FIME Expands U.S. Headquarters to Meet Growing Demand for Contactless Card and Mobile Payments

San Jose Office Provides End-to-End Consulting and Certification Testing for EMV-Ready Mobile and Contactless Payment Solutions

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As the U.S. payments landscape evolves with the migration to EMV chip technology, popularity of Apple Pay and the anticipated release of Samsung Pay, demand for EMV-ready mobile and contactless payment solutions is rising rapidly. To meet the needs of the growing industry, leading payments consultancy FIME today announced an expansion of their U.S. operations in San Jose, California. The expanded office will provide end-to-end consulting and certification testing services and get mobile and contactless payment solutions certified and into the market quickly.

The FIME office is ISO 17025-compliant, and has achieved EMVCo Level 1 accreditation to test that contactless EMV chip cards and mobile payment devices are in compliance with EMVCo requirements. In addition, FIME is accredited by Discover and MasterCard to support card and device manufacturers in achieving compliance to their respective contactless requirements.

"FIME's experience implementing contactless card and mobile payment products around the world provides us with a unique perspective on product development and implementation for the U.S. market," said Xavier Giandominici, director of FIME America. "Our experience with these processes helps us provide our customers with end-to-end support, which is a real advantage for our customers who are trying to get a solution to market as quickly as possible."

In addition to FIME's new contactless offerings, the laboratory at the San Jose office also offers full-service market integration support including software development, professional services, consultancy and certification testing for contact and contactless card and mobile solutions.

With offices in the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, FIME has extensive experience in consulting issuers and acquirers on global contactless card and mobile payment solution implementations from initial education through to successful implementation. In the North Americas, FIME works closely with payment brands, industry participants and the cross-industry EMV Migration Forum to advance EMV chip migration.

The FIME office can be contacted at and at 1(408)228-4040.

About FIME

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FIME is a trusted provider of consulting services, certification and tools. It enables U.S. customers to bring seamless EMV chip card and mobile transactions services to market effectively and confidently using secure contact and contactless EMV, near field communication (NFC), trusted service manager (TSM), trusted execution environment (TEE) and host card emulation (HCE) technologies.

Working with the payment, telecom, transit and identity sectors, FIME supports customers from project initiation to completion by advising on technical requirements, consulting on industry regulations certification authority implementation and streamlining testing and certification activity.

FIME has 11 offices across America (U.S. and Canada), Asia (Japan, South Korea and Taiwan), Europe (France), India and the Middle East (Dubai), offering global expertise and local knowledge through a single point of contact to actively contribute to the advancement and simplification of certification processes.

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