7 layers has joined the Near Field Communication (NFC) Forum, a non-profit industry association advancing the use of NFC technology, as an Associate Member. The NFC Forum is a global standards development and advocacy group dedicated to advancing near field communication technology, educating the public about its benefits, and furthering its implementation around the world.

7 layers is involved in the improvement of requirements capturing and development processes of telecommunications products and has years of experience with test and certification processes for all modern wireless technologies. Based on these activities the company expects to make a strong contribution to the Compliance Program Group and the Testing Working Group.

The Forum’s corporate members include both product and services firms: Companies from the mobile communications, consumer electronics, chip manufacturing, computing, media and entertainment, telecom and payment services sectors. The Forum carries out its work primarily through focused working groups of members covering its various areas of interest, and it promotes the adoption of NFC through open specification development, interoperability testing and compliance facilities, and by publicizing the value of NFC-enabled products and services.

“7 layers is pleased to join other industry leaders in the NFC Forum to further develop the acceptance of NFC technology,” said Hans-Juergen Meckelburg, president of the 7 layers Group. “NFC technology has the potential to cross all geographic and physical barriers, and an open consortium is the best way to ensure true interoperability among devices and services, as well as implementing a dynamic environment for creating unique services for companies in all sectors.”