EMV Academy Adopts CIM Solutions Throughout EMV, Mobile NFC, Contactless Training Curriculum; to Channel CIM EMV Card Personalization Solutions

LAS VEGAS, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — EMV Academy, America’s EMV migration experts, and CIM USA, a leading provider of card personalization solutions to the global banking and payments industries announced today a strategic partnership.  CIMUSA has become a member of the EMV Academy.  The announcement was made at the opening of the Cartes® Tradeshow here in Las Vegas, NV.  EMV Academy will utilize CIM USA products throughout its fast growing EMV, Mobile NFC and contactless training curriculum serving banks and payments industry constituents in the USA and overseas.  EMV Academy will showcase CIM EMV card personalization solutions through the EMV Academy Preferred Partner Network™.

EMV Academy is the first U.S. based EMV training organization committed to migrating the U.S. banking and payment industry to EMV chip and pin technologies.  Since launching in 2011, it has quickly grown to offer a comprehensive range of EMV training and migration services to acquirers, issuers and payment vendors throughout the USA.  In addition, EMV Academy’s goal to provide its clients access to an unmatched EMV payments technology ecosystem has fueled the expansion of the EMV Academy Preferred Partner Network™ of which CIM USA becomes the latest member.  The Preferred Partner Network™ is comprised of technology leaders serving both issuers and acquirers. Through the Preferred Partner Network™, EMV Academy enables its clients to tap a unique knowledge base, providing access to the latest EMV products and technologies. For EMV Academy partners, it serves as a unique channel to showcase their EMV solutions.

“We are delighted that card personalization leader CIM USA has joined the EMV Academy,” commented Stewart Chalmers, Executive Director, EMV Academy. “Adding CIM’s EMV solutions enhances the knowledge base of our growing payment ecosystem and that of our technical staff across the nation. It provides tremendous value to our EMV training curriculum and to our customers throughout America, especially our card issuers.”

Mads Petersen, Executive Vice President & General Manager of CIM USA commented: “We are extremely excited about joining the EMV Academy Preferred Partner Network™. The emerging EMV market needs easy access to the best of breed solutions for EMV card personalization and issuance. The combined strength of CIM’s extensive experience in financial card issuance and the knowledge base of the EMV Academy and its partners are unique to the industry.”

About the EMV Academy

EMV Academy, America’s EMV migration experts, is a U.S. based EMV training and technical consultancy organization headquartered in Pasadena, California with instructors and technology partners throughout North America and Western Europe.  EMV Academy provides state-of-the art, up to the minute EMV training, EMV migration, compliance, documentation and knowledge across the contact, contactless and mobile NFC payment markets in the U.S., Canada, Europe and South America.   Through its preferred partner network, EMV Academy offers access to the latest EMV products and technologies.

To learn more or schedule and customize a workshop, visit www.emvacademy.com or contact [email protected].

About CIM USA Inc.

CIM is a manufacturer of a complete line of hardware solutions for credit/debit card issuance, ID card printing, and plastic card personalization established in 1985.  CIM USA was established in 1999 to distribute the complete CIM product line into theUSA and Latin America.  With its extensive global partner network, CIM is capable of providing excellent local support service.  For more information visit www.cim-usa.com.

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Stewart Chalmers
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