American smart card testing pros boost promotion of KEOLABS’ EMVCo and NFC Forum validation solutions
KEOLABS, a leading provider of smart card and NFC testing solutions and services, announced closure of a deal with Q-Card to promote KEOLABS’ testing solutions in the United States. Q-Card, a leading North American test tool and testing service provider will collaborate on the promotion and support of KEOLABS’ solutions for validating smart cards, card readers and NFC mobiles for applications such as payments, identity and transportation. With an extensive smart card testing offering, Q-Card has the technical expertise to advise and support prospective customers for EMVCo, NFC Forum, ICAO and ISO/IEC 14443 testing tools.
KEOLABS enters this agreement with Q-Card to increase sales bandwidth and meet increasing demand that is resulting from deployment of EMVCo contactless payment solutions and NFC mobiles. "With our EMVCo and NFC Forum qualified testing solutions, we are well placed to benefit from growth in contactless and mobile payments in the US,” stated Michael Leplatois, KEOLABS’ President. “However, to capitalize on this opportunity KEOLABS needs expert partners like Q-Card to guide and advise prospective customers on testing requirements and solutions,” he added.
“KEOLABS’ tools and solutions are excellent complements to our own portfolio of products and services,” explained Joseph Stenglein, Q-Card’s President and COO. “We are confident this agreement will further establish both Q-Card and KEOLABS as trusted resources for EMV and NFC testing and position both companies as vital suppliers in the US market.”
KEOLABS' line of smart card testing tools includes hardware/software platforms to test contactless and contact implementations for applications like transportation ticketing, identity and payment. KEOLABS’ testing products include solutions for in-house conformance verification of Near Field Communications (NFC), EMVCo, ICAO and ISO/IEC 14443 implementations in smart cards, card readers and mobile phones. These solutions are complemented by a complete range of conformance verification services offered through KEOLABS’ Testing Laboratory.