Clear2Pay launches validated M/Chip Advance Test Solution

Brussels - 17 October 2013

Clear2Pay, the international technology provider of next generation payment solutions for financial institutions, today announces that its M/Chip Advance Test Solution has been analysed and validated by FIME, a renowned EMVCo and MasterCard accredited test laboratory. The Test Suite enables card vendors to save time and money when developing and validating the newest generation of MasterCard payment cards.

M/Chip Advance is MasterCard’s latest EMV-based payment platform for traditional debit, credit and prepaid cards facilitating the deployment of contactless applications and enabling applications such as transit and loyalty. Prior to rolling out M/Chip Advance cards, vendors require certification by a MasterCard accredited test laboratory to ensure that their cards are compliant to MasterCard’s M/Chip Advance specifications.

Clear2Pay’s M/Chip Advance Test Solution was rigorously analysed on FIME’s test bench and met every requirement of the validation test plan. The Test Suite includes about 2500 pre-defined, automated test cases split into two test libraries: payment and data storage. It can be used as a benchmark tool during the product’s development phase and facilitates a fast and cost-efficient approval by recognised test laboratories.

Pascal Le Ray, General Manager at FIME, comments: “We’re pleased to confirm that Clear2Pay’s test solution implements the latest mandatory M/Chip Advance requirements. The solution will be of value to card vendors as it encourages an efficient and successful approval process by ensuring the card product is test-ready before being submitted for formal MasterCard certification.”

Marie Costers, General Manager of Clear2Pay’s Open Test Solutions, adds: “With value-added payments thriving and EMV migrations at an all-time high, we’re delighted to be able to offer card vendors this unique facility. In this fast-paced environment, a rapid time to market is more important than ever. Clear2Pay’s solution gives our customers the edge they need, allowing them to approach the mandatory certification process with confidence.”

Come and experience the M/Chip Advance Test Tool showcase at the Cartes Trade Show from 19 to 21 November in Paris. Clear2Pay booth: 3E018.

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