Visa released last week an update of the VCAS validation tool v1.1.1. The latest version brings improvements and corrections to minor issues. The validation tool checks that VCAS is correctly implemented and works properly.
VCAS is a tool that terminal manufacturers must deliver to the laboratory to perform Cross tests automatically, as part of PayWave type approval process. This automated testing process shortens the duration of testing sessions. To obtain more details on VCAS, have a look HERE, at our post released last year and dedicated to this subject.
The validation tool v1.1.1 can be used to validate either VCAS version 1.5 or 1.6. As of 15th June 2019, only v1.6 will be accepted by laboratories to perform Visa Cross tests.
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Visa has defined specific requirements to perform PayWave Cross testing automatically, called VCAS (Visa Cross-test Automated Specification). You can visit Visa Technology Partner website to access the dedicated documentation.
More precisely, VCAS defines the interface communication that must be established between a Device Testing Environment and the robot controller used in a laboratory to perform the set of Cross tests during Visa PayWave type approval.
The purpose of this protocol is to shorten the duration of the Cross testing session.
The robot controller integrated by each accredited laboratory initiates a transaction command automatically to analyse the device behavior. The challenge for Point-of-sales providers is to supply a compliant testing environment that is capable of converting each tag sent by the robot into a tag that the device will recognize and manage easily, using the appropriate language.
Alcinéo has developed a tool to help our customers to seamlessly perform PayWave automated Cross tests and comply with this additional function which is now mandatory to start a Cross testing campaign in a lab.
Our VCAS webservice converts the tags received from the robot (simulating contactless card commands), and transmit it to the device in the appropriate format.
Alcinéo develops Visa PayWave kernels for contactless capable devices and supports customers during the certification process of their payment solutions. In addition to the contact and contactless kernels, we deliver dedicated tools to help them performing full testing sessions at the laboratory.
Request your Alcinéo’s SDK to access the right toolbox for certification at : firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact directly your Alcinéo representative.