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FIME Accredited by Visa in Korea for HCE Level 1 Testing

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FIME Accredited by Visa in Korea for HCE Level 1 Testing

Offers largest international coverage to NFC device manufacturers

14 December 2015 – FIME, a trusted global provider of consulting services, certification and test tools, today announces that Visa has accredited its Korean test center to perform host card emulation (HCE) Level 1 testing. Handset and chipset manufacturers can now work with FIME to ensure that their devices, which support HCE proximity payments, are functionally compliant.

With FIME’s EMEA laboratory already accredited, its customers now have access to the largest international coverage available on the market. FIME’s Korean operation can now help regional and global manufacturers to validate the contactless capabilities of their products following analog and digital testing, in line with Visa’s requirements.

“With HCE projects in various stages of development and deployment globally, its incorporation into the functional testing process is essential to ensure global interoperability and consistent performance,” comments Jae-Yeob Jung, Country Manager, South Korea. “This accreditation is important for our work with large handset manufacturers in Korea and those based around the world. With the market evolving rapidly, we are already supporting much of the ecosystem with both Level 1 and Level 2 consultancy and testing services for HCE, tokenization and a range of other specifications, and we look forward to sharing further accreditation announcements in the coming months.”

Find out more about FIME’s services or contact a regional office to discuss a specific project. FIME equips its global test laboratories with the latest automated test equipment which has been qualified by a range of international, independent schemes and bodies. 


About FIME

FIME is a trusted provider of consulting services, certification and tools. It enables customers to bring seamless card and mobile transactions services to market effectively and confidently using secure chip or cloud-based solutions.

Working with the payment, telecom, transit and identity sectors, FIME is an implementation services partner for customers using contact and contactless EMV, near-field-communication (NFC), trusted service manager (TSM), trusted execution environment (TEE) and host card emulation (HCE) technologies. FIME supports customers from project initiation to completion by advising on technical requirements, consulting on industry regulations, certification authority implementation and streamlining testing and certification activity.

With 11 offices around the world, serving more than 3,000 clients, FIME combines its global expertise and local knowledge to support its customers. FIME’s dedicated team actively contributes to the advancement and simplification of certification processes. Its service capacity also provides resource scalability to adapt to individual customer needs.

FIME currently has operations across America (Canada and the United States), Asia (Japan, South Korea and Taiwan), Europe (France), India and the Middle East (Dubai).

FIME partners with leading payment schemes and industry bodies to provide consultancy and certifications services for: American Express, Calypso Networks Association, China UnionPay, Discover, eftpos, EMVCo, EMV Migration Forum, First Data, Global Certification Forum (GCF), GlobalPlatform, GSMA, Interac, JCB, MasterCard, Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS), NFC Forum, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), National Standard Indonesia for Chip Card Specification (NSICC), OSCar Consortium, RuPay and Visa.


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