MasterCard has accredited TÜV SÜD Product Service to provide type approval testing and certification of MasterCard Contactless Readers v3.0 (“MCL 3.0,” formerly referred to as PayPass Reader v3.0”).
TÜV SÜD has invested over £100,000 in the new service. This includes a robot that simulates how a card would be used by a purchaser in a contactless transaction by physically presenting tests cards and mobile devices against payment terminals multiple times.
TÜV SÜD already manages MasterCard’s Global Terminal Quality Management (TQM) programme, approving Quality Management System in place for Level 1 products by performing factory audits of terminal manufacturers across the world.
Jean-Louis Evans, Managing Director of TÜV SÜD Product Service, said: “Our investment in becoming an accredited testing lab for MasterCard contactless readers builds on our in-depth experience within the payments industry. We can support manufacturers across Europe with a testing service that ensures reliability of their terminal, and minimises time to market for their new products in this competitive space.”
TÜV SÜD is an accredited EMVCo Level 1 and Level 2 testing laboratory with more than 10 years’ of experience in the payment systems market, testing products such as vending units, electronic point of sale (EPOS) and automatic teller machines (ATM). As an independent third-party test and certification body, specialising in innovative products, TÜV SÜD is authorised to carry out testing for payment systems devices against the harmonised debit/credit EMV standards.
TÜV SÜD’s global Payment Card Industry (PCI) services deliver against the multitude of standards which define different requirements for payment card processing. We support banks, processors, payment service providers, hosting providers, merchants, and payment application vendors with both advisory and assessment services.