Keysight Technologies Announces FIME RF Test Bench for Mobile, Contactless Card Achieves EMVCo Qualification

Test Bench, Based on Keysight’s Test Set, Verifies Compliance of Mobile Handsets, Contactless Cards with EMV Specifications

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 11, 2015 — Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) and FIME today announced that the EMVCo global technical body has qualified the latest version of the FIME Radio Frequency (RF) test bench based on Keysight´s T1141A Test Set.

The test tool addresses the requirements included in the EMV Contactless Level 1 Specification for contactless and mobile payments. FIME, a leading provider of secure-chip consulting and testing services, will use the system to confirm that mobile and contactless card products perform as specified by the EMV Proximity Integrated Circuit Card (PICC) version 2.3 Specification.

The qualification by EMVCo is the result of the successful cooperation between Keysight and FIME and enables both organizations to address the increasing market demand for advanced test equipment.

“We started working with Keysight to expand our RF test bench portfolio to offer more diversity to our customers wishing to purchase RF test tools for in-house usage,” said Pascal le Ray, CEO FIME. “FIME continually broadens its offering to ensure it delivers not only state-of-the-art products and services, but also choice to the industry. The test bench will be used by our EMVCo accredited laboratories globally with the Keysight T1141A Test Set to deliver official EMVCo product approvals.”

“Keysight is very proud to contribute, together with FIME, to the success of the EMV industry with our T1141A Test Set,” said Joe De Pond, vice president and general manager, Mobile Broadband Operations, Keysight. “Our platform delivers flexibility and robustness to address EMVCo, NFC and ISO requirements. FIME and Keysight´s customers will benefit from our successful cooperation and efficient test tools that address current and future needs.”

In addition to EMV contact, contactless and mobile certification tools, laboratory expertise, and consulting services, FIME delivers training to use the RF test bench in-house and helps its customers to further understand the EMVCo Contactless Specifications and improve the performance of their product. This level of training assists customers in efficiently and effectively obtaining EMVCo certification for contactless cards and mobile devices. It also reduces the time needed for product qualification.

FIME’s work with Keysight has focused on EMV Level 1 RF testing for mobile or contactless smartcards (PICC). Both organizations are actively working to address EMVCo requirements and complete qualification of their existing test solutions for payment terminals (Proximity Coupling Device).

FIME and Keysight offer easy upgrade paths for its customers to integrate EMVCo and NFC testing in their test systems.

Additional Information

Information about Keysight’s T3111S NFC Conformance Test System www.keysight.com/find/T3111S. Information about NFC and EMV test standards is available at www.keysight.com/find/nfc. Information about Keysight’s EMV Level 1 secure payment testing system is available at www.keysight.com/find/emvlevel1. For addition information about the T1141A Test Set, contact Keysight at www.keysight.com/find/contactus.

Images can be found at www.keysight.com/find/FIME_images.

About FIME

FIME is a trusted provider of secure-chip consulting services, certification and tools. With operations across America, Asia, Europe, India and the Middle East, it enables customers to bring seamless card and mobile transactions services to market effectively and confidently using secure chip or cloud-based solutions.

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 for Chip Card Specification (NSICC), OSCar Consortium, Softcard and Visa.

Additional information is available at www.fime.com, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) is a global electronic measurement technology and market leader helping to transform its customers’ measurement experience through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight’s electronic measurement instruments, systems, software and services are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipment. The business had revenues of $2.9 billion in fiscal year 2014. Information about Keysight is available at www.keysight.com.

EMV is a trademark owned by EMVCo LLC.

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