FIME helps ID TECH achieve industry’s first EMV® Contactless Interface 3.0 approval

July 8, 2019

ID TECH has received the industry’s first EMV®* Contactless Interface v3.0 approval for its ViVOpay line of contactless payment devices. FIME’s services were instrumental in certifying ID TECH’s contactless product with EMVCo’s updated EMV Level 1 Specification.

The enhanced specification addresses the latest interoperability and communication needs of EMV acceptance devices and contactless payment form factors.

“ID TECH has once again shown its leadership role in the payment industry, and particularly with NFC. Our expertise in contactless technologies has allowed us to be the first payment company with a product that meets the much improved and rigorous EMVCo 3.0 contactless L1 specification. With this new implementation and certification, our customers can be confident that our products are ready for the future,” comments Eric Lecesne, VP EMV Strategy and Platform Engineering at ID TECH.

“ID TECH and FIME have collaborated very successfully for more than 15 years,” adds Stephanie El Rhomri, VP Services at FIME. “Our expertise, comprehensive services and proximity to ID TECH have been fundamental in helping them achieve this first approval, quickly and cost effectively. The market now has an acceptance solution that delivers increased interoperability, reducing false declines in-store.”

The availability of leading testing tools brings flexibility to FIME customers worldwide. Product development and debugging can either happen in-house at the customer’s site or at FIME lab ahead of formal approval. FIME’s experts also offer training and set-up assistance on the tools to ensure consistency between in-house testing processes and formal approval conditions.

For more information on ID TECH and its ViVOpay contactless product line, visit For more information on the specification, test tools and discounts available to first-movers, please contact FIME here.

*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.

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