Fime has launched India’s first EMV®* Level 1 contactless testing laboratory and certification services in support of the national Make in India initiative.
Along with Fime’s comprehensive expertise and technical consultancy services, this latest EMVCo qualification gives manufacturers access to local lab services when launching their contactless payment and transport solutions.
Saving them both time and costs, these services support Indian terminal manufacturers to define, design, deliver and test their contactless terminals. This expanded offering combined with consultancy services boosts Fime’s support for India’s EMV migration, complementing its existing Level 2 and 3 testing.
The Secretary at the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India, Mr. Durga Shanker Mishra, comments: “With Fime, Indian terminal manufacturers no longer need to travel overseas to obtain their EMVCo Level 1 contactless certification. Fime has already supported a number of local payment and transport projects. This additional support comes at the right time, as the large-scale proliferation of NCMC and AFC Gates in our urban mobility ecosystem is driving demand for EMV terminals.”
The Secretary at Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, Mr. Ajay Prakash Sawhney, adds: “This is a great step forward in supporting the “Make in India” initiative. This facility complements the availability of indigenous quality assurance infrastructure for local payment and transport projects to boost urban mobility ecosystem.”
Mr. Angaj Bhandari, Managing Director of India and South Asia at Fime, adds: “Our consultancy and testing services for India continue to support players with terminal innovation and development. Our experts support every stage of business model and technical development to cut costs and timelines, and achieve successful certifications. With our support, Indian vendors can address local requirements while thinking globally.”