FIME opens U.S. office

Offering NFC support

FIME America has expanded its regional network with the opening of an office in San Francisco, California. As the U.S. EMV migration deadline gets closer and the deployment of secure mobile services gathers momentum, the new location will provide U.S. payments and NFC stakeholders with local access to FIME’s global secure-chip testing and certification expertise. 

The firm has launched a San Francisco operation to be in close proximity to its growing customers based in the region. FIME will offer consultancy services to assist market participants in developing sustainable secure chip technology implementations, as well as guide parties through the testing and product certification stages. The office will initially offer EMV contactless testing services so that regional stakeholders can confirm that their NFC products perform as intended in the marketplace.   

“It is an exciting time for the U.S. payments market as it implements a secure chip infrastructure,” says Xavier Giandominici, Director at FIME. “This not only sees the country migrate to the global EMV payment standard, but also benefit from the endless opportunities this framework presents in terms of NFC technology functionality and the delivery of secure mobile services. To ensure optimum return on investment U.S. payments, NFC and mobile communities should acknowledge future requirements now so that they can implement long-term strategies that are flexible to changing market needs.”

FIME America has already played a role in the Canadian EMV migration and is currently supporting the certification requirements of the country’s mobile services ecosystem. FIME America teams are also playing a major role in supporting Latin America’s continuous effort towards full EMV migration, with its engineers supporting ATM networks in their effort to meet the liability shift mandate.

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