FIME terminal integration services and tools updated to align with MasterCard® M-TIP 2.0

Extended terminal integration offering available to international acquiring banks and system integrators

(April 20, 2015) – Following MasterCard’s release of its terminal integration process (M-TIP) specification, version 2.0, FIME has updated its services and test tools to align with MasterCard’s latest test methodology. MasterCard requires acquiring banks to perform successful M-TIP testing before a new payment terminal can be deployed. Acquirers can verify if contact and contactless payment implementations comply with the latest MasterCard requirements, using FIME’s formal approval services, technical support and qualified test tools.

Importantly, M-TIP 2.0 brings the Test Selection Engine (TSE) that allows certification of dual-interface terminals through a single test plan. Acquirers now have three different certification project options: contact, contactless and dual interface. To support the change FIME has introduced an M-TIP Dual-Interface service, specifically for implementations that accept both contact and contactless payments. At the same time M-TIP Contact and M-TIP Contactless services for single interface implementations are also offered.

Additionally, FIME offers technical support services for integration testing. These services ensure that acquirer projects are completed smoothly, on time, and can be offered either on-site or remotely.

“Deployments of mobile and contactless payment solutions are accelerating,” comments Stuart Miller, Bank Products and Services Business Line Manager at FIME. “As a result, we have restructured our technical consulting, automated test tools and certification services to simplify the terminal certification process and offer the speed, EMV expertise and flexibility required by the market. We believe our one-stop solution for acquirer certification projects will maintain FIME as the first choice for acquirers around the world.”

The automated SAVVI test platform is compliant to M-TIP 2.0. It is the only multi-brand tool available in the market to support physical test cards and softcards, increasing flexibility and options for acquiring banks and system integrators. It streamlines the certification process with automated testing, analysis and report generation.

About FIME

FIME is a trusted provider of consulting services, certification and tools. It enables customers to bring seamless card and mobile transactions services to market effectively and confidently using secure chip or cloud-based solutions.

Working with the payment, telecom, transit and identity sectors, FIME is an implementation services partner for customers using contact and contactless EMV, near-field-communication (NFC), trusted service manager (TSM), trusted execution environment (TEE) and host card emulation (HCE) technologies. FIME supports customers from project initiation to completion by advising on technical requirements, consulting on industry regulations certification authority implementation and streamlining testing and certification activity.

With 12 offices around the world, serving more than 3,000 clients in 13 languages, FIME’s customers benefit from a combination of global expertise and local knowledge through a single point of contact. FIME’s dedicated team uses its expertise to create and actively contribute to the advancement and simplification of certification processes. Its service capacity also provides resource scalability to adapt to individual customer needs.
FIME currently has operations across America (Canada and the United States), Asia (Japan, South Korea and Taiwan), Europe (France), India and the Middle East (Dubai).

FIME partners with leading payment schemes and industry bodies to provide consultancy and certifications services for: American Express, Calypso Networks Association, China UnionPay, Discover, eftpos, EMVCo, EMV Migration Forum, First Data, Global Certification Forum (GCF), GlobalPlatform, GSMA, Interac, JCB, MasterCard, Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS), NFC Forum, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), National Standard for Chip Card Specification (NSICC), OSCar Consortium and Visa.

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