Solution enables conformance testing for cards and mobiles in payment applications
12 October 2015 – Today KEOLABS, a leading provider of testing tools and services for NFC and smart objects, announced the EMVCo qualification of their analog-level testing solution for validating smart cards and mobiles that will be used in payment applications. 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.
The KEOLABS’ EMVCo PICC Level 1 Analog Testing Solution is based on a common, open KEOLABS’ test bench, which has proven its stability and versatility in contactless testing in other demanding application sectors such as NFC and identity. The test bench 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. Users of KEOLABS’ test benches for applications sectors that are based on ISO/IEC 10373-6 (eMRTD and CEN TS 16794) and NFC Forum, can easily transform their test benches for EMVCo testing by adding the KEOLABS’ EMVCo testing accessories and test suites.
“This introduction marks an important step in achieving our overall strategy” explained Michael Leplatois, President of KEOLABS. “That strategy is to complete our end-to-end tool and service offer to cover all major sectors of the contactless market: payment, NFC, identity and transportation. This allows our customers to optimize their tool investment with a KEOLABS’ solution that adapts to divers standards and requirements.”
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 Analog Testing Solution is based on the SCRIPTIS™ software environment and ProxiLAB communication emulator/analyzer, the capabilities of which are specifically tailored to smart card and EMVCo testing needs. SCRIPTIS integrates 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, Mifare) standards.
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KEOLABS is a leading provider of tools and services for testing microcontroller and secure component implementation.
KEOLABS Smart Card Validation activity provides an end-to-end product and service offer for validating and certifying smart cards and related technologies in accordance with industry standards. KEOLABS participates in all major certification processes for the secure transaction and identity sectors. The company offers a comprehensive range of solutions for validation of all layers of contact and contactless secure components from the electrical to the digital and application layers.
KEOLABS service branch includes the ISO/IEC 17025 accredited Testing Laboratory (Accreditation Cofrac n°1-2468, Testing. A list of locations and scope are available on www.cofrac.fr) offering services to all stakeholders in the secure component sector for smart cards, handsets, ePassports, electronic driver's licenses and card readers.