The Barnes advantage

Barnes is the chosen EMV and magnetic stripe test tool partner of Banks & Issuers, Card Manufacturers, Personalisation Bureaus, Test Laboratories and Payment Schemes worldwide.

Here are some of the reasons why:

Our Promise

We provide the fastest, most accurate and reliable test tools on the market


Our team has been refining and improving our test products and software for over 20 years

Quality & Peace of Mind

We ensure high quality and conformance to industry standards: ISO, EMV and GSM

Accurate and Reliable

Our tools accurately and reliably identify coding errors on Smart Cards against industry standards.


Our test tools are the fastest in the market place, which reduces your production costs and improves your speed to market

Global Support

We have a multi-lingual team of experts ready to advise and provide support to all our customers

Cost Effective

We are transparent about our fees with no hidden costs within our contracts. This makes our total package costs (including our software) comparatively cost-effective

Developer Assistance

Our test tools are used globally to develop new cards, applications and terminals

Meet with us

Barnes regularly speaks and exhibits at industry events around the world. To discuss your test tool requirements at an event, simply click on the event below, or email

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