The payment market is continually changing, with terminal manufacturers struggling to keep up to date with a number of different solutions, including contact, contactless and mobile. For example, there are now new certification requirements for both EMVCo Level 1 (hardware) and Level 2 (software). Changes to the MasterCard PayPass standards also come into force, with 3.1 superseding 3.02 and 3.03 in July 2016.
TÜV SÜD provide a number of different solutions for payment terminals, testing to the EMVCo, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and JCB specifications. Additionally we are contracted to provide services under the MasterCard Global Terminal Quality Management (TQM) programme.
We have over 15 years’ of experience in the payment systems market, providing accredited EMVCo Level 1 and Level 2 contact and contactless terminal testing through our UK and Japanese laboratories. The products we test range from vending units, electronic point of sale (EPOS), automatic teller machines (ATM) and mobile point of sale (mPOS).
TÜV SÜD’s services include:
The TQM scheme was created by MasterCard to ensure that the functionality of chip terminals, as certified during type approval testing by EMVCo, can be sustained throughout a manufacturing cycle.
If you are a vendor of credit or debit-card terminals and wish to participate in a Terminal Integration Programme (or TIP) with MasterCard, then you will be required to obtain a "TQM Label" for those parts of your terminal defined as an InterFace Module (IFM, for contact chip and pin terminals) and/or as a Proximity Coupling Device (PCD for contactless card terminals).
TÜV SÜD also offers complementary services:
TÜV SÜD offers an unbiased and technically competent service, for a wide range of subsystems and systems. We prepare reports and manage the type approval process, providing fast evaluation and clearance. As a trusted and well respected testing laboratory, even for the most highly advanced technologies, we have always added value with our compliance and compatibility solutions.