Barnes CPT: the 1st Visa-qualified Test Tool for Self-Service PVT

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The CPT 3000v3CL from Barnes International is the FIRST Visa-Qualified Test Tool for Self-Service Personalization Validation Testing with report submission facility

Barnes International Limited announces that its Personalization Validation Testing Tool complemented by the Visa GPR PVT Certification Module has been qualified by Visa in Europe (August 21st, 2020) and has become the first to be fully validated by Visa using the PVT Tool Qualification process making it suitable for the Self-Service Personalization Validation Testing process for the European Region.  CPT/CAT 3.62.1 with the latest Visa GPR PVT Certification Test Module 3.7.017 is now available.

Issuers and Card Personalization Bureaus can now test their cards with the qualified tool and directly generate a Pass results file for electronic submission into Visa in Europe’s validation process – instead of sending the physical cards to Visa in Europe’s offices – saving considerable time, effort and cost.  Sending only a Pass file should eliminate multiple rounds of iterations of the Visa validation process.

Barnes CPT 3000v3CL PVT tool enables Issuers and Card Personalization Bureaus to validate and pre-certify their cards against the latest payment scheme chip personalization requirements and product rules. It is used to enhance quality assurance practises and ensure EMV® cards meet stringent payment scheme specifications when sent for formal card personalization validation testing.  The tool is reinforced with Barnes’ expert consultancy and support services, the tool – qualified across more than 20 international and domestic payment schemes – helps Issuers and Card Personalization Bureaus speed up Card Development and time to market as well as Quality Control processes.

The Visa GPR PVT Certification Module, to be used for the certification validation process with Visa, complements the CPT3000v3CL PVT Tool used for final Quality Control during personalization. For the European market, the Visa GPR PVT Certification Module is significantly enhanced to conform to the published Visa in Europe PVT tool specification requirements (see the Client Personalization Validation Testing (PVT) Process Guide v1.0, February 2020 and PVT Tool Qualification Process v1.0, June 2020 from Visa).

  • Issuers and Card Personalization Bureaus wishing to improve their Visa Certification process and reduce costs and delays can purchase Barnes’ PVT Tool, the CPT 3000v3CL.
  • Existing CPT 3000v3CL users can simply complement it with the Visa GPR PVT module.
  • The new Visa CCRT report submission facility is brand new software to facilitate the new Visa preferred way to do card certification in EU. Visa GPR module users can upgrade to include this new facility.


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    Additional Resources:
    Barnes releases a new version of the Visa GPR PVT Module”, Barnes News, May 7th, 2020
    “Visa-Qualified Test Tool for Self-Service PVT Is Now Available”, Visa Business News, October 15th, 2020
    New Self-Service Personalization Validation Testing Process Available for Chip Cards”, Visa Business News, January 30th, 2020
    Payment Technology Service Fee Changes for Consultation and Self-Service Personalization Validation Testing”, Visa Business News, May 21st, 2020

    * EMV is a registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries, and is an unregistered trademark in other countries, owned by EMVCo.

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