Montbonnot, France, 11 June 2012 - KEOLABS, a leading supplier of certification solutions for smart cards, has partnered with KaSYS Canada to reinforce sales and technical support for customers in North America.
KaSYS Canada complements KEOLABS' worldwide sales organization with a sales team dedicated to the American and Canadian markets. With extensive experience in application level testing for the smart card industry, KaSYS Canada offers promotional capabilities and complementary technical expertise to support users on the full range of KEOLABS test and certification tools.
Fueled by booming interest in Near Field Communications (NFC) for mobile phones and notably in ticketing and payment applications, KEOLABS is experiencing a corresponding increase in demand for the test and certification tools that ensure the reliability of this complex technology. "To meet this increased demand and address the concerns related to certification of payment applications, it is essential to have a partner capable of addressing both concerns. With their extensive experience in smart card and EMV testing, we are confident that KaSYS Canada will offer both excellent counsel and support for our North American customers," stated Benoit Hedou, Director of the Smart Card Test Platform acitvity at KEOLABS.
Established in Montreal (Quebec) since 2002, KaSYS Canada offers a unique expertise in electronic payment systems, transactional systems and EMV cards. Jean-Christophe Derré, KaSYS Canada’s General Manager, combines sophisticated technical skills and know-how with a strong business-oriented approach. "KaSYS Canada is proud to have concluded this partnership with KEOLABS, which, we believe, will be profitable for both companies. I expect the new collaboration will bring phenomenal growth for the two partners."
KEOLABS’ line of smart card tools includes hardware/software platforms to test contactless and contact smart cards used in applications such as access control, ticketing, identity and payment. This includes test tools for NFC technologies found in the latest mobile phones. The KEOLABS line includes ProxiSPY and ContactLAB protocol analyzers for diagnosing interoperability problems between cards, readers and components during development, manufacturing and deployment. KEOLABS ProxiLAB and ContactLAB tools provide signal emulation for component development, test and certification. For NFC mobile phones, KEOLABS tools provide all the features needed for complete visibility of wireless and wire communications and for concurrent testing of all the NFC related communication interfaces.
Thanks to its key partnerships, leading technology and certification expertise, KEOLABS is fields certification solutions for NFC enabled mobile phones that are just reaching the market. This new technology promises to revolutionize consumer use of the mobile phone in ticketing, payment and service delivery applications. However the technologies' complexity and the need for ensuring reliability of phones and applications is creating unprecedented demand for test tools from companies manufacturing and deploying NFC. "Our customers have enormous investments in NFC and other smart card technologies. Validating and certifying their technologies is key to ensuring that their products reach their market at the right time to capitalize on investments. To assist customers with test and certification issues, KEOLABS provides a worldwide network of expert distributors,” explained Fabien Pollet, Smart Card Account Manager for KEOLABS. "KaSYS Canada complements this network with service, knowledge and experience that KEOLABS' customers can trust."
KaSYS Canada (www.kasys.ca) offers its unique expertise in electronic payment systems, transactional systems and EMV cards, in Canada and the United States. Established in Montréal (Québec) since 2002, KaSYS Canada is recognized for the quality of its testing solutions and for the practical know-how of its consultants.
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KEOLABS is a leading provider of tools and services for testing microcontroller and secure component implementation. The company has two activities: Smart Card Validation and Microcontroller Tools.
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 ISO17025 accredited Certification Center offering test services to all stakeholders in the secure component sector for smart cards, handsets, ePassports, electronic driver’s licenses and card readers.
Tel.: +33 4 90 57 30 30