Global Payments (NYSE: GPN), a leading provider of electronic transaction processing services, announced today that it has selected Collis/B2 Processing Solutions Inc. to provide EMV Chip testing and certification tools for its Point-of-Sale payment solutions in Canada.
Collis' testing platform provides Global Payments with the ability to validate the functionality and performance of Canadian card payment networks' contact and contactless cards on its solutions. Utilizing the Collis platform, Global Payments is also able to test International cards that may circulate with the expansion of EMV Chip in Canada. This testing environment provides merchants with the assurance that their Point of Sale solutions from Global Payments are fully EMV Chip compliant.
"As the Canadian payment industry commences its long-term migration to EMV Chip over the next several years," said Global Payments Canada President, Jordan E. Cohen, "we are committed to providing our merchants with the most robust and advanced payment solutions in the market. This comprehensive testing and certification environment is just one example of how we are facilitating a seamless EMV Chip migration for our customers."
"The Collis solution provides true card simulation -- it is like using real physical cards," said Global Payments Canada VP, Strategic and Third Party Solutions, Jamal J. Awad. "The platform emulates all the functions of an actual EMV Chip card and helps Global Payments deliver highly reliable, compliant EMV Chip products that will have longevity in the marketplace."