Salon-de-Provence, FRANCE - December 19, 2013 – KEOLABS announced today the re-accreditation of the Certification Center (formerly Soliatis Lab) as a smart card conformance testing laboratory under the ISO/IEC 17025 standard by the COFRAC. This renewal validates KEOLABS' certification services for e-driving licenses under French, European Union and international ISO/IEC 18013-4 standards. It also re-accredits a range of certification services covering contactless smart objects under the ISO/IEC 10373-6 and ICAO standards.
KEOLABS’ Certification Center offers smart object conformance testing services to customers worldwide. The laboratory was first accredited in 2009 as Soliatis Lab. Since then, it has continuously grown the scope of its capabilities and credentials to cover smart card and reader conformance testing under a range of functional and application standards.
"This latest re-accreditation allows us to extend our conformance testing services to electronic driving licenses. These services cover the relevant International, European and French standards including ISO/IEC 18013-4 and the ANTS test methods," explained Denis Manceau, KEOLABS Certification Center Manager. These services are pertinent to component and card producers who are supplying the growing number of countries that are currently deploying electronic driving licenses.
The COFRAC re-accreditation covers ISO/IEC 14443 smart cards conformance testing at all levels of implementation under the ISO/IEC 10373-6 standard, which is common to their use in a wide range of applications including identity, fare collection and payments. It also covers conformance testing under the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standard for electronic passports.
About Testing Standards & Organizations
ISO/IEC 17025 is the international standard for validating certification laboratories in regards to the reliability of their test results. The COFRAC accreditation process is an annual audit of test method implementation and processes used in the certification laboratory. The COFRAC is the sole organization responsible for evaluating and accrediting certification laboratories in France. COFRAC is a member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) arrangement, which guarantees an international recognition of the accreditations made by the COFRAC. Complete information about the scope of the accreditation of KEOLABS (accreditation No. 1-2468) is provided at www.cofrac.fr.
The Agence Nationale des Titres Sécurisé (ANTS) is a public administrative agency under the direction of the French Ministry of the Interior. Created by decree on the 22 of February, 2007, the agency responds to the needs of French administration for secure documents including: vehicle registration certificates, biometric passports, driving licenses, national identity cards and electronic resident identification cards. These documents are issued by the State and are subject to editing and security controls. Further information is provided at www.ants.interieur.gouv.fr.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) establishes standards ensuring the interoperability and security of identification documents. These standards include application, digital, analog and durability characteristics. They are based on ISO/IEC 14443 technology standards, which cover contactless communications. Further information is provided at www.icao.int.
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 verifying and certifying smart cards and related technologies in accordance with industry standards. KEOLABS participates in all major certification processes for the secure ticketing, 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. The Certification Center, KEOLABS’ service branch, includes the ISO/IEC 17025 accredited testing laboratory, which offers conformance testing 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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