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FIME and Barnes release new version of CPV test tool

FIME and Barnes International Limited's Personalization Validation Tool (PVT) has been qualified against the latest Mastercard PVT Release 2020 Requirements v13.1 for the Mastercard Card Personalization Validation (CPV) process. Devices can now be pre-validated prior to submission to Mastercard. The tool enables the same detailed and rigorous tests that are used by Mastercard’s certification labs globally to perform certification of cards, smartphones and other devices. This speeds up certification and reduces the delays and high costs associated with qualification failure.

The tool, PersevalPro Issuer from FIME and CPT 3000v3CL PVT from Barnes, enables issuers and card personalization bureaus to analyze and pre-certify their devices against the latest payment scheme chip personalization requirements and product rules. It is used to enhance quality assurance practices and ensure that EMV® cards meet stringent payment scheme specifications when sent for formal card personalization validation testing. The tool is reinforced with FIME’s laboratory services and both FIME and Barnes support customers with expert technical knowledge and consultancy services to accelerate time to market.

“For a decade, Barnes and FIME have combined expertise to ensure our PVT and certification modules meet the latest Mastercard Personalization Validation Tool Release Requirements.This latest version 13.1 February 2020 is now ready for customers to test and pre-validate their products prior to formal certification”, comments Brian Summerhayes, Managing Director at Barnes International.

Raphaël Guilley, VP of Solutions at FIME adds: “To achieve Mastercard certification, banks, card manufacturers, personalization bureaus and test laboratories must ensure their cards comply with Mastercard’s requirements. Our updated tool is fast-tracking card development and time to market while reducing the risk of costly delays.”

FIME and Barnes work closely with global and national payment schemes to ensure their card personalization validation test tool and their certification modules meet the latest specifications and are kept up to date.

*EMV is a registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries, and is an unregistered trademark elsewhere. The EMV trademark is owned by EMVCo, LLC.