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Q-CARD accredited with KEOLABS EMVCo 3.1a test bench

Q-Card, a major certification laboratory based in US, has invested in a KEOLABS fully automated qualified test bench to support the EMVCo 3.1a standard evolution


22 November 2023, Montbonnot, FRANCE – Q-Card, based in Sunbury (Pennsylvania, US), is a globally recognized third party test laboratory providing testing services for a wide range of payment devices including smart cards, wearables, mobile handsets and readers. Q-Card has selected KEOLABS to extend its accreditation scope to be able to certify banking readers based on the latest version of the EMVCo international specifications. EMVCo is a technical body composed of six of the largest payment networks worldwide: Amex, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, UnionPay, and Visa. Its mission is to facilitate the worldwide interoperability and acceptance of secure payment transactions by managing and evolving the EMV® Specifications and related testing processes.

“As a laboratory, it’s essential for us to keep abreast of changing standards,” said Terry Schindler, VP of Q-Card. “With KEOLABS, we didn’t just find a tool provider, but a true partner who supported us throughout our accreditation process.”

In order to provide a complete test solution with the most efficient tools on the market, KEOLABS has surrounded itself with the best industrial equipment suppliers. KEOLABS EMVCo bench is composed of a 6-axis robot with an accurate positioning system, a state-of-the-art oscilloscope, a robust amplifier and a KEOLABS platform supplied with a 3.1a qualified test suite.

Christophe Rabaud, CEO at KEOLABS, added: “We are present in more than 75% of the EMVCo laboratories all over the world, and Q-Card is an important reference for us. Their accreditation was a necessary step, but today our entire team is mobilized to provide them with all the support they need during the operational phase of the laboratory.”


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