FIME is a trusted provider of consulting services, certification and tools. It enables customers to bring seamless card and mobile transactions services to market effectively and confidently using secure chip or cloud-based solutions.
The card personalisation validation (CPV) test tool co-developed by Barnes and FIME has been qualified by MasterCard Worldwide to meet its latest CPV requirements version 6.2 (2013).The test tool helps issuers to reduce product time to market by enabling pre-certification of MasterCard and MasterCard PayPass™ cards. Banks, card manufacturers and personalisation bureaus can purchase the tool to test a product’s adherence to MasterCard standards prior to applying for the formal CPV service.The test tool has been qualified by MasterCard after extensive qualification tests, which confirmed that the tool collectively incorporates the personalisation functionality and security requirements outlined by the payment system in June 2013. This includes support of M/Chip Advance version 1.1 and Mobile MasterCard PayPass M/Chip 4 version 1.0 products as well as specific CPV requirements for the United States market. The tool has also been enhanced to automatically perform tests on all card interfaces – magnetic stripe, contact and contactless – without manual intervention.
FIME is launching a series of specialised training sessions for the mobile near-field-communication (NFC) marketplace to promote industry understanding of the functional and security testing environment.
FIME America has become the first laboratory to achieve test bench qualification for EMVCo Contactless Card Level 1 in North America, authorizing the advanced testing provider to offer contactless card level 1 testing services for EMVCo members.