Applus+ collaborates with Discover® Global Network to validate new spec for payment cards and terminals


    Our IT lab has led a pilot project to validate the new D-PAS Connect spec and the testing tool developed by Galitt.

    Discover® Global Network placed their trust in Applus+ Laboratories to lead a comprehensive project aimed at validating its latest specification for payment applications on smartcards and terminals, D-PAS Connect, and replacing legacy D-PAS specs. Once the transition period expires, compliance with the D-PAS Connect functional and security requirement will be mandatory for vendors and independent laboratories, in order to test and certify contact and contactless products working with the Discover Network. 

    Scope of the project

    Our experts in payment solutions testing have collaborated with Discover Global Network in revising the technical requirements of the new spec and developing the security guidelines for labs and vendors. They also carried out different pilot evaluations to certify smartcard and terminal applets developed by leading vendors using the new spec. As part of the scope of the pilot project, Applus+ also validated a new test tool specifically developed by Galitt to test the functional requirements of this new spec. 

    Josepmaria Roca, IT Area Director at Applus+ Laboratories highlighted: “Discover placed a great deal of trust in our expertise when they chose us to revise their new spec and lead the pilot evaluation with selected vendors. As a leading functional and security evaluation lab in the payments industry, we look forward to continue collaborating with Discover in order to help them develop new specs and technical guidelines to certify the latest payment solutions.” 

    We are proud of seeing Applus+ selecting the Galitt D-PAS Connect implementation, thus recognizing the level of efficiency and quality that we bring to the industry. We will now jointly be able to offer common customers our complementary services to use D-PAS Connect KaNest®-ICC tools and Applus+ services.” says Gerard de Moura, Managing Director of Galitt.



    About Galitt: 
    As a leading player in the European payment market, Galitt assists its customers in different business sectors and geographies, from the definition of their strategy to the deployment of their solutions.

    Galitt consultants deliver research and training services to guide customers in their strategic decisions and help them innovate in a constantly evolving payment market. They assist companies in their projects for the design and deployment of new payment solutions, drawing on their strong expertise of the industry, and provide them with support for compliance and security of their solutions. Galitt provides world-renowned testing software, making it easy for customers to launch new products, and develops and operates dedicated payment solutions, based on the latest technologies. Galitt’s wide range of services and solutions positions the company as a preferred partner for all players in the payments industry.

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