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

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.
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