July 16, 2012

FIME offers local MasterCard CPV services to North American customers

UK-- FIME America now provides MasterCard Card Personalization Validation (CPV) services at its Montreal laboratory. A provider of consulting and integration test services for smart devices and secure chip-based applications, FIME is now able to provide local assistance to Canadian and US payment card issuers, manufacturers and personalisation bureaux, supporting North America in its move towards implementing EMV technology.

Accredited by MasterCard as a Formal Approval Service Provider for CPV, the Montreal laboratory offers card preparation, test solutions and CPV certification. Collectively, the services guide an issuer through the business requirements and card profile definition process and verify a card's personalisation compliance to functionality and security requirements stipulated by the payment system for its MasterCard and PayPass cards.

Xavier Giandominici, director at FIME America, comments: “With migration to EMV imminent in the US, it is an exciting time for the marketplace. It is important to ensure that all contact and contactless payment cards are compliant to the relevant specifications to ensure security levels are met and interoperability is achieved throughout the wider ecosystem. Stringent test and certification processes are therefore fundamental to the success of EMV payment initiatives and the effective integration of other technologies such as near field communication.

"We are delighted with our Montreal laboratory's CPV capabilities and look forward to the opportunities this presents to our local customers in preparing for new EMV projects or extending existing deployments."



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