TORONTO—(Apr 25, 2018)
B2 Payment Solutions Inc. (B2), an organization providing best-in-class products and services for the payment industry, announced today that they have introduced two new EMV test cards sets - the UL Interac USA Interoperability Test Card Set and the UL UAT MSD Contactless Test Card Set..
B2 is a preferred vendor of Interac for EMV certification and testing. Now, with the introduction of the UL Interac USA Interoperability Test Card Set, the company can help U.S. merchants, processors, gateways, ISVs and more test and demonstrate that Canadian-issued EMV cards work properly at U.S. payment acceptance devices when Interac is supported and when it is not. With more U.S. terminals now accepting Interac chip and PIN payments, it will be critical to make sure that these cards work properly and are in accordance with the appropriate U.S. specifications.
“Millions of people cross the U.S. and Canadian border every year, but there are still differences in payment infrastructures – in particular when the migration to EMV started in the U.S.,” said Bruce Murray, president of B2. “There are substantial differences in the way Canadian-issued debit and credit cards are accepted in Canada vs. the U.S., ensuring your acceptance device has been setup correctly is of upmost importance, even when Interac is not supported on your device.”
Additionally, B2 is also introducing a new UL UAT MSD Contactless Test Card Set, which will help test merchant’s contactless readers to see if they support magstripe-grade contactless-only products. This set consists of a Visa and a Mastercard contactless magstripe-only card.
“Payment brands are slowly moving away from magstripe-grade contactless to EMV-grade contactless in the U.S., however, there continues to be a need to test contactless readers to see if they can support magstripe-grade contactless and/or in some cases, ensure magstripe-grade contactless is disabled,” added Murray. “This test card set has been designed to help do just that.”
B2 provides a range of POS test cards, ATM test cards and host test tools, that guide organizations in the payment industry towards a smooth implementation of an EMV, chip and contactless infrastructure. B2’s test card sets—available in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Europe—are also recommended by many processors for user acceptance testing of middleware and semi-integrated solutions. To learn more about B2’s complete test card set product portfolio, please visit: https://b2ps.com/products/b2-emv-test-card-sets.
B2 Payment Solutions (B2) provides best-in-class products and services for the payment industry. The company’s extensive suite of solutions and services enables the company to help lead its customers into the next generation of smart and secure solutions. By applying B2’s services together with world-class technologies from its strategic partners, B2 delivers innovative and award-winning solutions to customers across the globe. To learn more about B2, please visit www.b2ps.com.
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