FIME America has become the first laboratory to achieve test bench qualification for EMVCo Contactless Card Level 1 in North America, authorising the advanced testing provider to offer contactless card level 1 testing services for EMVCo members. The laboratory will service the needs of the US market, as well as customers based in Canada and Latin America.
EMVCo is the EMV standard body for credit and debit payment cards based on chip card technology. It has an established certification program to confirm products meet the requirements outlined in the EMV Specifications. This promotes increased levels of confidence that EMV products will perform as intended and ensure interoperability between payment devices.
“With EMV Contactless being mandated by major payment schemes and the U.S. working towards its EMV migration deadlines, it is vital that on-the-ground EMV testing and certification can be offered,” explains Xavier Giandominici, Director at FIME America. “We are delighted to now have an EMVCo qualified test bench and to be able to offer these services on-site in Montreal, allowing us to meet the ever-growing demand from regionally-based customers. We believe that this investment will increase capacity and ensure shorter-testing cycles.”
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