Barnes International to showcase 100% card personalisation testing capabilities at Cards & Payments Asia

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Petersfield, buy UK, March 14th 2015 – Barnes International, a global smart card test tool leader and supplier to Banks, Issuers, Card Manufacturers, Personalisation Bureaus and Test Laboratories, will be exhibiting and speaking at Cards & Payments Asia, taking place  between April 22 – 23 2015 at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore.  With over 200 speakers across 120 sessions, this event attracts over 1000 conference attendees, with an additional 7000 attendees who choose to visit the exhibition only to keep up to date with the latest industry offerings.

As part of the free seminar programme taking place on the show floor, on Wednesday, 22nd April at 4.20pm, Barnes Managing Director Brian Summerhayes will be presenting  on “Advances towards 100% card personalisation testing”.  The presentation will explore new advancements to extend the current process of random testing of EMV cards to 100% QC testing on the personalisation machine or a separate post-personalisation QC inspection.    Mr Summerhayes comments “Asian card manufacturers and issuers are increasingly requesting more sophisticated QC tools to reduce the time and costs of their operations.  This presentation will be of particular interest to companies who are looking for advanced card personalisation QC testing, and are striving for first-time EMV Payment Scheme certification.”

Visitors to the Barnes stand (A02, Hall 4) can see demonstrations of Barnes solutions, which include EMV chip card and Mobile payment application test tools particularly beneficial to those involved in the EMV migration process.  Barnes products are used worldwide by banks, issuers and personalisation bureaus to ensure their chip debit and credit cards and mobile payment products meet the requirements of their chosen payment scheme, such as American Express, Discover, MasterCard, UnionPay or Visa. In addition, card manufacturers and test laboratories use Barnes test tools in the development, certification and manufacture of ISO, CQM and EMV compliant contact, contactless and dual interface cards, mobile payment applications and for ISO and CQM testing of Magnetic Stripe cards.

Mr Summerhayes adds: “We are already working with many Financial Institutions across the Asian continent who are taking steps to protect their cardholders through the introduction of EMV payment cards. Our  test tools are selected to support their EMV migration and accreditation programmes due to their speed, accuracy and reliability, which is complemented by high-levels of personal customer service and technical support. We invite visitors to Cards and Payments Asia to come to our stand and see for themselves how quick and easy it is to implement industry-leading quality assurance practices with Barnes.”

To arrange a meeting with Mr Summerhayes at Cards & Payment Asia, please email

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