Ascert Announces EMV Testing Capabilities for VersaTest Drivers

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Ascert enhances EMV testing by offering point solutions through VersaTest Simulator.

The success of EMV globally makes the issues of proving the technology for use in the U.S. a moot point. The real issue is the complexity of implementation with disparate hardware and processes.

Ascert announces full EMV testing capabilities for its library of drivers. Since 1999, Ascert has provided EMV testing solutions and services to the financial services industry, and has supplied the engine behind the official certification service for one of the EMV-based national payments networks. With impending implementation of EMV solutions in the United States, Ascert has bolstered its suite of testing products by offering EMV specific testing technologies and solutions across its product line to meet the growing needs.

"The success of EMV globally makes the issues of proving the technology for use in the U.S. a moot point. The real issue is the complexity of implementation with disparate hardware and processes,” says Rob Walker, Managing Partner at Ascert. “Our experience and tremendous successes in Western Europe and Canada with EMV testing is a great asset for helping us to assist our customers to ensure that this technology is enabled in a smooth fashion.”

Visa and MasterCard have mandated that U.S. acquirers upgrade their systems and infrastructure to support EMV by April 2013. Banks, financial institutions, processors and acquirers, face huge challenges to meet this deadline.

“There are a lot of moving parts and EMV testing is just one crucial element of making this happen,” says Andrew Mould, Managing Partner at Ascert. “To assist companies with EMV implementation in the U.S. market, we have expanded the line of focused testing solutions based on our VersaTest Simulator product. This product allows for companies getting started in EMV testing a very rapid path to setting up their testing environments.”

The VersaTest Simulator EMV capable testing suite comes preloaded with EMV test cases for quick implementation. It’s modular, so that it is very easy to expand testing capabilities, and it is highly affordable. To find out more about VersaTest Simulator visit

Company Background:
Ascert is recognized as a leading provider of premier testing software solutions. Ascert was founded in 1992 to provide automated software testing solutions that help companies measure the performance, reliability and scalability of their mission-critical back-end servers and applications. With over 100 clients worldwide, Ascert's products and services are used at some of the world's most successful companies.
Off-the-shelf simulators include solutions for EFT testing, POS testing, ATM testing, IFX testing, EMV/chip card testing, ISO8583 testing, SWIFT testing and 3270 & 6530 terminal testing. Ascert’s custom simulators have been used for testing air traffic control systems and biometric payment systems. Ascert's products assist testing professionals across industry segments to better manage their testing processes and environments through an end-to-end tool set.
For more information on Ascert or its products, contact:
For inquiries in the America’s and Asia-Pacific:
Dr. Richard B. Greene, DBA
Ascert, LLC
759 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
Telephone: 1-415-339-8500
Toll Free: 1-877-ASCERT-IT Fax: 1-415-339-8501
E-mail: info(at)ascert(dot)com
For inquiries in Europe, Middle East, and Africa:
Mr. Mike Wainwright
Ascert, Limited
63 Mansell Street,
London, E1 8AN, England
Telephone: +44 (20) 7488 3470
Fax: +44 (20) 7488 3477
E-mail: ukinfo(at)ascert(dot)com

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