EMVCo has released a bulletin to announce the Type Approval and Renewal applicability of the new specification 3.0 for EMV® Contactless Level 1 Approval of contactless card readers.
The new version 3.0 will become applicable starting April 1st 2019, and will become mandatory as of 1st January 2020.
During this migration phase, terminal providers can submit their contactless devices to certification against 2.6b test plan, or 3.0 test plan.
EMVCo also mandates that starting 1st January 2020, all products submitted to EMV contactless level 1 renewal process comply with the 3.0 version, for all test sessions, analog, digital and interoperability, with a possibility of restricted approval in case of some tests fail, considered acceptable by EMVCo.
Feel free to contact your Alcinéo representative to obtain further information on the 3.0 specification or to have more information on our EMV contactless suite and other smart payment and security solutions. You can also keep in touch at : firstname.lastname@example.org.
In bulletin TTA 218, EMVCo announces the release of the new EMV® contact Level 2 test plan, version 4.3h.
The new test plan is applicable starting January 1st 2019 in all accredited laboratories. During the migration period, vendors can submit their products with the 4.3g version.
Starting March 1st 2019, EMV L2 ICS shall be submitted with the 4.3h test plan version. The bulletin detailing effective dates is available on EMVCo website.
Alcinéo provides EMV contact kernels compliant with the latest test plan version, and support our clients to fill-in Implementation Conformance Statements accordingly.
For more information on the latest EMV test plan versions available, please contact your Alcinéo representative, or send us your inquiry at : email@example.com
Terminal Type Approval bulletin 205, 3rd edition is available on EMVCo website. It describes operational issues raised by POS manufacturers or laboratories on Level 2 contact test cases version 4.3g or contactless test plan version 2.6b.
The document describes the nature of each issue and the resolution for laboratories and POS providers to mitigate the impact of these tests on TA results.
For more information on EMV and payment schemes’ updates, do not hesitate to contact your Alcinéo representative at : firstname.lastname@example.org.