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ETSI General Assembly reelects Dirk Weiler as Board Chairman

At their 70th General Assembly held on 28-29 November 2017, ETSI members selected a new Board and reelected Dirk Weiler of Nokia as Chairman of the ETSI Board.
Dirk has held various ETSI leadership positions during the last decade. He has chaired the ETSI IPR Special Committee since 2008 and has been Chairman of the Board since 2014. Dirk served as the Chairman of the ETSI General Assembly from 2010 to 2014.

OSPT Alliance has launched a System Integration Sub-Working Group to create a dedicated CIPURSE Specification and guidelines for terminals and readers. The work will enable any terminal, or a reader implementing application logic, to communicate and seamlessly interoperate with any CIPURSE-based card or account using the common language of CIPURSE.

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Eurosmart welcomes the adoption of a new European cybersecurity package, which includes a security certification and labelling framework. Given the proliferation of massive cyberattacks, such as Mirai in November 2016, WannaCry in May 2017, and Petya second wave in June 2017, a European Policy is needed in order to strengthen the Digital Agenda in Europe and the European Single Market both for consumers and the industry.

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ETSI welcomes the recognition by the White House of our participation in an international group developing a Smart City Framework. The announcement comes on the opening of the Smart Cities Week event in Washington D.C. The group, composed of NIST, ANSI, the U.S. Green Building Council, the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning, the Italian Energy and Innovation Agency, ETSI and the FIWARE Foundation, is developing a consensus framework for Smart City architectures, building upon existing standards and specifications. The objective is to develop a common white paper on consensus principles for Smart City architectures, derived from comparative analyses of existing concepts and their mapping to smart city deployments.

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On 5th July 2016, the European Commission signed in Strasbourg the contract for a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) ASBL for a strategic alliance in cybersecurity. Eurosmart is proud to be a founding member of ECSO and its members are actively involved in developing innovative and trusted cybersecurity solutions, products and services in Europe.

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The NFC Forum announced at 30th June the publication of a definitive white paper focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Near Field Communication (NFC) in the smart home. Titled Simplifying IoT: Connecting, Commissioning, and Controlling with Near Field Communication - NFC Makes the Smart Home a Reality, the white paper outlines the future of IoT devices in the smart home and how NFC will help developers and manufacturers bring the benefits of IoT to where we live, work, and play. It is available for download at no charge.

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Comprion has developed a new testing API, a programming interface that allows developers to write their own test cases in the contactless environment (NFC Forum, EMVCo, ISO/IEC 18092, ISO/IEC 14443).
As the API offers the opportunity to implement user-defined scenarios in a lab environment, it is of high value for everyone involved in the development of contactless devices and applications. Product Manager Ralph Kamp explains, “Device and chipset manufacturers, for example, are interested in testing beyond what’s demanded by the different contactless standards. They want to test their devices at the limits and indicate and solve possible field problems before launch.” Furthermore, the Contactless Testing API is also a useful tool for manufacturers of contactless tags and readers, application developers, and test labs.

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