UL receives UnionPay qualification for Chinese domestic market

Source: UL

UL is pleased to announce the qualification of UL’s Brand Test Tool by UnionPay for acquirer end-to-end testing of contact and contactless terminals within the Chinese domestic market.

UL is the first acquirer certification test tool provider with UnionPay’s qualification for the domestic terminal integration testing within China. Only weeks before, UL had also announced the qualification of its Brand Test Tool as the first acquirer test tool for international UnionPay acceptance.

UL’s Brand Test Tool now has a dedicated module to simulate UnionPay cards for the certification of contact and contactless terminals within the Chinese domestic market. The module is qualified based on the requirements specified in the UnionPay Terminal Validation Toolkit Testing Guide. To ensure secure transactions, acquirers are required to have their terminals tested against the pre-defined test cases of UnionPay. With the specifications from UnionPay implemented into UL’s Brand Test Tool, acquirers can now test and pre-certify their terminals against the UnionPay test cases required for China. When the terminals have been certified, they are allowed to accept UnionPay payment cards in the acquirer network.

To simplify and speed up testing for acquirers in their certification process, UL’s Brand Test Tool serves as the all-in-one brand certification tool for the major payment brands. With the ability to simulate contact and contactless test cards, UL’s Brand Test Tool takes away the need for using physical cards that can get corrupted or lost. The tool provides clear user guidance and is fully aligned with the test specifications of the eight major payment schemes worldwide. To gain detailed insight in the behavior of the system from end-to-end, the tool allows full insight in the technical details of the communication between the card and the terminal on the one side and between the terminal and the network on the other side. UL is the only test tool vendor to offer fully automated brand testing of payment terminals over all three interfaces: contact, contactless and magnetic stripe.

“We are proud to receive the qualifications from UnionPay for both the domestic and international market. With UnionPay added to our Brand Test Tool portfolio, it will help acquirers in China to reduce the time to market, ease their device testing, and increase their confidence during the UnionPay implementation”, said Jean-Luc Khaou, Managing Director Asia Pacific at UL’s Transaction Security division.

UL’s Brand Test Tool optimizes the test execution process by means of test automation, card simulation and appropriated authorization host behavior. Through the UL service portal, the tool will always be up to date with the latest requirements and specifications from UnionPay.

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