Tag Archives: EMV

Meet us in Amsterdam

Alcinéo is exhibiting at Intertraffic event held in Amsterdam, 21-24 April 2020

Are you involved in smart cities innovations ? Do you look for payment technology to drive the modernisation of transit fare collection systems?

Meet us at our stand in the Smart Mobility hall and discuss about new trends in urban mobility.

Alcinéo works with transport authorities and payment solution providers to build open-loop systems and fasten the integration of smart payments in the transit networks.

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Sunset of Expresspay 3.1

Since the release of the updated American Express contactless kernel v4.0.2, terminal providers had the possibility to certify their product against either version. 

Count down has now started for payment solution providers to comply with Expresspay 4.0.2. No new certification will be allowed with the 3.1 version as of February 10th 2020.

Stay in touch for relevant information on certification updates and feel free to contact your Alcinéo representative for support with your smart payment project : info@alcineo.com 

EMV® Contact Level 2 – test plan update

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 : info@alcineo.com

Mastercard LoA validity

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. 

 

Join us at Trustech 2019

Alcinéo will be exhibiting in Cannes, during Trustech event, 26-28 November 2019Trustech logo J009

Join us to share visions of the upcoming challenges facing the digital payment transformation. 

Alcinéo is specialized in the development of EMV embedded software, integrating all type of payment terminals.

We also provide logical security modules, compliant with up-to-date PCI PTS requirements

Our extended range of logical payment and security solutions fit all targeted markets : transit, retail, vending and kiosks, gas dispensers. 

Feel free to visit us at our booth J 009, and keep in touch at : info@alcineo.com

We hope to meet you soon on the French Riviera.

Come meet us at UITP Summit, Stockholm, June 9-12

Join us in Stockholm, June 9th to 12th, at UITP Summit and share our vision of the future of contactless payments in transport.

The UITP summit, occuring every two years in a different place in the world, is the ideal place to meet all stakeholders involved in this ecosystem, and share innovation and ideas to constantly improve travellers’ journeys experience.

Our software solution for transit, based on EMV contactless payments and security, is fully compliant with international payment standards requirements.  

We will be happy to welcome you !

New ICS for EMV® Contactless Level 1 available

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 : info@alcineo.com.

 

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.

Comply with EMV® contactless Level 1 interoperability testing

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.

Visit EMVCo website to obtain the related documentation.

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. 

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

EMV® contact Level 2 version 4.3h available

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 : info@alcineo.com