30 October 2008 - JCB and Collis announce today that JCB has qualified JCB J/Smart and J/speedy personalization validation tool exclusively developed by Collis. It marks another significant milestone in the efforts of both Collis and JCB to ensure high quality of premium payment technology.
Yuichiro Kadowaki, Senior Vice President of Global Infrastructure and Technologies at JCB, comments: "JCB is happy that Collis has completed the development of a personalization validation test tool supporting both J/Smart contact and J/Speedy contactless cards. JCB selected Collis for its professional ism and quality products and services. We strongly believe that the tool developed by Collis will pave an efficient and trusted path for JCB partner issuers and their bureaus in expanding JCB products, and lead to strengthening the brand presence."
Rick Hsu, Managing Director, Collis Asia, comments: "Collis has been in partnership with JCB for several years, during which time a number of successful joint projects have been completed. The exclusive qualification of this tool not only proves Collis' commitment to quality, but also reinforces the strong relationship between Collis and JCB.
With full coverage of JCB personalization validation test plan and easy integration with Collis EMV PVT, JCB issuers can now ensure global interoperability and production quality. This can be achieved through a built-in user-friendly graphical interface and a detailed validation report."
About Collis BV
Collis is the leading competence centre in the design and testing of smart card based electronic transaction systems. Collis has provided market leading Testing Tools and expert Consultancy & Training to the Payment/EMV, e-Identification & 3G/GSM markets for over a decade. An official Visa Chip Migration Partner, Collis is also a member of the MasterCard Vendor Program, Visa Partner Network, GlobalPlatform, NFC forum, Smart Card Alliance and ACT Canada. Collis enjoys official recognition of credit card payment associations (Visa, MasterCard, JCB, and others as well as EMVCo), and is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company.