KEOLABS' Analog Testing Solution Receives EMVCo Qualification

Solution allows conformance testing under version 2.5a of EMVCo standard for cards and mobiles


EMVCo PICC Level 1 Analog Testing Solution from KEOLABS 2 June 2016 – Today KEOLABS, a leading provider of testing tools and services for NFC and smart objects, announced the EMVCo qualification1 of their analog-level testing solution for validating smart cards and mobiles 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.

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.

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“This qualification of our EMVCo testing solution under the latest version of the standard demonstrates our commitment to supporting our customers in the payment sector” explained Michael Leplatois, President of KEOLABS. “This is added proof that we can maintain our cap and deliver on our strategy to provide a complete end-to-end tool and service offer covering all major sectors of the contactless market: payment, NFC, identity and transportation.”

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) standards.

Note 1:
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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