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Terminal Approvals

Ensuring payment system devices comply with EMV standards

TÜV SÜD provides accredited EMVCo Level 1 and Level 2 contact and contactless terminal testing through our UK and Japanese laboratories. We have over 15 years of experience in the payment systems market.

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).

As an independent third party test and certification body, specialising in innovative products, we are authorised to carry out testing for payment systems devices against the harmonised 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

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 testin
  • Entry Point Static Kernel Type Approva
  • Debug session
  • Consultancy - pre-approval suppor
  • Testing in accordance to ISO 7816, ISO 14443 A & B and ISO 10373 specification
  • Two test benches for EMV Level 2 Contactless terminal testin
  • 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 Approva
  • Multi Configurable Kernel Type Approva
  • Multi PIN Pads Type Approva
  • Multi Operating Systems Type Approvals (XP, Win, Linux, CE and others
  • Debug sessio
  • Consultancy - pre-approval suppor
  • 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) programme.

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.

Wireless testing
Wireless testing involves the evaluation of devices intended to communicate information without a physical connection between them. Wireless regulatory testing is undertaken to determine compliance of a wireless device in accordance with the minimum legal requirements in the relevant country of sale.

Global market access
Global Market Access (GMA) is the process of determining applicable regulations and managing product compliance to those regulations with respect to accessing global markets.

We act as your international regulatory approvals department. Our experts provide guidance on the compliance requirements and approval strategy for each country.

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