Last October, Visa Approval Services released a new version of the Device Questionnaire for Visa Contactless Approval which is available on Visa Technology Partners website.
Among changes, approval services have added :
- new option to select EMV® 3.0 as a choice for EMV® Level 1 Contactless Communication Protocol in section 6 – EMV and Visa Specification Information
- new accredited laboratories in the Test Laboratories section.
Terminal vendors submitting their products to Visa Contactless type approval must verify that they submit the latest version of ICS (Implementation Conformance Statement) for review to Visa Approval Services.
For more information on specifications or documentation up-to-date versions, feel free to contact us at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Interac Flash v1.6 for all contactless terminals
A few months ago, Interac had released a specification update for the certification of payment terminals applicable in the transit sector only.
Interac has published earlier this month the relevant documentation such as ICS or product registration form in v1.6.
From now on, all type of contactless capable terminals submitted to type approval with Interac Flash shall integrate the IF Level 2 kernel version 1.6.
Feel free to contact us for further information at : email@example.com.
The latest version of EMV® Contact Level 1 Implementation Conformance Statement has been released earlier this month. It is available on EMVCo website.
Get in touch with your Alcinéo representative to have more information on EMV® Contact or Contactless certification processes.
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 .
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 : email@example.com.
Visa has released an updated version of Paywave kernel ICS.
The Device Questionnaire must be filled and submitted to Visa prior to Type Approval testing of a contactless reader supporting PayWave.
The changes on this document are minor :
- Update of the list of testing laboratories
- Clarification of the Terms and Conditions
To obtain the current ICS, connect to Visa Technology Partner website, or contact your Alcinéo representative.