CEN/TS 16794-2 Testing Solutions for Public Transport

KEOLABS Lab Qualifies to Provide CEN TS 16794 Testing for PICC

Newly qualified services certify contactless cards and NFC mobiles for use as transport fare media


11 July 2016, Montbonnot France – KEOLABS, a leading provider of smart card and NFC testing solutions and services, announced the qualification of its Laboratory to conduct testing of CEN-TS 16794 conformity of contactless cards and NFC mobile phones. The European CEN-TS 16794 standard ensures interoperability of fare media, such as contactless smart cards, with readers used for fare collection in public transport systems. KEOLABS' CEN-TS 16794 testing solutions are also available for companies who will conduct in-house testing prior to engaging in a certification process.

"CEN-TS 16794 is a necessary step to enhancing interoperability in transport fare systems at the physical and protocol level of communication,” explained Stéphane Jobard, KEOLABS’ Director of Validation Solutions. “CEN-TS 16794 complements our CIPURSE solutions and services allowing KEOLABS to fully qualify PICC at all levels.”

The CEN/TS 16794-2 standard is strictly based on ISO/IEC 14443 interoperability1. KEOLABS CEN/TS 16794-2 Testing Services and Solution is a logical technological extension of KEOLABS validation solutions and services for contactless and mobile smart objects used in identity, payment and transportation fare collections.

Note. ISO/IEC 14443 interoperability is ensured by the ISO/IEC 10373-6 testing standard.

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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