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Type approval services for PICC, PCD and COTS



EMV® is the global technical body for payment cards, mobiles and readers based on contact and contactless smart card technologies. The EMV specifications encompass test procedures and compliance processes managed by EMVCo, an organisation jointly owned and operated by American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, UnionPay and Visa.

ICUBE is accredited by EMVCo to perform:

  • Level 1 Card Type Approval (Analog and Digital)

  • Level 1 Terminal Type Approval (Analog, Digital and Interoperability)

  • Level 1 COTS Type Approval and Evaluation Process (Analog, Digital and Interoperability)
    COTS for Commercial Off-The-Shelf  i.e. when a mobile device is used for contactless payment acceptance

EMV® is a registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries and an unregistered trademark elsewhere.

The EMV trademark is owned by EMVCo, LLC.