EMVCo Qualified Testing Solutions


Solution first to offer digital conformance testing under version 2.6a of the EMVCo standard for cards and mobiles in payment applications


30 August 2016, Montbonnot France – Today 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 is the first qualified for digital-level conformance verification of smart cards and mobiles used in payment applications under version 2.6a of the standard.

“Having the first EMVCo digital testing solution on the market to qualify under v.2.6a is both proof of the stability of our solution and KEOLABS’ investment in keeping pace with the latest payment technologies” explained Stéphane Jobard, Director of Validation Solution at KEOLABS.

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 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. Users of KEOLABS’ test benches for applications sectors that are based on ISO/IEC 14443 and NFC Forum, can easily transform their test benches for EMVCo testing by adding the KEOLABS’ EMVCo testing accessories and digital and/or analog test cases.

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 EMVCo 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.

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.

For more information, please contact Fabien Pollet:
Tel: +33 (0)6 72 18 82 58



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.

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