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Terminal Systems Testing and Approvals - EMV Standards

Ensuring payment system devices comply with EMV standards

We Provide testing for payment systems devices against the harmonized debit/credit EMV standards

Compliance with EMV standards is essential to ensure that card interface devices and related software have the functionality and interoperability to perform effectively with EMV-compliant payment systems. We provide accredited EMVCo Level 1 and Level 2 contact and contactless terminal testing.

For contactless terminals, we are also an EMVCo Level 1, MasterCard, American Express, JCB and VISA Level 2 accredited testing laboratory. The products we test range from vending units, electronic point of sale (EPOS), automatic teller machines (ATM) and mobile point of sale (mPOS).

Terminal systems testing and approvals

Contactless terminal testing

EMV Level 1 and 2 test for contactless terminals

  • Contactless Level 1 - EMVCo
  • Contactless Level 2 - MasterCard, VISA, American Express and JCB

TÜV SÜD can provide EMV Level 1 and Level 2 testing for MasterCard, VISA, American Express and JCB.

Our service for contactless terminals comprises:

  • EMV Level 1 digital and analogue testing
  • Entry Point Static Kernel Type Approval
  • Debug session
  • Consultancy - pre-approval support
  • Testing in accordance to ISO 7816, ISO 14443 A & B and ISO 10373 specification
  • Two test benches for EMV Level 2 Contactless terminal testing
  • Application and combination testing coming soon to TÜV SÜD

Contact terminal testing

EMV Level 1 and 2 test for contact terminals (T=0 and T=1)

  • Contact Level 1 - EMVC
  • Contact Level 2 - EMVCo

TÜV SÜD can provide EMV testing for contact terminals, our service for contact terminals comprises:

  • Static Kernel Type Approval
  • Multi Configurable Kernel Type Approval
  • Multi PIN Pads Type Approval
  • Multi Operating Systems Type Approvals (XP, Win, Linux, CE and others)
  • Debug sessions
  • Consultancy - pre-approval support
  • Testing in accordance to ISO 7816 specifications (EMV Level 1)
  • Three test benches for EMV Level 2 Contact terminal testing

Terminal Quality Management (TQM)
TÜV SÜD are contracted to provide services under the MasterCard Global Terminal Quality Management (TQM) program. The TQM scheme was created by MasterCard to ensure that the functionality of chip terminals, as certified during type approval testing by EMVCo, can be sustained throughout a manufacturing cycle.

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