FIME Helps First ATM Kernel Developed in Sri Lanka to Achieve EMV Level 2 Certification


Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Leading payment consultancy FIME has helped Interblocks, a leading provider of integrated, electronic payment processing solutions, achieve EMV® Level 2 certification of Sri Lanka’s first ATM kernel.

FIME provided in-depth technical knowledge that assisted Interblocks in the development of its kernel roadmap. FIME also supported the payment processor throughout the ATM debugging phase with its EVAL test tool to ensure a successful formal certification that optimized product time to market.

“With Sri Lanka in the process of migrating to EMV chip technology, achieving this certification was a big priority to support local banks, manufacturers and developers,” comments Uditha Boyagoda, Vice President – Quality and Professional Services at Interblocks. “FIME’s expertise and local knowledge was vital to enable our teams to resolve any implementation challenges quickly and be confident that our ATM would operate as required in the marketplace. With FIME’s support, we were able to progress with the certification efficiently and cost-effectively.”

“This project is a perfect example of the end-to-end implementation support we offer to customers,” adds Prakash Sambandam, Vice President –South East Asia at FIME. “We were pleased to help Interblocks with consultancy and training throughout its project to ensure its team has the expertise required to manage and maintain its ATM EMV activity. It was great to forge such a successful partnership with Interblocks, and we look forward to working together in the future.”

The EVAL test tool, combined with FIME’s consultancy and laboratory services, offers kernel developers a complete certification portfolio, supporting them in achieving compliance with a comprehensive list of certifications. The tool, which is used by FIME’s laboratories during debugging and formal approval, is available to purchase for in-house pre-certification testing. In addition, FIME’s EVAL 4dev cloud-based test service enables the validation of EMV Level 2 payment terminal kernels during the development phase, at any time and from any location. These tools and services ensure a smooth formal approval process, avoiding the costly and time-consuming delays that can occur when an error is identified at the final stage.

To find out more about how FIME can support your projects, contact your local office

About FIME

FIME is a trusted provider of technical training and consulting, technology design, test tools and certification testing. It enables customers to bring seamless card and mobile transactions services to market effectively and confidently using secure chip or cloud-based solutions.

Working with the payment, telecom, transit and identity sectors, FIME is an implementation services partner for customers using contact and contactless EMV, near-field-communication (NFC), trusted service manager (TSM), trusted execution environment (TEE) and host card emulation (HCE) technologies. FIME supports customers from project initiation to completion by advising on technical requirements, consulting on industry regulations, certification authority implementation and streamlining testing and certification activity.

With 11 offices around the world, serving more than 3,000 clients, FIME combines its global expertise and local knowledge to support its customers. FIME’s dedicated team actively contributes to the advancement and simplification of certification processes. Its service capacity also provides resource scalability to adapt to individual customer needs.

FIME currently has operations across America (Canada and the United States), Asia Pacific (Japan, South Korea and Taiwan), Europe (France), the Middle East (Dubai) and South-East Asia (Bangalore).

FIME partners with leading payment schemes and industry bodies to provide consultancy and certifications services for: American Express, Calypso Networks Association, China UnionPay (CUP), Discover, eftpos, EMVCo, EMV Migration Forum, First Data, Global Certification Forum (GCF), GlobalPlatform, GSMA, Interac, JCB, MasterCard, Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS), NFC Forum, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), National Standard Indonesia for Chip Card Specification (NSICC), OSCar Consortium, PTCRB, RuPay, TROY, UnionPay International (UPI) and Visa.