EMVCo has released all the documentation related to the update of EMV® Contact Level 2 test plan. Starting January 1st 2020, contact capable terminal providers can submit their devices to Contact Level 2 v4.3i type approval.
EMVCo has planned a migration period during which product providers can still submit their products to be certified against the 4.3h version :
ICS shall be registered and Official testing session in an accredited laboratory shall start before February 29th
Test report and Request For Approval shall be submitted to EMVCo at the latest on the 30th of May 2020
The Test Plan, Test Cases and ICS related to version 4.3i are available on EMVCo website.
If you need further information on payment specifications updates and certification processes, feel free to contact us at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Mastercard has decided to extend the LoA validity for MCL approved products, to align with the validity period granted to contactless terminals certified with EMV® contactless Level 1 3.0 specification.
Products submitted to Mastercard contactless approval, with a Contactless Level 1 compliant with the 3.0 specification will now obtain a LoA with 4 years validity period.
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The applicability of EMV® 3.0 is now effective, and the corresponding ICS for EMV® Contactless Level 1 v3.0 is available for download on EMVCo website.
Vendors can submit their contactless capable terminals to type approval against the v3.0 test plan. The scope of the EMV Contactless Level 1 testing includes Analogue test, Digital test, and Interoperability test. The aim is to adapt POS systems to new methods of payment used worldwide.
As the version 3.0 includes major changes on the Analogue side, EMVCo has stretched the migration period until December 2019. Hence, if products don’t pass all Analogue v3.0 tests, they can be granted a v2.6 LoA, provided :
they pass all v3.0 Digital test cases
they pass certain v3.0 Analogue test cases (detailed description in TTA bulletin 221).
Contact your Alcinéo representative to have further information on the Terminal certification processes at : email@example.com.
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Since January 1st 2019, vendors submitting their contactless readers to Terminal Type Approval, shall perform interoperability tests in addition to analog and digital testing sessions to obtain EMV Contactless Level 1 certification.
Vendors who have already obtained certification of EMV L1 contactless kernel v2.5 or 2.6 (with a LoA still valid), can perform the Interoperability tests, and will get an update on the current LoA.
Vendors submitting their products to Interoperability testing shall also provide a DTE to the lab with the Interoperability loopback application.
The dedicated tool developed by Alcinéo to provide a bespoke and flexible device testing environment to our customers during Terminal Type Approval testing sessions (DTE L1) already supports the loopback application. The changes linked to interoperability tests (eg. error or success indicators with sounds or LED) have been integrated.