Innova Card, fabless semiconductor
company providing secure
solutions for smart card terminals, announced that its highly
integrated solution based on the
USIPÂ® platform successfully passed the EMV Level 1 Type Approval.
This announcement comes after the extremely positive feedback from
T-Systems laboratory about the
USIPÂ® platform’s compliancy to PCI PED (Payment Card Industry — PIN
Entry Device) requirements.
Indeed, the USIPÂ® platform has recently been awarded by T-Systems of an
excellent report stating
that USIPÂ® Professional meets the requirements of the PCI PED security
standard, reaching in this
way the highest level of security required by Visa and Mastercard for
PIN-based payment transactions.
In the continuity to this security approach, Innova Card has therefore
developed an ideal turn-key
solution for customers concerned about easily designing and quickly
receiving the EMV Level 1 Type
Approval of their USIPÂ®-based terminals. This complete solution is made
up of an EMV smart card
module, software package, and support services: hardware support on the
design of customer’s
device and support on software package integration. In addition, to
easily achieve the EMV Level 1
approval, Innova Card offers the possibility to test (debugging session)
customer’s new terminal on inhouse
test equipments, and provides technical assistance throughout the EMV L1
in EMVco accredited laboratories.
Therefore, beside the outstanding features of the USIPÂ® Professional
platform, Innova Card offers a
complete solution including software development tools, security, and
professional services for PCI
PED and EMV certifications.
“The trend of the payment industry is clearly to rely on partners for
hardware and software technology
together with embedded security. In this spirit, Innova Card provides
the most secure, complete and
integrated EMV/PCI-PED solutions to terminal vendors. Thanks to its USIP
offer Innova Card positions
itself as a key technology partner to the payment industry worldwide”,
said David Graziani, VP Sales &
USIPÂ® Professional: USIPÂ® Professional IC is an EMV and PCI PED
compliant System on Chip
(SoC) that integrates all the security and application management
functionalities required to build new
generations of trusted devices. The USIPÂ® Professional platform embeds a
secure 32-bit RISC
processor, internal memories (128KB ROM, 128KB SRAM, and 256KB FLASH),
and a full panel of
controllers and analog/digital interfaces.
In terms of security, USIPÂ® Professional IC provides a large set of
patented security and
cryptographic features that facilitates applications’ development and
enhances the global security level
of terminals. Combined with the hardware platform, a comprehensive set
of embedded software layers
allow customers to port their operating system or virtual machine onto
the chip, and quickly develop
their new devices and associated applications.
About Innova Card:
Innova Card is a semiconductor fabless company that designs complex
Systems on Chip (SoC) and
provides secure hardware and software solutions for trusted terminals
(EFTPOS, PINPAD, USB token,
smart card readers, etc.).