Tag Archives: EMV

Keep up-to-date : here’s EMV latest version

Version 2.7 of EMV contactless payments specifications is now available on EMVCo website.  You will find on the website the version 2.7 of Book A, Book B, and Books C-2 to C-7. 

In the meantime, 2 documents have been revoked from the specification documentation : 

Book D Communication Protocol was replaced with the Contactless Interface specification – defining the communication rules between a contactless card and a contactless reader or terminal. 

Book C1 has been removed from the list of EMV contactless kernels. This book used to be the reference for the development of EMV contactless kernel for JCB and PayWave transaction types. 

The purpose of EMVCo is to provide interoperable and common rules for EMV contactless implementation in a POS system. It allows terminal manufacturers to whether update their existing materials with current standards, or build new products developed with the latest requirements. 

Moreover, in accordance with the EMV contactless Interface Specification v3.0 released in February, the latest version 2.6b of test cases, test bench and DTE requirements must be applied during the device testing process. 

POS providers must ensure that their device testing environment is compliant with the latest testing requirements

Additionally, EMV Contact Terminal Type Approval version 4.3a will soon expire to the benefit of the new version 4.3c. Starting July 1stEMV contact terminals submitted to EMV L1 type approval, shall comply with the 4.3c version.  

Feel free to contact Alcinéo to have more information on EMV technology and software security.

Our product offering extends with PURE contactless kernel

Alcinéo has developed the PURE contactless kernel in order to provide a complete suite of payment solutions for varied markets

PURE contactless  kernel has been developed in addition to the range of contactless applications already available in our product portfolio. We deliver to our customers the largest choice in terms of contactless kernels from international payment schemes  (MCL, PayWave, Expresspay, DPas, UnionPay…) or fast expanding regional and proprietary payment schemes (EftPOS, Girocard, Total…).

Why supporting PURE is crucial for POS manufacturers :

The technology has already been adopted by more than 30 domestic schemes globally, representing 120 millions of cards in circulation.  (source : Gemalto.com)

PURE is widely supported in closed-loop payment systems and by many national payment schemes worldwide, offering the opportunity for all stakeholders to provide interoperable payment solutions in all business sectors (e.g. lunch vouchers, transit fare collection, gas stations…). 

Alcinéo helps you build innovative and secure payment solutions

The white label payment issued by Gemalto is fully compliant with EMV requirements. Alcinéo has developed the kernel application according the PURE specifications for contactless readers. The solution is ready to be certified, internally validated against the appropriate test plans. 

Alcinéo has a long-term experience in developing state-of-the-art payment solutions, easily adapting to market requirements. We support integrators and POS manufacturers at all stages of their device lifecycle :

  • advice on hardware design
  • kernel implementation
  • certification process
  • integration with payment application and acquiring networks
  • deployment and maintenance on the field 

We offer a complete range of services according particular device environment : transit system, ATM, gas stations, mobile POS, kiosk…

If you require further information on the PURE application or our Trusted Payment Solutions, feel free to contact us at : info@alcineo.com

TRUSTECH – Cannes – 28-30 Nov

Alcinéo will attend Trustech.

The show gathers experts of the worldwide payment sphere. As a trusted EMV software solution maker Alcinéo will present the secure software suite that will suit your needs.

Contact us at info@alcineo.com to arrange a meeting.

Meet us on our booth C008 at Lerins level to share our vision of payments.

For more information about the show, visit the website : Trustech-event 

 

EMV transactions at automated fuel dispensers

The challenges of securing electronic payments at automated fuel dispensers.

Whereas data security is at the center of concerns in all sectors, electronic transactions at automated fuel dispensers are still exposed to skimming and fraudALX payment terminal for automated fuel dispensersulent attacks.

Alcinéo partnered with ALX Technologies to design a fully integrated payment terminal, dedicated to gas pumps. The white paper describes best practices to implement EMV technology at the pump and mitigate the risk of data theft.

 

 Read the paper here.

Visit ALX Technologies website

EMV level 2 LoA validity

In a Type Approval bulletin published last week, EMVCo announced a new validity period for EMV contact level 2 products. 

All devices tested with 4.3f test plan version will now have a validity of 4 years. The LoA will be issued with this new validity period. Already approved products, with 4.3f version, will also receive a new LoA, mentioning the new validity period.

Find more information on EMVCo website.

EMV contact level 2 ICS and administrative process updates

EMVCo has issued updated versions of the Administrative process documents for the submission of products to EMV type approval. ICS  submission process has been changed.

Note that if  changes are made in the ICS after EMVCo review :

  • first ICS replacement is free of charge
  • Subsequent replacements will be charged by EMVCo.

If a new ICS version is released before the begining of testing sessions, the latest version of ICS must be used and submitted to EMVCo for review.

Find more information and the full submission rules in the administrative process documents.

Current version of the contact  ICS are available on EMVCo website or contact your Alcinéo representative to obtain them.

For more information feel free to contact us at : info@alcineo.com.

Live demo at Mobile World Congress

MWC is the largest dedicated event for mobile technology, taking place in Barcelona, Feb 27 – March 2 2017.

During the show, a live demo will be showcased on Trustonic booth, Hall 6 – 6I40. Visit their booth and find out how a smartphone turns into contactless card reader.

Alcinéo’s PayWave kernel embedded into the Trusted Execution Environment from Trustonic in a smartphone or tablet,  offers the same level of security as a traditional POS, either during offline or online transactions.

The TEE payment solution allows merchants to process EMV transactions without compromising cardholder data confidentiality, using their own smartphone as a contactless teminal without the need for an add-on.

Try it on Trustonic booth 6I40, or contact Alcinéo team to obtain further information.      

On release – EMV Level 1 contactless specification v2.6

Are you compliant with 2.6 EMV specification ?  

From January the 1st 2017, EMVCo mandates to support the EMV Level 1 contactless specification 2.6.

Alcinéo’s EMV contactless stack is fully compliant with the 2.6 release. Moreover, the contactless firmware has been tested against the PCD digital test cases, version 2.6b, mandatory, starting from 1st February 2017. 

Visit EMVCo website to access the related documentation.

For more information on our products and services, send an email to info@alcineo.com.

Webinar in partnership with Trustonic – 6th December

Alcinéo shares its EMV and payment software expertise, to provide, in partnership with Trustonic, the most innovative solutions.

Our contactless payment applications are implemented into the Trusted Execution Environment of a smartphone or tablet, ensuring to merchants and their customers, the most convenient smart-payment experience.

Mrs Christelle Carbonnel, sales manager at Alcineo, will speak on this topic during a webinar led by Paul Butterworth, Strategic Marketing Director at Trustonic. 

This webinar will take place at 2pm GMT / 3pm CET on Tuesday 6th December.

To register, please go to http://bit.ly/2eW4XVS

Press Release – Alcinéo’s full set of trusted solutions

Alcinéo wil exhibit its full range of trusted payment solutions at Trustech, from November 29th, to December 1st, in Cannes. Our complete suite of products and solutions are gathered around one core of payment, hence providing best-in-class solutions at POS systems. 

Get more details in our latest press release, here

And feel free to ask us more information at : info@alcineo.com