Tieto and Inside Secure bring NFC to MeeGo

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(Virtual Press Office) - Tieto, the leading IT service company in Northern Europe, together with INSIDE Secure, a leader in semiconductor solutions for secure transactions and digital identity, demonstrate support for INSIDE Secure’s NFC on MeeGo at World Mobile Congress 2011 in Barcelona. The solution combines Tieto’s MeeGo, Qt Quick and NFC expertise with INSIDE Secure’s Open NFC protocol stack and MicroRead NFC technology.

To illustrate the end to end functionality, visitors will be able to try their luck by taking part in a NFC-enabled lottery, where they can interact with a Qt Quick application running on MeeGo 1.1 on top of an IGEPv2 ARM board connected to a NFC MicroRead evaluation board.

This collaboration between Tieto and INSIDE Secure is a first step towards having a fully functional Qt Mobility NFC back end for MeeGo which would be contributed to the community, enabling both developers and OEMs alike to fully benefit of NFC on their Meego devices and applications.

“Tieto is a key enabler for NFC, not only in devices but also on services for multiple industries such as banking, media, transport and operators thanks to our broad customer portfolio as well as technology leadership. Our unique position benefits our customer’s NFC strategy execution by combining our device and industry specific offerings in a seamless package,“ says Mika Yletyinen, head of connected devices at Tieto, and continues: “We are committed to the advancement of the MeeGo ecosystem and truly excited to work together with our partners towards open innovation with concrete examples such as this.”

“Open NFC is an ideal solution for bringing a consistent NFC API to the MeeGo OS across all hardware platforms, and for providing OEMs and ODMs with lower development costs, greater flexibility and faster time to market,” says Remy de Tonnac, chief executive officer for INSIDE Secure. “We fully support Tieto in their efforts to bring NFC to the open-source MeeGo OS, and look forward to working with them to bring the benefits of Open NFC to the MeGoo ecosystem.”

Visit Tieto stand F25 in Hall1 to the demo, try your luck in our NFC powered lottery, and meet with our experts!

More information about Tieto demos in MWC http://www.tieto.com/mwc and Tieto’s MWC blog at http://www.tieto.com/mwcblog
Learn more about open NFC at http://www.open-nfc.org

For more information, please, contact:

Mikel Echegoyen, Business Development Director, Tieto Corporation
mikel.echegoyen@tieto.com , phone +358 40 740 5479

Maria Forss, Director, Industry Analyst and Media Relations, Tieto Corporation
maria.forss@tieto.com, phone: +358 40 754 7345

Inside Secure:
Andre Ponton, Vice-President, NFC Business Line
aponton@insidefr.com , phone +33 6 08 36 53 72

Geraldine Sauniere, Marcom Director
Phone +33 (0) 4 42 39 33 01

About Tieto
Tieto is the leading IT service company in Northern Europe providing IT and product engineering services. Our highly specialized IT solutions and services complemented by a strong technology platform create tangible business benefits for our local and global customers. As a trusted transformation partner, we are close to our customers and understand their unique needs. With more than 17 000 experts, we aim to become a leading service integrator creating the best service experience in IT. http://www.tieto.com

About INSIDE Secure
INSIDE’s secure semiconductor products power smart cards, mobile devices, acceptance devices and infrastructure systems. The company’s expertise in microcontroller architectures, security, RF/analog design, and vertical market requirements places the company in the forefront of secure contactless, contact, embedded and NFC technologies. INSIDE's innovation, collaboration with customers and commitment to open standards have earned it a leadership position in markets worldwide. INSIDE is headquartered in Aix-en-Provence, France, with offices in Europe, Asia and Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit http://www.insidesecure.com.
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