EMVCo Re-Qualifies KEOLABS' PICC Digital and Analog Testing Solutions for Contactless Cards and Mobiles

6 July 2016

KEOLABS, a leading provider of testing tools and services for NFC and smart objects, announced the EMVCo1 qualification of their PICC Level 1 Digital Testing Solution. The solution enables digital-level conformance verification of smart cards and mobiles used in payment applications under version 2.5a of the EMVCo standard. EMVCo is the global technical body that facilitates the worldwide interoperability and acceptance of secure payment transactions by managing and evolving the EMVCo Specifications and related testing processes.

“With this qualification, KEOLABS has maintained re-certification of our solutions for both digital and analog levels of the EMVCo standard” explained Michael Leplatois, President of KEOLABS. “This acheivement re-affirms our commitment to accompany customers with complete, qualified conformance testing solutions.”

The KEOLABS’ EMVCo PICC Level 1 Digital Testing Solution is based on a common, open KEOLABS’ platforms and software, which have proven their stability and versatility in contactless testing in other demanding application sectors such as NFC and identity. The solution is available to EMVCo accredited laboratories but also to end customers for product development and in-house validation prior to engaging in third-party conformance certification.

KEOLABS’ validation solutions ease the challenges of in-house testing by providing fully integrated hardware/software installations. KEOLABS also provides open access to testing scenarios (scripted in Python language) and testing results, so that the tests and results hold no mysteries for users. KEOLABS' EMVCo PICC Level 1 Digital and PICC Level 1 Analog Testing Solutions are based on the SCRIPTIS™ software environment and ProxiLAB communication emulator/analyzer. SCRIPTIS integrates a campaign manager, editor, result viewer and report generator in a single interface for greater efficiency in test bench configuration, test campaign management and results analysis.

KEOLABS’ validation solutions for contactless payment cards are a natural extension of KEOLABS’ testing solutions for smart cards (NFC Forum, ISO/IEC 14443 A/B, ICAO, CEN TS 16794, FeliCa, ISO/IEC 7816) and mobile phones (NFC Forum, SWP – HCI/HDLC). The solution also complements KEOLABS’ application-specific solutions for testing conformance to transportation ticketing (CIPURSE) standards.

EMVCo qualification does not under any circumstances include any endorsement or warranty regarding the functionality, quality or performance of any particular product or service. EMVCo does not warrant any products or services provided by third parties. EMVCo qualification does not under any circumstances include or imply any product warranties from EMVCo, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose, or non-infringement, all of which are expressly disclaimed by EMVCo. All rights and remedies regarding products and services which have received EMVCo qualification shall be provided by the party providing such products or services, and not by EMVCo.

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