FIME to Expand U.S. EMV Chip Migration Consulting Offer With Enhanced Testing Capabilities for Merchants and Acquirers

FIME to Demonstrate SAVVI Test Platform With a Programmable Test Card at Cartes America 2014, Booth 1627

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading payments consultancy FIME today announced plans to expand its U.S. EMV® chip migration consulting offer with enhanced testing capabilities for merchants and acquirers. Launching later this year, FIME will add programmable test cards, which use the same technology as FIME physical test cards, on its SAVVI Test Platform. The programmable test card capability, which provides additional flexibility for users, complements FIME's offering of physical test cards that have been used by acquirers and merchants for host and terminal integration certification projects for more than a decade.

FIME is providing an exclusive demonstration of the SAVVI Test Platform with programmable test cards at its booth 1627 next week, May 13-15, at Cartes America in Las Vegas.

The SAVVI Test Platform is designed to manage and automate the test processes required by the payment brands to validate and integrate card acceptance devices into an acquiring environment; significantly reducing the complexity of terminal integration testing and simplifying certification project management for both experienced testers and testers new to chip technology. With this enhancement, testers can choose the test media that best fits their needs – physical test cards, a programmable test card or a combination of both. FIME will initially make the programmable test cards available for MasterCard and Discover terminal testing and certification.

"This programmable test card capability is an important addition to the SAVVI platform, as those responsible for testing may have differing preferences. Many, particularly ATM testers, prefer physical cards for testing speed and sharing cards, while others prefer a programmable test card for the ability to make fast online maintenance updates. This enhancement gives testers the best of both worlds," said Xavier Giandominici, Director of FIME America. "This new capability fits nicely into our EMV chip migration consulting offering and reflects our goals to provide flexible services that meet the varying needs of the U.S. market as it moves to chip payments."

FIME is adding this new testing capability to its comprehensive U.S. EMV chip migration consulting offering, which can ensure successful, cost-effective and efficient migrations for organizations of any size and at any stage of implementation. FIME's EMV chip migration package options include:

  • Customized training events and workshops to equip internal project teams with the expertise and tools for a successful migration and beyond
  • Analysis of the impact of migration on current infrastructure, processes and organization
  • Identification of all business and technical requirements to build a complete roadmap to EMV chip technology
  • Definition of testing and certification requirements
  • Delivery of tools for in-house testing or FIME delivers testing and integration services
  • On-call personal consultant for advice throughout the entire migration process

For more information on FIME's U.S. consulting offering, visit

About FIME

FIME is a trusted consultant and advanced end-to-end testing services provider within the payment, mobile telecom, e-ID and transit sectors. Its work ensures the successful and efficient market integration of products and solutions which use secure chips. Its wealth of testing knowledge and skills accelerates product time to market and promotes security, interoperability and confidence that products will deliver optimum performance once launched.

FIME has extensive EMV testing expertise working with banks, technology providers and authorities to develop the testing frameworks for international and domestic EMV-compliant payment schemes. FIME partners with leading payment schemes and industry bodies to provide certifications and enhance the secure-chip ecosystem: American Express, Discover, eftpos, EMVCo, EMV Migration Forum, First Data, GCF, GlobalPlatform, GSMA, Interac, Isis, JCB, MasterCard, Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS), NFC Forum, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), National Standard for Chip Card Specification (NSICC), OSCar Consortium and Visa.

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