Collis, part of UL, is pleased to announce that the latest CPV version 5.5 module in the Collis EMV Personalization Validation Tool (PVT) has been qualified by MasterCard Worldwide.
Professional testing of personalized MasterCard® EMV/PayPass™ cards is essential to ensure global acceptance of cards. Collis' newly developed CPV module checks if MasterCard cards are correctly personalized according to the latest MasterCard specifications.
The new MasterCard CPV 5.5 module ensures compliance with the following MasterCard Worldwide standards:
• M/Chip Requirements 29 June 2011
• M/Chip Personalization Data Specifications and Profiles 21 December 2011
• PayPass Personalization Data Specifications, Version 1.7 - December 2011
• M/Chip Card Personalization Standard Profiles 23 March 2012
• M/Chip Card Personalization Standard Profiles Including PayPass 23 March 2012
• MasterCard EMV Combo Card Requirements July 2010
Christian Delporte, Head of Chip Engineering at MasterCard Worldwide, commented: "Collis' tools are recognized in the chip testing market and conform to the latest MasterCard CPV test requirements. The new version broadens the offer of test tools available to MasterCard issuers, card manufacturers and personalization bureaus. We are pleased about Collis' tool upgrade, and confident that MasterCard issuers will directly benefit from this."
Dirk Jan van den Heuvel, Managing Director at Collis, added: "Collis is proud to announce the continuing market-leading status for personalization validation testing with the Collis EMV PVT. This test tool is of great value to all its users including MasterCard member banks and card issuers. The CPV module within the Collis EMV PVT enables issuers of MasterCard cards to speed up their personalization process, which reduces their time-to-market."
Collis, together with RFI Global and Witham Laboratories, was recently acquired by UL. This makes UL the world's first independent, trusted partner for end-to-end transaction security services for the mobile, payment eTicketing and ID management sectors on a global scale. RFI Global, Witham Laboratories and Collis will rebrand to UL by the 1st of November.