On August 1, 2019, EMVCo announced the advancement of its testing programme to streamline the deployment and acceptance of contactless payment technologies worldwide.
The work undertaken by EMVCo addresses emerging interoperability needs between EMV® acceptance devices and contactless payment form factors, such as smartphones and wearables.
EMVCo activated testing against the updated specification for contactless card readers in April 2019 and has issued its first v3.0 letter of approval for a contactless card reader product.
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