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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.

You must be a registered member to access.

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

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What changes with MCL 3.1.3

Mastercard® has recently released the MCL v3.1.3 contactless reader specification, available for registered members on mastercardconnect.com.

Starting 1st June 2020, new contactless readers submitted to MCL level 2 type approval shall meet the latest MCL specification requirements.

The changes defined in this specification update are intended to speed up transaction time and improve performance.

Contact us at info@alcineo.com to keep up-to-date and obtain the latest kernel updates for your payment projects.

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. 

 

Mastercard® Contactless reader specification update V3.1.2

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 : 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.

Mastercard’s milestone for contactless acceptance terminals

Major payment schemes have released roadmaps for the global completion of EMV® contact and contactless technology migration, such as Mastercard’s milestone, to help POS vendors anticipate the development of EMV capable solutions in the near future.

Even though the migration to EMV has started in the early 90s in Europe which is now a mature market, it has only been introduced 2 years ago in the US and still need to be promoted.

Mastercard requires that from October 2018, newly deployed POS terminals support EMV contact and contactless functionalities.*

And all POS systems shall embed EMV and contactless technology by April 2023.*

*Please note that these rules and dates may defer according the regions, such as US or Canada, and the nature of the deployed terminals (POS, mPOS, unattended terminal, integrated POS…).

The other major payment schemes have also edited milestones to achieve EMV and contactless payments’ expansion. Do not hesitate to contact your Alcineo representative to obtain further information, at : info@alcineo.com.