Today, COMPRION has announced that CTC advanced GmbH, a test laboratory of the RWTÜV group, located in Saarbruecken (Germany), have bought the EMVCO PCD Analog Test Solution by COMPRION. They will use the system for type approval of point-of-sale (POS) terminals according to EMVCo version 2.6 which becomes mandatory on January 1st, 2017. The new version requires a high degree of automation including accurate positioning by help of a robot.
The decision to offer PCD type approval services using the COMPRION system had several reasons according to Andreas Ehre, Director Company Management at CTC advanced: “Firstly, this solution sticks out as it comes with an already integrated – fully qualified – high-quality robot positioning system. Secondly, we have already made very good experiences with the use of the COMPRION solution for EMVCo electrical level 1 testing in terms of service, support, and reliability. And thirdly, we strive to offer our testing services using test tools from the maximum number of tool vendors, completed with test solutions developed by CTC advanced.”
Swantje Missfeldt, COMPRION Product Manager for the EMVCo solution is pleased about the lab’s decision: “COMPRION enables laboratories to offer PCD testing services quickly. The test lab is not forced – as with other test tools – to additionally qualify the robot system and prove its accuracy at their own expense. As in the past, we continue to work closely together to grant our customers optimal use of our solution.”
For more than ten years, CTC advanced GmbH (formerly CETECOM ICT Services GmbH), and COMPRION have not only been customer and supplier. “We see each other as partners. We have always cooperated closely when it comes to topics such as tool validation, electromagnetic compatibility, or accredited measurements. We have similar customers with a demand for high quality. It’s our mutual interest to serve them as reliably as we can”, says Michael Wehmeier, Managing Director at COMPRION.
The COMPRION solution consists of the conformance system UT³ Platform, a Kawasaki robot, and a variety of antennas – all integrated into a safety cell.
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About CTC advanced GmbH
CTC advanced is a member of the RWTÜV group. CTC advanced (formerly known as CETECOM ICT Services GmbH, Saarbrücken) serves customers with a broad variety of consulting, testing and certification services. With this, CTC advanced becomes full-service provider in the qualification and approval of products, including market access, regulatory qualification as well as certifications for private schemes. Having its roots in telecommunication testing and certification, CTC advanced is not limited to specific industries. One specific branch in which CTC advanced has evolved to a major partner is the payment industry. Providing debug and type approval testing for many payment schemes including EMVCo, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express and furthermore in related areas such as NFC, RFID, e-Identification, e-ticketing, e-health offers manufacturers of cards, terminals, mobiles, tags and wearables a unique test and service environment.
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