Barnes receives Discover Qualification for D-PAS Personalization Validation Test Tool

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Barnes International, a leading supplier of EMV Test Tools, training and consultancy, is pleased to announce the qualification of its CPT3000v3 and CAT3000v3 Personalization Validation Test Tools for the Discover® Contact D-Payment Application Specification (D-PAS) CPV requirements.

The qualified Barnes D-PAS CPV Test Tool will be of particular interest to U.S. banks, card manufacturers, personalization bureaus and test laboratories that are planning to introduce Discover and Diners Club International EMV cards.  It will allow them to pre-validate their EMV cards prior to the official approval process with the same tests used by Discover for Discover and Diners Club International card testing, thereby speeding up the certification process and launch of their EMV cards.

To pre-validate cards against the Discover Contact D-PAS Chip Card Personalization Validation Rules v1.0, the Discover Test module can be added to existing or new Test Tools.  One of the advantages of the Barnes Test Tool is that as a Payment Scheme make updates to their Chip Card Personalization Validation Rules, updated Tests Modules are quickly made available to customers ensuring they are always testing their EMV payment products against the latest requirements.

Brian Summerhayes, Managing Director of Barnes International, adds: “We are extremely pleased to announce the qualification of our Discover D-PAS Test Tool module to Discover and Diners Club International PVT requirements, and look forward to supporting the US payments community in rolling out Discover-approved EMV cards as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.  We shall continue to work closely with Discover and the other payment schemes to continue to enhance the process of improving and expediting card approval and quality control testing tools for issuers and manufacturers.”

Originally launched in 1999, the CPT3000v3 and CAT3000v3 are the latest versions of Barnes’ Personalization Validation Tools (PVT).  The quick, accurate and reliable test tools are today relied on in over 90 countries to speed up EMV card certification, and provide quality assurance and confidence to companies involved in the manufacturing, personalization and issuance of EMV chip cards.

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