Q-Card Company Develops New Card Testing Fixtures to Meet Worldwide Standard

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Q-Card Company, a third party test laboratory and leading manufacturer of test equipment for the payments and ID markets, recently expanded their product line to meet a growing worldwide standard. Three new card testing fixtures are designed to ensure compliance with MasterCard CQM (Card Quality Management) and ISO/IEC quality programs.

Bending Stiffness Test Fixture

“We’re proud to be one of very few manufacturers and card testing laboratories at the forefront of these new worldwide standards,” said Jeff Myers, Director of Sales & Marketing at Brush Industries / Q-Card.

Q-Card Company, a third party test laboratory and leading manufacturer of test equipment for the payments and ID markets, recently expanded their product line to meet a growing worldwide standard. Three new card testing fixtures are designed to ensure compliance with MasterCard CQM (Card Quality Management) and ISO/IEC quality programs.

As more card issuers make the transition from magnetic stripe cards to smart cards, the need for quality control, interoperability and reliability grows. MasterCard has developed robust standards over the past couple years that guide the interoperability and performance of chip-based payment solutions across the globe. These standards set the bar for card quality characteristics, including bending stiffness, resistance to heat, mechanical robustness and service life.

Q-Card’s three new models of test equipment address several key areas of the MasterCard CQM standards. The Bending Stiffness test fixture performs physical bending tests on cards. A Resistance to Heat test fixture measures physical deformation of cards when exposed to climatic conditions over time. The third product, a Card Wrapping test fixture, applies bending stress to the chip modules to check their gluing resistance. To learn more about these innovative new products, you can visit http://www.q-card.com/CQM.

“We’re proud to be one of very few manufacturers and card testing laboratories at the forefront of these new worldwide standards. We make it a point to always engineer our products and test cards to the most widely accepted quality regulations,” said Jeff Myers, Director of Sales & Marketing at Brush Industries / Q-Card.

While Q-Card’s three new CQM products are brand new, the company has been working in the smartcard industry for years and is qualified to various other industry standards, including ISO, ANSI and EMV.

Q-Card Company / Brush Industries are two of the most trusted companies in the transportation, payments and ID space. Q-Card is an ISO 17025 certified independent third party testing laboratory and manufacturer of test equipment for the magnetic and chip card transaction industry. For more information, visit http://www.q-card.com.

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