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TEI module for MCL functional tests automation

Since the introduction of Mastercard Contactless Specification MCL 3.1.3, a new process for automated testing sessions has been released. The Test Environment Interface (TEI) module allows to perform 98% of MCL Level 2 testing campaign automatically, dramatically reducing testing sessions duration, and optimizing cost.

Our engineering team has developed a software module that meets the requirements set by Mastercard. Thanks to TEI module, the Type Approval duration and cost are reduced.

We provide not only to POS and mPOS providers the embedded MCL contactless kernel, but also this dedicated tool to perform seamlessly the Level 2 testing session at any accredited laboratory.

This solution allows POS providers to fast-track certification leadtime of their products and accelerate time to market.

To find related documentation, you can visit MasterCard Connect platform.

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Feel free to contact your Alcinéo representative or send your request at : info@alcineo.com

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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

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

Contactless Level 2 ICS updated -Visa® and Mastercard®

Visa® and Mastercard® have issued new versions of their Contactless Level 2 ICS. 

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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 : info@alcineo.com.