Streamline their product time to market, avoiding iterations and redesigns during the certification process. Applus+ offers a wide range of services to terminal vendors who aim functional and security evaluation for their payment and terminal product.


More than testing: Focused in service quality and time to market


1. Training (open courses)

  • Payment terminal specifications training
  • Certification preparation and accompaniment
  • Common Criteria and hardware devices security testing training
  • PCI-PTS Technical assistance
  • Audit and guidance on testing strategy
  • Test scheme definition
  • Management and preparation

2. Pre-evaluation

  • Functional debug sessions (online, in-house or in the laboratory)
  • NFC antenna parameters
  • Interoperability testing
  • PCI PTS and Common Criteria GAP analysis
  • PCI PTS pre-evaluations

3. Evaluation for official certification

  • Interoperability services
  • PCI PTS security evaluations
  • Common Criteria security evaluation
  • Type Approval according payment schemes (L1, L2 and interoperability)

4. Applus+ Independent Assessment

  • Independent technical security assessment client oriented (besides certification)
  • Independent report that verifies the product compliance with EMVCo and payment schemes specifications.

Why Choose Applus+ Laboratories

High expertise in payment industry
Flexibility and capacity
Functional and security services in the same facilities (sincronized time schedule)
Service Excellence, recognized by Visa in 2017 and 2018 as 'Best Performance for Testing Services of Card Acceptance Device Products'
Functional Accreditations   Security Accreditations
  • PCD L1 (Cless) NEW 3.0 Spec
  • PCD Interoperability
  • IFM L1 (CT)
  • CT Kernel L2
  • Kernel C-3 L2
  • Kernel C-4 L2
  • Kernel C-6 L2
  • Entry Point
  • Performance
  • Modular and independency
  • Visa payWave (VCPS) for POS / mPOS Tap to Phone
  • Visa VOQOS for transport
  • Visa VCTKS for transport
  • Visa Crosstesting for POS / mPOS Tap to Phone
  • Contactless D-PAS (Functional, Cross Testing, ZIP)
  • ExpressPay
  • Interoperability
  • Security boxes and similar devices
Common Criteria (CC)
  • Security boxes and similar devices (including Common.SECC reports)

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