KEOLABS Announces ICUBE Testing Center Spin-Off to Bring Legibility in Test Tools and Services for the Secure Transactions Industry

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In order to make the group offer easier to understand for secure transactions industry players, KEOLABS announces the creation of ICUBE Testing Center specializing in conformance testing for smart cards and related products. The official spin-off will be effective in January 2019.



“ICUBE builds upon years of experience to provide testing services to all players in the secure transactions community,” Stéphane Jobard, ICUBE CEO said.

With the inception of ICUBE, the group creates two separate companies: KEOLABS keeps on delivering best-in-class testing tools while ICUBE proposes testing services for smart card technology and related products. With this new structure, all players in the secure transactions industry will benefit from a clearer offer allowing them to obtain test tools from KEOLABS and to perform testing services with ICUBE.

ICUBE proposes testing services for all players in the secure transactions industry. Building upon years of expertise coming from both test operation and test tools development, ICUBE Testing Center provides conformance services for smart cards, card readers and related systems.

Thanks to its accreditation by COFRAC (French Accreditation Committee), under the standard ISO/IEC 17025, the testing center confirms its impartiality, reliability and competence, thus fostering stakeholder confidence and acceptance of its test results.

ICUBE conducts conformance testing in accordance with ISO/IEC 10373 (contact and contactless), ISO/IEC 18745-1/2, CEN/TS 16794, NFC Forum, ICAO, EAC, CIPURSE and ISO/IEC 18013 standards. In addition to conformance testing, ICUBE proposes debug sessions in order to bring support to product developers to identify specific issues during the development of their products. According to developers’ needs, debug sessions can be based on a test standard (pre-certification) or a proprietary test plan associated with a specific issue.

Stéphane Jobard, currently Director of Solutions and Certification at KEOLABS, will become CEO of ICUBE, headquartered in Salon-de-Provence, France. “ICUBE builds upon years of experience to provide testing services to all players in the secure transactions community,” Stéphane Jobard said. “Getting a greater visibility will help us to better serve our customers and I am highly motivated by this new challenge!”

Benoit Hedou is appointed as CEO of KEOLABS. Michael Leplatois remains President of both KEOLABS and ICUBE.

KEOLABS provides comprehensive tools for testing smart card technology.
World-leading companies rely on KEOLABS’ complete range of testing tools to validate the conformity of their product based on smart card related contact and contactless technologies. To maintain its position at the cutting edge of testing technology, KEOLABS participates in all major international standards for payment, mobile, identity and transportation sectors (ISO, EMVCo, NFC Forum, ICAO, CEN, etc.).

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