EMVCo to certify mobile devices for NFC and HCE payments
introduced a formal industry testing and certification process for contactless mobile payment devices. The new process “incorporates Level 1 tests traditionally managed by the individual payment systems,” the payments standards body says, “bringing efficiencies to the process and reducing time to market”. Any mobile device equipped to perform NFC payments is eligible for certification including smartphones, wearables and tablets. The process will be managed and evolved by EMVCo in line with industry needs.