KEOLABS strengthens its partnership with FIME

KEOLABS and FIME, as leading providers of test tools and services, have decided to make the best of their complementarity by strengthening partnership to support payment testing including EMV® 3.0


25 July 2019, Montbonnot, FRANCE – KEOLABS, a leading provider of test tools for cards, mobiles and terminals, and FIME, a global leader in payments testing, announce today that they have extended the formal partnership agreement which enables FIME to distribute KEOLABS’ products to its customers.


KEOLABS’ offer unifies a complete range of tools for prototyping, validating and certifying technologies which includes smart cards and card readers for payments, and transport sectors. Specifically, this partnership allows FIME to distribute a full range of L1 testing equipment accredited by several standard organizations such as EMVCo and NFC Forum. Moreover, thanks to their global reach, FIME and KEOLABS are able to provide tailored onsite installation, configuration and support for its customers. This delivers end-to-end customer support, from test preparation and debugging through to final product certification. 


Not only will FIME provide KEOLABS tools to its customers, but FIME will also equip its accredited laboratories with the same equipment. This will ensure their clients that the tools used in their own laboratories during the development phase will be identical to the ones used in FIME’s accredited laboratories during official certifications. The analog and digital test tools aligned to test against EMVCo’s 3.0 specifications are just one example of this.


“FIME is already equipped with our tools for EMVCo, NFC Forum, CEN and ISO standards”, says Benoit Hedou, CEO at KEOLABS. “We have a common clear strategic vision with FIME, and we are convinced that this partnership is fundamentally beneficial to both our companies and to our customers”.


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

The EMV trademark is owned by EMVCo, LLC.


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- About FIME -

FIME is a leader in secure transaction testing, with more than 20 years of experience in managing risk, accelerating time to market and ensuring the quality and security of its customers’ payment and transport products and services.

FIME’s global reach combines with expert teams to give customers the tailored consultancy, solution engineering, automated test platforms and certification services they need throughout every stage of digital transformation projects.

Its experts collaborate with the entire ecosystem - from the payment networks and industry bodies, right through to vendors - enabling its customers to understand and overcome their technical and commercial challenges.

- About KEOLABS -

KEOLABS provides comprehensive tools 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 (EMVCo, NFC Forum, ICAO, CEN, ISO, etc.).