, and it is critical that GlobalPlatform’s Specifications can interact and support its evolution.”