Collis CPV Test Tool qualified by MasterCard

Collis CPV Test Tool qualified by MasterCard

Leiden (NL) 6 May, 2008–Collis announces today that MasterCard has qualified Collis’ new MasterCard Card Personalisation Validation (CPV) module within the Collis EMV Personalisation Validation Tool (Collis EMV PVT).

Professional testing of personalized MasterCard EMV/PayPass™ cards is essential to ensure worldwide accept- ance of cards. Collis’ newly developed module checks if MasterCard cards are correctly personalized according to MasterCards’s CPV test specifications.

The CPV module has been qualified by MasterCard to ensure that the tool adheres to MasterCard (test) specifications. With this module issuers of MasterCard cards can speed up the personalization process and shorten time-to-market. The Collis EMV PVT with the MasterCard CPV module is now the most thorough, comprehensive testing tool available in the market today.

Christian Delporte, Head of Chip Product Development at MasterCard Worldwide said: “We are pleased that the tool offered by Collis, a recognized player in the chip testing market, is qualified as part of the MasterCard program. This qualification offers a test tool available to MasterCard issuers to prepare the formal Card Personalization Validation session. We are confident that MasterCard issuers will directly benefit from this qualification. MasterCard will inform its customers about qualified test tools via the MasterCard OnLine™ website which reflect the latest status of all qualified tools.”

Collis CEO, Dirk Jan van den Heuvel comments: “Recently MasterCard decided to open up the market for third party test tool vendors. Collis is delighted to be one of the first to offer an officially qualified MasterCard testing tool. We anticipate that it will be of great value for MasterCard member banks, card issues.”

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About Collis BV

Collis is the leading competence centre in the design and testing of smart card based electronic transaction systems. Collis has provided market leading Testing Tools and expert Consultancy & Training to the Payment/EMV, e-Identification & 3G/GSM markets for over a decade. An official Visa Chip Migration Partner, Collis is also a member of the MasterCard Vendor Program, Visa Partner Network and GlobalPlatform. Collis enjoys official recognition of credit card payment associations (Visa, MasterCard, JCB, and others as well as EMVCo), and is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company. For more information about Collis, visit:

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