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

July 8, 2019

Cypress, CA, July 8th, 2019 – ID TECH has received the industry’s first EMV* Contactless Interface v3.0 approval for its line of contactless payment devices. FIMEs services were instrumental in certifying ID TECH’s contactless product with EMVCos 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 customers site or at FIME lab ahead of formal approval. FIMEs 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 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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Stphanie Pietri [email protected] at FIME


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ID TECH is a world-recognized leader in the design and manufacture of secure payment solutions, ranging from PCI-certified PIN-entry devices, PIN on Glass readers, state-of-the-art contactless/NFC payment devices to EMV and Magstripe readers. For more than 30 years, ID TECH has built a reputation based on technical excellence, innovation, and a commitment to superior customer service. Headquartered in Cypress, California, USA (with additional engineering centers in Fremont, California, Shanghai, China and Taoyuan City, Taiwan), ID TECH is an industry leader in delivering payment solutions across the globe.

For more information about ID TECH, please call 1-800-984-1010 or visit

PR Contact:

Jenny Ouyang

ID TECH | Marketing Specialist

(714) 461-2824

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