Largest NFC expertise cluster in Europe launched
This competence center is already internationally recognized with an agreement between PMC and Wavefront, a Canadian cluster focusing on mobile applications, based in Vancouver, BC.
Based in Marseille, France, this center will integrate all stakeholders in the NFC value chain. It will integrate some demonstrations such as an automatic fare collection gate recognizing both NFC and barcodes, or NFC based geo-localization for highway security. The project is supported by the SCS cluster, which has just received government support for the creation of CEN@RFID, a national reference center on RFID technologies (cf. Smart Insights #08-23). The PACA Mobile Center has been set in charge of the coordination of the mobility field by the SCS Cluster.
SFR brings in its support for demonstrations as well as a set pf terminals and various equipments. The network operator will work with PMC and BabySmart on applets / cardlets certification processes.