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Mobile Device Approvals

Enabling handset manufacturers to gain market access

Strong from our experience and knowledge in IC card testing, in the recent years TUV SUD provides also EMV Level 1 testing for Mobiles to ease the certification for handset manufacturers.

Like IC Card testing, Mobile testing can be offered either as debug or approval testing. While the scope and procedure of debug testing can be agreed between the customer and us, the approval testing is strictly subject to EMVCo or Payment schemes approval requirements. Test data or documentation of debug testing cannot be re-used for the formal approval process.

TÜV SÜD mobile Testing solutions

Visa mobile

TÜV SÜD offers VISA Mobile EMV Level 1 Analog and Digital testing, for different environments (SIM card, Secure Element, HCE).

JCB mobile handset

TÜV SÜD offers JCB Mobile Handset EMV Level 1 Analog and Digital testing, as well as Performance and Combi-Interoperability testing.

EMVCo mobile type approval

As an accredited CMP laboratory,TÜV SÜD can offer EMV Level 1 Analog and Digital testing following the Phase 1 requirements from EMVCo. TÜV SÜD is currently participating in the Phase 2 implementation phase for Performance and Interoperability testing.

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.

Your benefits at a glance

  • Benefit from complete solutions – we have a long history in terminal approvals for payment systems and can respond quickly to your requirements.
  • Minimise risk – you will receive unbiased technical support from leading experts in the field.
  • Gain a competitive edge – type approval will be obtained from a trusted and well respected testing laboratory.


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