Tag Archives: MasterCard

Mastercard’s milestone for contactless acceptance terminals

Major payment schemes have released roadmaps for the global completion of EMV® contact and contactless technology migration, such as Mastercard’s milestone, to help POS vendors anticipate the development of EMV capable solutions in the near future.

Even though the migration to EMV has started in the early 90s in Europe which is now a mature market, it has only been introduced 2 years ago in the US and still need to be promoted.

Mastercard requires that from October 2018, newly deployed POS terminals support EMV contact and contactless functionalities.*

And all POS systems shall embed EMV and contactless technology by April 2023.*

*Please note that these rules and dates may defer according the regions, such as US or Canada, and the nature of the deployed terminals (POS, mPOS, unattended terminal, integrated POS…).

The other major payment schemes have also edited milestones to achieve EMV and contactless payments’ expansion. Do not hesitate to contact your Alcineo representative to obtain further information, at : info@alcineo.com.

Specification bulletin EMV® contactless Book C2

The organization in charge of global EMV® technology and chip card payment interoperability, EMVCo, has released a new specification bulletin for EMV Contactless Book C2, referring to Mastercard contactless kernel MCL. 

The new bulletin SB 203 describes modifications and clarifications brought to Book C-2 v 2.6. 

Starting January 1st 2019, kernels developed according EMV specifications Book C2 must integrate these changes. 

To obtain further details on this specification bulletin, you can refer to EMVCo website, or contact your Alcinéo representative. 

 

 

Get started for MCL 3.1.1

The 3.1.1 release is comprised of MCL contactless kernel C-2 v2.6 and the MasterCard proprietary application selection. 

Avoid delay and contact us to get the MCL 3.1.1 kernel and start your product certification on your right time. 

MCL 3.1.1 will be mandated from March 1, 2017. 

Feel free contact your Alcinéo representative for further details. 

MasterCard contactless specification MCL 3.1

MasterCard has released its new requirements on contactless reader and terminal approval. 

From Friday 1st of July 2016, any contactless reader submitted for approval must comply with the MasterCard contactless reader 3.1 (PayPass) specification. Contact your MasterCard representative for further details, or visit MasterCard website.

Alcinéo already offers the MCL 3.1, including datastorage and RRP (Relay Resistance Protocol). 

Our device testing environment is now fully compatible with MasterCard testing environment. 

Ask further information at : info@alcineo.com