FIME becomes largest global network of EMVCo accredited laboratories

Vincent Poty - VP, Test & Certification, FIME

Six test centers now support terminal and mPOS manufacturers globally with EMVCo Level 1 testing 

FIME today announces that, with the addition of four new accreditations, six of its laboratories around the world are approved by EMVCo to perform Level 1 tests according to EMV® Type Approval – Contactless Terminal Level 1 version 2.6b on contactless payment terminals and mobile point of sale (mPOS) devices. These laboratories, situated in Canada, Japan, Korea and the U.S. join FIME’s French and Taiwanese laboratories to become the largest global network of EMVCo accredited test centers, offering FIME customers unrivaled test capacity.

These six test laboratories are accredited to perform Level 1 proximity coupling device (PCD) analog and digital testing as part of the formal approval process for contactless terminal and mPOS manufacturers’ products. This process confirms that the communication between the terminal and a contactless card, or near field communication (NFC)-enabled smartphone, is in line with EMVCo’s EMV Specification requirements.

“In a rapidly evolving market where contactless adoption is growing and mPOS technology is developing, hardware manufacturers need to develop and launch products as quickly and efficiently as possible,” comments Vincent Poty, Vice President – Test & Certification at FIME. “We have supported customers with these testing services for many years from our European and Asian operations, and this expansion gives manufacturers around the world greater local access to the support and expertise they need, ultimately reducing product time to market.”

To find out more about how FIME can support your projects, contact your local office.

EMV® is a registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries and an unregistered trademark elsewhere. The EMV trademark is owned by EMVCo.

FIME offers comprehensive consulting services, technical training, technology design, test tools and certification testing across the financial services, telecom, transit and identity sectors. Its experts support projects from start to finish, resolving the technical challenges its customers face when implementing a complete portfolio of specifications, standards and multi-brand industry requirements.

FIME speaks the language of its customers and uses its 20+ years of experience to ensure that card and mobile transactions services are implemented efficiently and successfully. It supports a range of technologies including contact, contactless, EMV chip, near field communication (NFC), host card emulation (HCE), tokenization, secure element (SE), machine to machine (M2M), internet of things (IoT) and trusted execution environment (TEE).

Partnering with the international and national payment schemes, and industry bodies, FIME ensures its multi-brand offering is always aligned with the latest market requirements.