KEOLABS enters payment terminal validation with EMVCo PCD Level 1 qualification

KEOLABS just received the EMVCo PCD Level 1 Qualification letter for its contactless terminal test tool, which completes its existing set of qualifications allowing KEOLABS to have a full offer for all players in the secure transactions industry.

20 February 2017, Montbonnot, FRANCE – Payment terminal vendors are now able to get their developments EMVCo-qualified with KEOLABS’ test tools as the company has just obtained the EMVCo Qualification for its PCD (Proximity Coupling Device) test tool. EMVCo Qualification for PCD Level 1 Protocol Digital Test covers all the digital aspects of the EMVCo standards such as the exchange protocol.

With the increasing variety in payment instruments form factors, multiple types of payment terminals including classical POS terminals, mPOS, vending machines, embedded readers and more globally any device that interacts with an EMV® payment card or a payment application is concerned by the PCD  qualification.

“Now, with the EMVCo PCD Level 1 Qualification, we are able to provide our test tools to the whole payment ecosystem from card developers to terminal vendors,” said Stéphane Jobard, KEOLABS’ Director of Validation Solutions.

KEOLABS tool for PCD contactless Level 1 digital validation includes a combination of hardware and software that makes testing contactless payment terminals easy and efficient. KEOLABS tool includes:

  • A set of EMV-Test Equipment, including EMV-Test PCD and EMV-Test PICC (Proximity Integrated Circuit Card),
  • ProxiLAB emulator, in charge of smart card emulation,
  • And the EMVCo PCD Level 1 Digital test suite.

SCRIPTISTM test environment ensures the whole test scenario is run smoothly and efficiently. SCRIPTISTM executes the test suite, analyzes results and generates reports. SCRIPTISTM has been developed as an open tool allowing users to write and modify test scripts. Thanks to their modular architecture, KEOLABS test tools can be used by terminal developers for characterization and by test laboratories for certification.

In related news, KEOLABS will be exhibiting at the Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona from February 27 to March 2, 2017. Do come and visit us in Hall 5 Booth 5B61.


KEOLABS provides comprehensive tools and services for testing smart card technology.

World-leading companies rely on KEOLABS’ complete range of testing tools to validate the conformity of their product based on smart card related contact and contactless technologies. To maintain its position at the cutting edge of testing technology, KEOLABS participates in all major international standards for payment, mobile, identity and transportation sectors (ISO, EMVCo, NFC Forum, ICAO, CEN, etc.).

The company also provides testing services through its ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory.


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