Fime Shenzhen lab OK'd for EMVCo, MasterCard, Visa testing and approval
Chinese vendors with international aspirations can now receive local multischeme support for their EMV projects at the Fime testing laboratory in Shenzhen, China.
According to a press release, the Shenzhen facility has been accredited by EMVCo to deliver testing, debugging and type approval services for contactless EMV Level 1 for card terminal and mobile transactions, and contact EMV Level 2 terminal transactions.
The lab has also received accreditation from MasterCard and Visa to deliver contactless terminal testing and type approval services in line with the requirements of each scheme.
This array of accreditations gives Chinese chip, terminal and device manufacturers access to local support as they seek to certify their EMV projects with key international payment bodies and schemes.
The Fime China office is now able to deliver end-to-end support for EMV projects, responding to the region's increasing demand for multischeme solutions and the rising number of vendors keen to trade internationally, the release said.
"Payments in China is a rapidly expanding market, and vendors have increasingly global business aspirations," said Fime CEO Lionel Grosclaude. "Combining these latest accreditations with our global expertise, our China lab can now offer local support to vendors delivering EMV solutions in line with the biggest international schemes, without the additional cost and inconvenience of a test service provider based abroad."