Smartcard Test Tools for Cards, Mobile and other Payment form factors (with Barnes International)

Published: 12 July 2021

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Barnes International’s Smart Card Testing & Analysis Tools are all ISO, EMV and GSM accredited and are used worldwide by leading card and ticket developers, manufacturers, personalizers and issuers.

They provide a suite of highly flexible software and hardware test tools and partners with SafeNet ProtectServer for secure testing their EMV (Europay, MasterCard, and Visa) solution.

They are fast, accurate and simple-to-use card quality control test tools for QC testing of smart cards. These cards are used by leading card and ticket developers, manufacturers, personalizers and issuers worldwide. Most Barnes customers are in the banking, transport or access control sectors. With customers such as these requiring high security, Barnes partners with SafeNet’s ProtectServer HSM, a hardware security module in a card form factor that helps secure Barnes testing and QA processes.

Barnes International

Barnes develops online as well as stand-alone certification and product approval test tools for laboratories and payment schemes. CPT 3000v3CL tools are integrated into the leading personalization systems to enable 100% testing of cards. Their world leading mag-stripe and chip test tools are backed up by expert technical support. EMV® training & consultancy is used by Issuers, Certification Laboratories, Manufacturers & Personalization Bureaus. All global card schemes are supported – including EMV®, Mastercard, Visa, Amex, JCB, Discover and CUP plus all national schemes. Barnes enables excellent ISO/CQM quality control of contact & dual interface chip cards and devices, including mag-stripe during and post manufacturing/personalization. This Mag-Tester Revo & Mag-Tester 3000 are world leaders for magnetic stripe QC. Barnes Smart Solutions is the sole worldwide licensee of the P3 data preparation system used in North America, EMEA and Asia.

CPT 3000v3CL is:
– The most widely used EMV card Personalisation solution trusted by customers worldwide
– Certified by Mastercard and Visa (and other payment schemes)
– Easy to set up and use
– Provides concise and precise test reports
– Helps speed products to market by virtue of its card certification modules for Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Discover, JCB, CUP and all domestic schemes
– Provides the most comprehensive and fastest card personalisation QC
– Backed up by Barnes support which provides rapid and unlimited assistance to help users to understand and overcome card testing failures
– Provides the most comprehensive and fastest card personalisation QC

High quality and conformance to industry standards are insured. Customers can maximise security by retaining control of Master keys while having the freedom to choose the appropriate partner for provisioning / personalisation of cards.

If you need to issue EMV tokens (smartcards) to your customers for use in a wide range of applications, both financial and non-financial , or need to migrate from magstripe to Chip and Pin then Barnes can help.


The offering includes:
P3 (v 1.9) advance and server software
P3 (v 1.9) advance and server software Support services
P3 Installation and training services
Consulting services
Bespoke development
Software Support on bespoke development
P3 Training

The software is modular so that the user can choose contact &/or contactless and Dual interface.  Exactly which modules you need also depends if you are just using this tool for QC, for card development and/or for pre-certification testing.

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