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FIME Continues Global Expansion with Opening of Japan Test Centre

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FIME has expanded its global network with a new laboratory in Tokyo, Japan. The facility will enable EMV payments and near-field-communication (NFC) stakeholders in Japan, to utilise FIME’s global secure chip and mobile device testing, and compliance expertise.

FIME India Supports Ezetap in Achieving EMV Compliance

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FIME India has provided advanced EMV® consultancy and testing services to Ezetap Mobile Solutions to support the manufacturer in achieving EMV Level 1 and Level 2 certification for its mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) solution.

FIME Accredited by Visa to Deliver VMPA Testing

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FIME, has been accredited by Visa to deliver Visa Mobile Payment Application (VMPA) testing. This extends FIME’s existing Visa payment card and terminal testing portfolio to also include the validation of a Visa payment application on a secure element (SE).

Barnes and FIME’s Joint Card Personalisation Test Tool Receives the Latest MasterCard Qualification

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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 delivers 3,000th Smartspy Contact test tool


For ten years FIME has been at the forefront of making EMV payments secure, interoperable and compliant with its Smartspy Contact product and is pleased to celebrate the delivery of its 3000th unit.