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COMPRION advances its EMVCo portfolio by offering an EMVCo PICC Analog Test Solution for mobile phone approval according to EMVCo standards. The solution consists of the conformance test system UT³ Platform, a Kawasaki robot in a safety cell and additional EMVCo test equipment, such as antennas. The new test system, for which qualification will start in December 2015, will be first introduced at CARTES in Paris, November 17-19 2015. The UT³ Platform simulates a POS terminal in order to test a bank card or a cell phone used for mobile payments. The integrated robot positions the card or mobile phone with high precision and repeatability as required by EMVCo.
With an execution time of approximately 1.5 hours for the EMVCo Type A tests, the new system is the most efficient test solution. Swantje Missfeldt, EMVCo Product Manager at COMPRION, states "We are very proud of the speed considering the high number of positions, repetitions and the necessary calculations as well as measurements." The highly automated system works very accurately thanks to a six-axis Kawasaki robot that is able to position the mobile phone or bank card at all angles imaginable. Missfeldt adds "The COMPRION solution is the only one with an integrated oscilloscope, saving extra hardware and calibration costs."
The COMPRION EMVCo solution is the result of the increasing convergence of the telecommunication and banking industries driven by the growing mobile payment deployments. Handset manufacturers that want to enable mobile payment services on their devices need to prove - also as part of the GSMA TS.27 NFC Handset Test Book requirements - that they conform to EMVCo standards. Otherwise, their devices will not be approved for the market. Missfeldt explains "As many of our customers, such as handset- and chip manufacturers as well test laboratories, already use the COMPRION conformance test system UT³ Platform for GCF and NFC Forum mobile phone type approval, we have been asked to also offer the new EMVCo tests on the same system - in the known high quality."
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