Collis has been selected by JCB to Develop a Personalization Validation Tool

Collis has been selected by JCB to Develop a Personalization Validation Tool

Singapore, 14 April 2008–JCB and Collis announce today that JCB has chosen Collis to develop a personalization validation tool for JCB J/Smart and J/Speedy payment platforms.

Collis is extremely pleased to collaborate with JCB on this project. It marks another significant milestone in the efforts of both Collis and JCB to ensure high quality of premium payment technology.

Rick Hsu, Managing Director, Collis Asia, comments: “Collis has been in partnership with JCB for several years, during which time a number of successful joint projects have been completed. This project (personalization validation tool development) further reinforces the strong relationship between Collis and JCB.

With full coverage of JCB personalization validation test plan and easy integration with Collis EMV PVT, JCB issuers can now ensure global interoperability and production quality. This can be achieved through a built-in user-friendly graphical interface and a detailed validation report.”

Takahiro Horikoshi, Senior Vice President, JCB, adds: “We are happy to announce that Collis will be developing JCB’s personalization validation test tool supporting both J/Smart contact and J/Speedy Contactless cards. With this tool, JCB card issuers and bureaus can verify personalized data easily and shorten the time to market.

With Collis’ experience in tool development, marketing expertise, and smart card consulting capability, we are confident that Collis will create a personalization tool that our members can use for a more efficient issuance of J/Smart and J/Speedy cards. This makes our cards more widely accepted and enjoyed by customers around the world.”

About Collis BV

Collis is a market leader in the designing and testing of smartcard-based electronic transaction systems. Established in 1997, Collis has offices in the Netherlands, Singapore, the United States, and Scotland. Collis serves global markets of Payments, EMV, e-ID and Mobile Technology with over 140 employees world-wide. Collis enjoys the official recognition of credit card payment associations (Visa, MasterCard, JCB, Interac among others, and EMVCo). For more information about Collis, visit:

About JCB

JCB is a major global payment brand and one of the leading credit card issuers and acquirers in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding overseas in 1981. Its merchant network includes 14 million merchants and spans 190 countries and territories. JCB cards are now issued in 20 countries and territories, with more than 59 million card members. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with more than 350 leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase merchant coverage and card member base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to provide responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide. For more information, visit:

Contact Information

Collis Headquarters & EMEA
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Collis Asia
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