Level 1 EMVCo Terminal Type Approval tests compliance with EMV specifications, providing an increased level of confidence that interoperability and consistent behavior between compliant applications are achieved.
Contact and contactless terminals are now rapidly permeating the payment, transport and identity markets.
UL is accredited to carry out formal EMVCo Level 1 certification. The contact interface of the terminal (also called Interface Module, IFM) needs to be certified, as defined in EMV Book 1/Part 1, including electrical and protocol testing. The contactless interface of the terminal also needs to be certified (as defined in EMV Book 1/Part 1), including analog and digital testing.
The analog testing helps ensure contactless technologies are designed to comply with EMVCo radio frequency and load modulation requirements. It helps ensure that the magnetic field characteristics are able to carry communication.
The digital testing encompasses Type A or Type B communication protocols testing. It helps ensure that the timing, anti-collision, and protocol characteristics are able to carry communication.
- EMVCo Level 1 functional debug and type approval services for contact terminal devices
- EMVCo Level 2 application kernel functional debug and type approval services for contact and contactless terminal devices