Q-Card Distributes KEOLABS in USA

KEOLABS Signs Q-Card to Distribute Testing Solutions in US

American smart card testing pros boost promotion of KEOLABS’ EMVCo and NFC Forum validation solutions


28 October 2015 – KEOLABS, a leading provider of smart card and NFC testing solutions and services, announced closure of a deal with Q-Card to promote KEOLABS’ testing solutions in the United States. Q-Card, a leading North American test tool and testing service provider will collaborate on the promotion and support of KEOLABS’ solutions for validating smart cards, card readers and NFC mobiles for applications such as payments, identity and transportation. With an extensive smart card testing offering, Q-Card has the technical expertise to advise and support prospective customers for EMVCo, NFC Forum, ICAO and ISO/IEC 14443 testing tools.

KEOLABS enters this agreement with Q-Card to increase sales bandwidth and meet increasing demand that is resulting from deployment of EMVCo contactless payment solutions and NFC mobiles. "With our EMVCo and NFC Forum qualified testing solutions, we are well placed to benefit from growth in contactless and mobile payments in the US,” stated Michael Leplatois, KEOLABS’ President. “However, to capitalize on this opportunity KEOLABS needs expert partners like Q-Card to guide and advise prospective customers on testing requirements and solutions,” he added.

“KEOLABS’ tools and solutions are excellent complements to our own portfolio of products and services,” explained Joseph Stenglein, Q-Card’s President and COO. “We are confident this agreement will further establish both Q-Card and KEOLABS as trusted resources for EMV and NFC testing and position both companies as vital suppliers in the US market.”

KEOLABS' line of smart card testing tools includes hardware/software platforms to test contactless and contact implementations for applications like transportation ticketing, identity and payment. KEOLABS’ testing products include solutions for in-house conformance verification of Near Field Communications (NFC), EMVCo, ICAO and ISO/IEC 14443 implementations in smart cards, card readers and mobile phones. These solutions are complemented by a complete range of conformance verification services offered through KEOLABS’ Testing Laboratory.

For KEOLABS media information, please contact Fabien Pollet:
Mob:    +33 (0)6 72 18 82 58
Tel:      +33 (0)4 90 57 30 20

For Q-Card media information, please contact Jeff Myers:
Mob:   +01 570 971 5348
Tel.:    +01 570 286 7447


About Q-Card

Q-Card is one of the most trusted names in the payments and ID markets. The company has extensive expertise in chip cards, readers, magnetic heads and magstripe technologies used in a range of applications including ATM, point-of-sale, access control, transit and identity.

Q-Card products include magstripe analyzers, dynamic bending and torsion, peel and module adhesion testers, various ISO, ANSI and CQM test fixtures, smartcard analyzers, chip and magstripe test cards, secondary reference cards and magnetic developers.

Q-Card is an ISO 17025 Accredited laboratory. Our services include third party card, mobile and ticket testing, card reader testing, product development and onsite consulting for the payments and ID markets. We specifically perform card durability, EMV, ISO, ANSI, AMMVA, CQM and FIPS testing.

Q-Card Web Site: www.q-card.com



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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