Barnes and FIME’s card personalisation test tool receives MasterCard qualification

MasterCard qualification

The card personalisation validation (CPV) test tool co-developed by Barnes and FIME has been qualified by MasterCard Worldwide to meet its latest CPV requirements version 6.2 (2013).

The test tool helps issuers to reduce product time to market by enabling pre-certification of MasterCard and MasterCard PayPass cards.  Banks, card manufacturers and personalisation bureaus can purchase the tool to test a product’s adherence to MasterCard standards prior to applying for the formal CPV service.

MasterCard qualification tests confirmed that the tool collectively incorporates the personalisation functionality and security requirements outlined by the payment system in June 2013. This includes support of M/Chip Advance version 1.1 and Mobile MasterCard PayPass M/Chip 4 version 1.0 products as well as specific CPV requirements for the United States market. The tool has also been enhanced to automatically perform tests on all card interfaces – magnetic stripe, contact and contactless – without manual intervention.

Christian Delporte, Head of Product Development, Global Chip and Contactless Solutions, comments: “We are pleased that partners such as Barnes and FIME continue to efficiently advance their test tools to meet evolving industry requirements and our latest specifications. Such tools allow market participants to undertake ongoing testing throughout the product development and effectively prepare the solution for final MasterCard CPV certification. This accelerates the launch of new products by eliminating costly and time consuming issues arising at the final certification stage.”

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