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Collis test tools get MasterCard backing

21 October 2009  |  2511 views  |  0 Source: Collis

Collis is pleased to announce that the Collis Brand Test Tool and Collis Card Simulator have been qualified by MasterCard as Validation Tools for the formal TIP (Terminal Integration Testing) certification process for contact mode.

In addition to this, the NIV (Network Integration Validation) module of the Collis Card Simulator has been qualified by MasterCard for the formal NIV certification process for contact mode.

The Collis Brand Test Tool and Collis Card Simulator are used to test the behaviour of the terminal according to the payment scheme rules without the need of physical test cards. These tools can simulate any EMV card (contact & contactless) and be used with MasterCard card applications such as M/Chip and PayPass, but also with other international Payment Systems. They can simulate errors (failures) to test the system's response to an error. As a result, interoperability issues can be detected before terminals are deployed in the field. The tool can be used with new ATMs equipped with anti-skimming mechanisms, (but please contact Collis for any compatibility questions).

The Collis Brand Test Tool and Collis Card Simulator have both been qualified by MasterCard as Validation Tools for the formal TIP certification process. This means that the log files generated by the validation tools can be sent directly to MasterCard for TIP certification.

The Collis Card Simulator includes all card images needed for TIP Testing including Subset 1, Interoperability Subset and Maestro® UK Subset. To correctly process EMV-based transactions, acquirers need to upgrade their network interfaces to support chip data. NIV testing checks that authorization and clearing interfaces are in accordance with the current MasterCard authorization and clearing requirements. This process requires NIV-subset 3 cards. The NIV card simulation module of the Collis Card Simulator has also been qualified by MasterCard. This means the Collis Card Simulator is a fully committed test tool that helps speed up the entire MasterCard certification process. It can be used by MasterCard members in the formal TIP and NIV certification process.

Christian Delporte, Head of Chip Engineeringring for MasterCard commented: "We are pleased that the tools offered by Collis, a recognized player in the chip testing market, are qualified as part of the MasterCard program. This qualification broadens the offer of test tools available to MasterCard acquirers for use in the Terminal Integration Process (TIP) and in the Network Interface Validation (NIV). We are confident that MasterCard acquirers will directly benefit from these tool qualifications. MasterCard will inform its customers about qualified test tools via the MasterCard OnLineTM website."

Dirk Jan van den Heuvel, CEO Collis, adds: "Collis is delighted that Collis Brand Test Tool and Collis Card Simulator have been qualified by MasterCard as Validation Tools for the formal TIP certification process. This, combined with the NIV module of the Collis Card Simulator which has also been qualified by MasterCard for the formal NIV certification process, is a confirmation of Collis' ongoing commitment to our customers of providing high quality solutions."

 

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