FIME Establishes Testing Infrastructure for Contactless D-PAS Products

Montreal, Quebec, CANADA

MONTREAL, Nov. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced secure-chip testing provider, FIME, has established a testing infrastructure and conducted laboratory test services for the Discover contactless D-Payment Application Specification (D-PAS) products. The test framework will verify that these products meet robust security requirements, international industry standards and achieve global market interoperability.

Using its expertise as an approved laboratory and test tool provider for the payments industry, FIME prepared a contactless D-PAS test specification for both chip-based payment cards and acceptance terminals. This technical document then formed the basis of FIME's work to develop and launch a customized test plan and test tool, which will be used by FIME's laboratories, product developers and acquiring banks to confirm that Discover contactless products perform as intended once launched.  

Troy Bernard, Director and Global Head of Mobile & EMV Products at Discover, comments: "By aligning products to EMV®, we can establish a secure-chip infrastructure for innovative payments solutions such as contactless and, in the future, mobile payments. Testing solutions in a uniformed manner and to the highest standard confirms the integrity of new products entering the market, which is vital to achieving user trust and engagement. We are pleased to be working with FIME to establish a testing environment for our contactless D-PAS products."

Xavier Giandominici, Director at FIME America, adds: "FIME has worked within the secure-chip payments industry for over a decade, and we are delighted to share our knowledge as it brings EMV contactless payments to market. Our end-to-end testing framework effectively delivers a robust program that will inspire stakeholder confidence in the contactless products available. We look forward to continuing to build on this activity with the testing requirements needed to verify the integrity of mobile payment solutions."

About FIME

FIME advances end-to-end transaction solutions and mobile services, enabling market security and interoperability.

As an independent worldwide leader in consulting and testing services, FIME ensures the compliance of mobile devices and chip-based applications to industry standards. Its international team works with manufacturers, banks and authorities within the EMV payments, mobile near field communication (NFC), telecom, transport and e-identity sectors.

FIME offers a local presence across America, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and India, through its team of over 300 experts and consultants. Since 1995, FIME has expanded its global network of ISO 17025 accredited laboratories which provide official testing and certification services. FIME's technical R&D expertise supports its customers' technology implementations, accelerating time to market. 

FIME partners with leading schemes and industry bodies to provide certifications and enhance the secure chip ecosystem: ACT Canada, American Express, ANSSI, Calypso Networks Association, Discover, eftpos, EMVCo, First Data, French National RFID Centre (CNRFID), GIXEL, GlobalPlatform, Global Certification Forum (GCF), GSMA, Interac, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Isis, JCB, MasterCard, NFC Forum, OSCar Consortium, Smart Card Alliance and Visa. | Twitter | LinkedIn

Notes to editors:

EMV® is a registered trademark in the U.S., and is an unregistered trademark in other countries, owned by EMVCo. 


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