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FIME Opens U.S. Office

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FIME America has expanded its regional network with the opening of an office in San Francisco, California. As the United States (U.S.) EMV migration deadline gets closer and the deployment of secure mobile services gathers momentum, the new location will provide U.S. payments and near-field-communication (NFC) stakeholders with local access to FIME’s global secure-chip testing and certification expertise.

FIME Accredited by EMVCo to Test Secure Elements Enabling End-User Payment Choice and Flexibility in a Contactless Mobile Payment Environment

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FIME is the first global laboratory and secure chip test tool provider to be accredited by EMVCo, to verify that a secure element (SE) has the required security and functionality to enable an end-user to select their preferred payment application in a contactless environment. The ability to release products with this feature, which also ensures that the application chosen will be accepted by the point-of-sale terminal, represents a key milestone in bringing contactless mobile payments to market.

FIME Qualifies First GlobalPlatform TEE Product For Trustonic

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FIME and Trustonic – formed by ARM, Gemalto and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) – have announced the qualification of the first GlobalPlatform-compliant trusted execution environment (TEE) product. Trustonic is the first company to successfully release a TEE product with the functional requirements outlined by GlobalPlatform to manage applications on TEE technology.

NFC - The Route to EMV Adoption in India

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Near field communications (NFC) is widely tipped to be the future of electronic payments (e-payments) in India. With over 1.17 billion mobile users in the country, and nearly half the population (40 percent) without bank accounts, does NFC have the technical capability and end-user accessibility to bring e-payments to the mass market?

FIME Delivers Contactless Payment Terminal Certification for Posiflex

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FIME has provided consultancy and testing services to Posiflex Technology Inc. – a global leading manufacturer in point of sale (POS) hardware solutions – which has resulted in the Posiflex CC-1000 Contactless Card Payment Reader achieving certifications for EMVCo (Level 1 and Level 2), MasterCard (PayPass M/Chip v2.1) and Visa payWave (VCPS v2.1.1).

FIME Supports Innovative National Chip Migration in Australia

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FIME is supporting eftpos Payments Australia Limited migrate from mag stripe-based cards to an improved chip, contact and contactless, technology which enables multiple applications to sit on one card. eftpos started development of the new eftpos Chip in February 2011, releasing the first pilot card in October 2011.

Securing Mobile Services

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By Alex Chen, Security – the heart of mobile services, FIME ASIA, Taiwan

FIME works with Net1 UEPS Technologies to Deliver MasterCard Security Evaluation Certification by Thales

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FIME has provided consultancy services to Net1 UEPS Technologies – a leading provider of secure and affordable transaction channels to developing countries – which has resulted in a MasterCard® Compliance Assessment and Security Testing (CAST) certification for its South African e-purse payment solution.As a global leader in consulting and market integration testing services for smart devices and secure chip application, FIME worked with Net1 during its CAST project to ensure the product would be successfully certified at the Thales IT Security Evaluation Facility (Thales ITSEF), which is a MasterCard approved security evaluation centre.