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EMVCo Terminal Functional Type Approval

EMVCo established the Type Approval process for the testing and approval of payment acceptance devices

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EMVCo established the Type Approval process for the testing and approval of payment acceptance devices in accordance with EMV Level 1 and Level 2 specification requirements.

The contact and contactless terminal-chip card interfaces must be certified following the EMV Level 1 requirements, including electrical and protocol testing in the contact side, and analog and digital testing for contactless interfaces.

Besides, terminal kernels must also go through official type approval. This Level 2 certification is managed by EMVCo for contact devices and by the specific schemes for contactless enabled terminals.

Key Benefits

  • UL offers dedicated test facilities for both pre-qualification and formal approval testing services. UL's accredited laboratories use EMVCo qualified testing tools and audited test platforms to perform testing against EMVCo Level 1 and Level 2 contact and contactless requirements.

Available options:

  • EMVCo Level 1 - Contact
  • EMVCo Level 1 - Contactless
  • EMVCo Level 2 - Contact
  • EMVCo Level 2 - Contactless
  • Mastercard Level 2 - Contactless
  • Visa Contactless Cross testing
  • Visa Level 2 - Contactless