EMVCo has released a bulletin to announce the Type Approval and Renewal applicability of the new specification 3.0 for EMV® Contactless Level 1 Approval of contactless card readers.
The new version 3.0 will become applicable starting April 1st 2019, and will become mandatory as of 1st January 2020.
During this migration phase, terminal providers can submit their contactless devices to certification against 2.6b test plan, or 3.0 test plan.
EMVCo also mandates that starting 1st January 2020, all products submitted to EMV contactless level 1 renewal process comply with the 3.0 version, for all test sessions, analog, digital and interoperability, with a possibility of restricted approval in case of some tests fail, considered acceptable by EMVCo.
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