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FIME, Keysight Technologies Announce World’s First Test Tool to Achieve Complete EMV L1 Qualification

System Enables Labs, Developers to Comprehensively Test Terminals, Cards, Mobiles, for Analog, Digital, Against Type Approval Test Plans.

Highlights:

  • The FIME and Keysight joint test tool is fully qualified for EMV L1
  • System covers L1 test requirements for payment terminals, cards and mobile devices
  • Includes qualified test coverage for NFC Forum Digital Protocol, Analog, LLCP and SNEP test cases

FIME and Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced that the EMVCo global technical body has formally qualified the Keysight and FIME test tool for EMV Level 1 certification of terminals, cards and mobile devices. Fully qualified coverage is now uniquely supported with the Keysight T1141A Test Set. Developers can use just one test system to accelerate comprehensive product compliance, reducing both cost and time to market.

“We are delighted to have accomplished this very important milestone together with our solution partner FIME,” said Satish Dhanasekaran, general manager, Mobile Broadband Operation, Keysight. “This achievement of unique qualification status combined with the strength of our diagnostic tools and support makes Keysight and FIME the clear choice for those in the mobile payment industry that are building new products and services”.

"This achievement demonstrates the effectiveness of our technical partnership with Keysight,” said Pascal Le Ray, general manager at FIME. “Manufacturers across the payments industry can now confirm the compliance of their products to the EMV Level 1 specifications with confidence. Test laboratories worldwide can also benefit from the widest set of qualified EMV test libraries available on the market, in addition to technical support and training. The launch of this test system delivers value to both manufacturers and testing providers, and reflects FIME’s commitment to enhancing the global testing ecosystem”.

Many engineers in the NFC and contactless payment industry already use the T3111S to verify a range device types against the appropriate specifications. With the newly qualified test suites, device manufacturers, test labs and service providers have the ability to test all of the very latest L1 requirements with a single versatile system. The test system also provides the features necessary to fully evaluate device performance and quickly identify root-cause issues.

TheT3111S NFC Test System includes validated test suites for NFC Forum certification test including Digital Protocol, Analog, LLCP and SNEP. Proximity and vicinity ISO test suites are also supported. Keysight and FIME offer an easy upgrade path for customers to integrateEMVCo and NFC testing in their test systems. Images of the T311S NFC Test System are available at www.keysight.com/find/FIME_images

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