EMVCo has released an update of the contactless specifications. Book A (Architecture and general requirements), Book B (Entry point), and all Books C (contactless kernels) have been updated to version 2.8, and are available on EMVCo website.
The changes are related to Request Online PIN and pre-processing to enable zero value transaction (check Book A and Entry Point).
Feel free to contact your Alcinéo representive for more information.
EMV® is a registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries and an unregistered trademark elsewhere. The EMV trademark is owned by EMVCo, LLC.
The Mastercard® Contactless reader specification update v3.1.2 has been announced recently by Mastercard. Starting April 1st 2019, POS vendors shall submit new contactless readers compliant with MCL 3.1.2 testing requirements.
It includes MCL 3.1.1 specifications, as well as EMV Specification Bulletin SB 195, and SB 203.
New products can be submitted with MCL 3.1.1 until March 31st 2019 (ICS submission).
For further details on applicability rules and MCL contactless reader specifications, please refer to Mastercard Connect.
Alcinéo has applied SB 195, and SB 203, both bulletins are supported into our MCL kernel. For further information do not hesitate to contact your Alcinéo representative, or send us your inquiry 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
Visa® and Mastercard® have issued new versions of their Contactless Level 2 ICS.
Visa PayWave Device Questionnaire and VCPS ICS-10/01/18
Mastercard MCL ICS – Sept2018
Before entering into Type Approval process, POS providers shall ensure that they use the most up-to-date version of the Implementation Conformance Statement for each of the kernels they submit to certification.
Feel free to contact us to obtain further information at : firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 : email@example.com.
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.