ICC Solutions Joins EMV Academy as Preferred Partner for EMV Based Contact and Contactless Test Solutions

PASADENA, Calif., and PARIS, France, November 15, 2011 – UK-based ICC Solutions LTD, a leading provider of contact and contactless test solutions to the global banking and payment industry, and EMV Academy announced today a strategic partnership.  ICC Solutions has joined the EMV Academy as the Academy’s preferred provider of EMV contact and contactless test solutions.  EMV Academy is the first U.S. based EMV training academy committed to seamlessly migrating EMV chip and pin technologies in the USA


EMV based chip and pin technologies are widely used throughout the world.  The United States has recently begun transitioning from the traditional, less secure magnetic stripe technology to the new, more secure EMV chip and pin cards. In August, VISA outlined its EMV migration Roadmap for the United States.  Aside from security and cost benefits, EMV provides an opportunity for banks, credit unions and other financial organizations to market a broader and more secure suite of products to consumers and businesses.


ICC Solutions’ membership in the EMV Academy enables both companies to open up new channels for customers to access the most innovative suite of EMV training, contact and contactless test solutions on the market.


“We are delighted to have a global payment industry leader like ICC Solutions as a partner in the EMV Academy,” commented Stewart Chalmers, Executive Director, EMV Academy.  “EMV Academy is becoming a major training resource to U.S. banks and payment vendors through its training curriculum and EMV migration services.  At the core of these services is an exclusive group of partners like ICC Solutions, who can provide customers with best technologies and a practical way forward for implementing EMV in America.”


”ICC Solutions remains firmly committed to providing the best possible solutions that will enable reliable, efficient and cost effective testing during all stages of an EMV product lifecycle,” adds Dave Maisey, CEO, ICC Solutions. “We are very pleased to partner with the EMV Academy, which will enable both companies to offer a comprehensive solutions and services portfolio which will be strongly focused on assisting the migration to EMV in the US.”



About the EMV Academy

EMV Academy, Inc. is a U.S. based training organization headquartered in Pasadena, California with instructors and technology partners throughout the Americas and Europe. The Academy and it experienced global staff provide state-of-the art, EMV training, EMV migration consultancy services throughout the Americas and Europe. The EMV Academy also provides training on the latest EMV products and access to a broad array of EMV test tools. To learn more or schedule a class, visit www.emvacademy.com or contact [email protected].


About ICC Solutions

ICC Solutions is the global leader in provision of unique contact and contactless test tool packages used world-wide by Payment Schemes, Terminal and Card Vendors, Test Labs, Acquiring Banks and Merchants / Retailers. The ICCSim portfolio is used during preparation and formal submission for all Payment Association terminal certifications (INTERAC contact and contactless, M-TIP and NIV for MasterCard, Visa ADVT and ADVT qVSDC Device Module) plus Visa Contactless (qVSDC and MSD) and EMV Level 2 / Entry Point application development, debug and type approval. Fully certified card test packages are also available for INTERAC (contact and contactless), VSDC, VGP, Visa Contactless and GlobalPlatform.For more information, please visit www.iccsolutions.com.