FIME takes Smartspy+ solution to market

Transaction testing and certification specialist FIME has confirmed the launch of its new Smartspy+ solution, which will support the adoption of contact and contactless transaction technologies for payments, transport and access control.

The Smartspy+ solution will offer enhanced portability and performance, giving product developers and system integrators the ability to check, debug and validate their products remotely.

The service accelerates ‘time-to-market’ for smart cards, NFC tags, ePassports, mobile devices and readers by identifying interoperability issues quickly and easily.

“Smartspy+ is the best contact and contactless spy solution ever conceived by FIME,” commented Raphaël Guilley, VP Solutions at FIME. 

“The world is going contactless. Everyone’s aware of contactless cards and mobile payments, but this technology has far wider applications. Many top automotive manufacturers are working on mobile digital car key pilots and access control is increasingly adopting contactless cards and smartphones. These products need to communicate swiftly, precisely and in an interoperable way.

“Quick and simple debug testing is essential to fast-track the product development process. This upgrade gives our customers the tool they need to ensure their product is ready to succeed.”

 Stephane Ardiley, Identiv, Director Product Management, added: “Identiv has been using FIME’s Smartspy Contact and Contactless tools for a number of years, and with the new Smartspy+ our product development process just got considerably more efficient

“The device makes it much easier to develop and test the protocol communication between our smart card readers and cards. In highly competitive markets where compliance with ISO/IEC standards is a must, the advanced Smartspy+ reduces our development process, as well as qualification cycles, for any new product we launch to the market.”