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UL accredited by EMVCo to perform CMP Product Type Approval Testing

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UL accredited by EMVCo to perform Contactless Mobile Payment (CMP) Product Type Approval Testing

Basingstoke, United Kingdom; 16th of May, 2013: UL is very pleased to announce their UK-based security laboratory has been accredited by EMVCo to perform Contactless Mobile Product Type Approval Testing.

This accreditation means that, UL has extended their EMVCo services to include Application Activation User Interface (AAUI) / Proximity Payment System Environment (PPSE) testing for product providers, to ensure their products align to the EMVCo specification before being brought to market.

EMVCo established the Contactless Mobile Payment Product Type Approval process to test compliance with the EMV Specifications. The CMP Product Type Approval process provides an increased level of confidence that interoperability and consistent behaviour between compliant mobile payment products have been achieved.

Stephen Kirk, a UL Vice President, commented: “We are very pleased to have gained this accreditation, which is becoming increasingly valued and recognised around the world. The importance of EMVCo standards and all other industry bodies is essential to ensure contactless technology becomes a reality with a secure, interoperable and stable infrastructure.

Being an accredited lab allows us to expand the services we offer our customers and ensure smooth and successful product launches. In UL our goal is to help making mobile payments possible.”

With EMV implemented almost everywhere nowadays and the on-going implementation of contactless technology, the next step for payments is the use of mobile devices to perform mobile payments. The challenge with this new technology is to ensure that it is secure, interoperable and convenient. Therefore, all mobile handsets need to comply with the standards defined by EMVCo and other industry bodies such as GlobalPlatform. UL UK-based laboratory is accredited to perform security evaluations on your handsets supporting embedded secure elements against the highest standards.

UL’s transaction security services were formed after the acquisition of RFI Smart (part of RFI Global Services Ltd) in 2010 and Collis and Witham Laboratories in 2012. On the 1st of November 2012, the three companies rebranded to UL and became one. Under the UL umbrella they offer extensive advisory services, training, test and certification services, security evaluation services and test tools to the payment, mobile, e-Ticketing and ID management domains worldwide.

For further information please visit www.ul-ts.com

About UL Transaction Security services

UL’s Transaction Security service line was formed in 2012 as a result of combining Collis, RFI Global Services and Witham Laboratories under the UL umbrella. This resulted in UL being an independent technical resource in the transaction security technology domain, offering:

· Advisory services

· Training courses

· Security evaluation (incl. PCI and Common Criteria)

· Functional test services & certification

· Test tools

UL’s Transaction Security service line is officially recognised by numerous payment associations, including Visa, MasterCard, JCB, American Express, EMVCo, GlobalPlatform, MobeyForum, Smart Card Alliance, ACT Canada and more.

For more information, go to UL-TS.com

About UL

UL is a premier global safety science company with more than 100 years of proven history. Employing over 9,000 professionals in 46 countries, UL is evolving the future of safety with five distinct business units – Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Verification and Knowledge Services – to meet the expanding needs of customers and the global public.

For more information on UL’s family of companies and network of 95 laboratories, testing and certification facilities, go to UL.com.

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