New Version 3.68 of Barnes CPT/CAT PVT Tool Now Available!

September 2023

Barnes International has released a new version of the CPT/CAT 3000v3CL Personalisation Validation Tool Software to improve the user experience.

Version 3.68.0 (Sep 2023) adds:

  • Product enhancements: New testing functionality EMV 4.4/EMV Co Bulletin 243 Extended Data Authentication (XDA) Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC), New testing functionality Contactless Kernel C8 and New functionality in 60H batch reader for metal cards.
  • Quality Control Specification updates: EMV, Discover, Mada PURE, Interac.;
  • Payment Scheme Personalisation profiles updates: MCCS, JETCO, Cartes Bancaires, Interac.;
  • Test Lab Certification Library and Other Optional Module updates: American Express, China UnionPay, Discover, JCB, Visa, Cartes Bancaires, Interac, Mada PURE, MCCS, NPCI, Verve, Host stimulation.

We highly recommend that all users update their existing CPT or CAT installation. To do so, please download the required update package which also includes the update instructions at (“Product Downloads”).

Update your tool to v3.68.0


FAQ – Software Updates


Why is it important to update my CPT Personalization Validation Tool?

All users are recommended to update their tool in order to keep up with Payment Scheme requirements and to benefit from these improvements.

How do I update my CPT to the new version?

Customers wishing to update their existing CPT or CAT 3000v3 installation can download the required update package from our support page (“Product Downloads”).
The product release notes and update instructions are available within the downloadable zip file.

Do I have to pay?

The software updates require no extra cost and are already included in your license fee.

How do I know what CPT version I am currently using?

To check which version you are currently using: please open your CPT or CAT 3000v3 software and click on Help/ About.



If you have any questions or need more comprehensive update instructions, please email

For more information about Barnes EMV Personalization Validation Test Tools, please visit: or contact our team at


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