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ICC Solutions & KEOLABS – streamlining EMV Automated Testing
As the global payments market continues to grow at an exponential rate, with the total number of EMV payment cards in circulation worldwide reaching 10.8bn by the end of 2020 , merchants, processors and acquirers are looking for new ways to automate their EMV testing and speed up time to market for new and upgraded terminals.
Find out about how KEOLABS and ICC Solutions can help make your EMV automated testing cycles simple and easy.
25 Years of Payment Excellence!
On 25th October a small Cheshire company will be celebrating 25 years in the payments industry.
Warrington based ICC Solutions Limited started out in 1996 with 3 staff members and a big dream. 25 years later, the company exports to over 100 countries, has numerous awards under its belt, and is now using its skills and experience to help others.
Visa L3 Consolidated Test Suite
Visa are combining their existing individual test suites to become one consolidated suite. This will affect the following Visa suites: ADVT, CDET, VpTT POS, VpTT ATM and VpTT Transit.
By consolidating the suites, customers will be able to access the complete Visa Level 3 EMV test tool portfolio- allowing immediate access as needed without any delays to testing time.
This change will impact customers who currently have any of the Level 3 Visa suites mentioned above.
Discover Financial Services are consolidating their individual test suites to become one combined suite.
This will affect Discover and Diners contact and contactless test suites as well as Pulse. This consolidation will give customers access to all Discover Financial Services L3 EMV test tool portfolio- allowing immediate access when needed without any delays to testing time. To find out how this will specifically impact you, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ICCSimTMat: WEX Test Suite
Voyager Terminal Integration Test Plan
The Voyager Terminal Integration Test Plan, containing Voyager EMV Terminal Specification (compliant with EMV specification version 4.3), as well as the Voyager Fleet Card Profile Specification is now available.
ICC Solutions gains greater market presence in the US
The ICCSimTMat Tap2Phone Test Suite is an exciting addition to the ICC Solutions portfolio of fully qualified test tools. Giving more payment flexibility, Tap2Phone is designed for seamless phone to phone payments without the need for additional payment hardware.
ICCSimTMat:Tap2Phone Test Suite
ICCSimTMat ExpressPay Transit Test Suite
The ICCSimTMat ExpressPay Transit Test Suite is the American Express contactless payment solution for transit authorities (TA) and transit integrators (TI) wanting to deploy contactless transit access terminals with ExpressPay capability.
Get ready for the fuel Migration to EMV
April 2021 is the deadline for fuel companies to migrate to EMV chip cards as set by the card networks. Get ahead of the game with the help of ICC Solutions.
The team at ICC are proud to announce that Dave and Wendy have each been recognised in Her Majesty the Queen's New Year's Honours list as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.).
An O.B.E. each for Dave and Wendy
Visa Contactless Transit Kernel Specification (VCTKS)
The ICCSimTMat:Visa VCTKS (Visa Contactless Transit Kernel Specification) is now available to purchase from ICC Solutions.
The VCTKS test suite defines the technical differences between the VCPS contactless kernel used in retail acceptance environments and the contactless kernel used in transit acceptance environments, to guide vendors with implementing kernels that can be used in transit acceptance devices. Read More
ICC Solutions selected by Fiscal Systems
Fiscal Systems is a Point of Sale system provider for the Truck Stop and Convenience Store Industry. Fiscal serves its customers by integrating its POS with the major fuel dispenser manufacturers and card processors to facilitate a seamless retail operation.
Fiscal’s vast integrations result in a complex EMV certification requirement. Since Fiscal enables the major EMV fuel terminal platforms to work with various acquirers/processors, separate certifications are required for each combination. Read More
DM... our very own DL
We are delighted and proud to announce that Dave Maisey has been appointed to the role of Deputy Lieutenant for Cheshire. The appointment is official recognition of outstanding public service given to the County of Cheshire and the Commission of Office continues to have effect until Dave's 75th birthday.
Deputy Lieutenants are nominated by the Lord-Lieutenant, and the post is by Crown appointment. This appointment means that Dave will be able to officially represent the Lord-Lieutenant and assist him in his duties as The Queen's Representative in Cheshire.
Visa Contactless Automation Test Suite
ICC Solutions is delighted to announce the immediate availability of the ICCSimTMat Visa Contactless Automation Test Suite – giving vendors greater flexibility and faster testing when using the Visa Contactless suite.
The new Visa Reader/Terminal Test Plan v2.2c has been created as part of Visa’s initiative to encourage test automation and allows for both automation and manual testing. It incorporates Visa contactless v2.2c and Visa ODA test v1.3c.
