CQM Compliance Solutions

Resonance Frequency, Q-Factor
and Reading Distance

Financial card producers have to prove to Mastercard that for each issued banking card they have successfully completed a series of tests including those related to chip card quality.   Mastercard issues their Card Quality Manufacturing (CQM) requirements to ensure the quality of the product during the manufacturing and personalisation phases.


Assure the quality of contactless payment cards to Mastercard CQM standards

Contactless Test Tools

Barnes and Smartware offer CQM Compliance Solutions adapted for personalisation bureaus offering complete coverage of Mastercard mandatory tests including contactless electro-magnetic tests.

  1. Qualification phase – Create your sample set;
  2. Production phase – Test your cards;
  3. View results – Powerful report.


SmartQC software brings a simple step by step process to calculate your sample results set and subsequent monitoring for:

  • #3062# Resonance Frequency
  • #3063# Q-Factor
  • #3064# Reading Distance

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