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FIME Revolutionises Payment Terminal Kernel Design

Launches cloud-based service to support the development of EMV Level 2 terminal kernels.

In a move which will assist EMV® payment terminal, mobile point of sale (mPOS) and kernel developers to bring their products to market more efficiently, quickly and cost effectively, FIME has today launched its EVAL 4dev cloud-based service. A breakthrough in the testing world, this online service enables users to validate EMV Level 2 payment terminal kernels throughout the development phase 24/7 and from any location.

The cloud-based service confirms that the software applications embedded in EMV payment terminals align with the latest industry specifications. FIME also offers its extensive expertise to customers in the form of consulting and support services to aid kernel software development and debugging.

The combination of the EVAL 4dev service, the EVAL test suite and FIME’s laboratory services offer a complete terminal kernel development and certification solution for a comprehensive list of required industry standards. “FIME is first to market with an offering of this kind,” comments Vincent Poty, Head of Strategy and Corporate Development at FIME. “Testing as a service signals a big shakeup in the testing landscape. Not only will this improve productivity by allowing development teams to check their work step-bystep, it will also save them money by reducing the risk of failures at the certification testing stage and cutting development times. We’re seeing drastic time reductions for development projects, giving vendors a competitive edge.”

EVAL 4dev utilises test libraries that are used for certification testing, mitigating the risk of issues at this final stage. The solution is simple to use, allowing software testing against the test plan with just one click, without the need for terminal hardware. Development teams can benefit from fully-automated, non-regression testing to confirm that the overall kernel application is still compliant once incremental updates and additional development work has taken place

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