What is EMV Type Approval ? (extract from EMVCo)
to create a mechanism to test compliance with the EMV specifications.
provides an increased level of confidence that interoperability and consistent logical behavior between compliant applications have been achieved.
Type Approval is divided into two levels.
Level 1 - tests compliance with electromechanical characteristics, logical interface, and transmisstion protocol requirements.
Level 2 - tests compliance with debit/credit application requirements.
Who needs EMV Level 2 Type Approval ?
All terminals for financial transaction with EMV debit/credit applications in EMV chip card.
For example, POS terminal, ATM, Set-top Box, PC, etc.
What is EMV Level 2 Application Kernel ?
Target of the EMV level 2 Type Approval test.
Shall interact with debit/credit applications in chip card as specified in EMV specifications.
This is replaced with host simulator in EMV L2 Type Approval test.
What is the process of EMV Level 2 Type Approval ?
Accredited Laboratory side
Debugging test is optional, but strongly recommended.
If you pass Type Approval test successfully, request for Type Approval to EMVCo is the next.
If you fail Type Approval test, you should debug your Application Kernel and try Type Approval test again.
Vendor prerequisite needed to get Type Approval service
should provide terminal.
should provide F/W SDK for the terminal.
should provide compiler and debugging toolkit.
should provide documents and/or instruction needed to understand the developing environment (H/W, F/W SDK, compiler, debugger, etc).
should support debugging or fixing when an error found in H/W or F/W.