In order for the vendor to make full use of the automation a Reader controller (defined by Visa) needs to be developed which will communicate with the test tool in order to receive the terminal config for the test being undertaken and to return the result.
The tool also makes use of a card simulator to ensure that testing is as efficient as possible.
Discover® Global Network Approves ICC Solutions as a Discover, Diners Club International® and Pulse® Certification Service Provider
ICC Solutions has become an accredited Discover® Global Network Certification Services’ Provider, following work carried out with Discover Global Network through their Accreditation Program.
ICC Solutions assists Toast reduce time to market for new POS terminal
Launched in 2013, Toast successfully powers restaurants of all sizes with a technology platform that combines restaurant POS, front of house, back of house and guest-facing technology, with a diverse marketplace of third-party applications.
Toast prides itself in being at the forefront of mobile POS hardware, launching a new handheld POS device which was previously only suitable for static POS terminals. Read More
Visa payWave Test Tool (VpTT)
The new VpTT tool from ICC Solutions provides acquirers and payment implementers with a solution for all stages of the development and implementation of any Visa contactless acceptance solution.
ICC Solutions is First with EMVCo Test Tool Standardisation
ICC Solutions, the leading provider of payment testing solutions and services, is the first test tool vendor to receive formal qualification from EMVCo for the first two, of three, technical components defined for the L3 Card Simulator test environment.
Visa Broker Interface Test Suite
The ICCSimCTC: Visa VMPA Broker Interface Test Suite, confirmed by Visa, from ICC Solutions is a new feature within the Visa Mobile Payment Application (VMPA) test suite. Through the Broker Interface, a third party applet can interact with VMPA to provide information or exchange data with VMPA.
Visa Biometric Test Suite (VBCS)
The ICCSimCTC: Visa Biometric Test Suite (VBCS), confirmed by Visa, from ICC Solutions supports biometric card holder verification for Visa Smart Debit and Visa Smart Credit transactions, where the biometric is captured on the terminal (or attached biometric device) and matched on the card for offline verification.
ICC Solutions Gives Customers Greater Contactless Diversity
In an ever evolving payments landscape, ICC Solutions, the leading provider of payment testing solutions, has added the JCB Contactless test suite to its portfolio. Sitting within the globally popular ICCSimTMat Terminal Test suite product range, JCB Contactless gives ICC Solutions partners more choice by offering another brand qualified testing solution.
Visa HCE v1.8.1 Test Tool
ICC Solutions is delighted to announce the immediate availability of the latest version of the Visa HCE v1.8.1 Test Suite, qualified by Visa International, running on the industry leading ICCSimCTC Card Test Platform. The Visa Cloud-Based Payments Contactless Specification is necessary for those looking to develop products and solutions supporting cloud based payments on a mobile application.
Paula Turner appointed Chief Technology Officer
Global secure payments specialist, ICC Solutions, is delighted to announce that, with immediate effect, Paula Turner has been appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
UnionPay certifies ICC Solutions for QuickPass Test Suite
ICC Solutions is delighted to announce the immediate availability of the QuickPass Test Suite certified by UnionPay International (UPI) running on the industry leading ICCSimTMat test tool platform.
ICC Solutions qualified by American Express for AEIPS AFD
ICC Solutions is delighted to announce the immediate release of AEIPS AFD test suite, qualified by American Express, supporting the complete set of test cases to be executed during the American Express AFD for AEIPS terminal certification process.
The High Sheriff's Awards for Enterprise
ICC Solutions is extremely proud to announce that Dave Maisey, CEO and a Founder Director, has won the UK High Sheriff of Cheshire’s Award for Enterprise 2017/18 for Outstanding Cheshire & Warrington Business Leader. The award recognises an Outstanding Business Leader who has shown exceptional vision and leadership at the helm of a successful and growing business which has also contributed to the development and reputation of the whole sub-region.
Interac partners with ICC Solutions to further Chip & PIN payments migration for Interac in the U.S.
TORONTO, January 16, 2018 – Canadians will be able to use chip technology through
the Interac® Debit service at more merchant locations across the U.S., thanks to a new partnership between Interac Association/Acxsys Corporation and ICC Solutions, a cross-border debit certification provider. With this partnership, ICC Solutions becomes a preferred chip certification vendor for Interac in the U.S., facilitating testing support for
U.S. merchants and acquirers and validating Interac’s certifications results in accordance with its U.S. specifications.