EMV Compliance On the Fast Track with Groundbreaking EMV Level 1 Software Library from CreditCall

New EMV L1 Library Cuts Terminal Development Cycle Time by 18 months

CreditCall, the market leading provider of EMV software technology to the global payments industry, today unveiled a ground-breaking EMV Level 1 (EMVL1.LIB) software library that reduces terminal development cycle time by as much as 18 months.  The new EMVL1.LIB is a major win for the card payments industry putting EMV compliance on the fast track.

The EMV Level 1 standard is a key global payment industry specification that defines the electrical and physical interface between credit and debit cards and the payment terminal.  It defines the software route that allows terminals to reliably communicate with cards. To achieve these goals, developers currently choose from a wide range of smartcard interfaces.  However, these integrated circuits only address basic functions such as level shifting, Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), automatic card activation, and deactivation. This leaves the critical job of designing an EMV Level 1 compliant terminal in the hands of the skilled developer and hardware engineer.  With CreditCall’s new EMV Level 1 Software Library and Reference design, developers are now armed with the tools they need to create a reliable, winning solution that cuts development time, and reduces costs substantially.

“Until now, there has been no reliable industry fast track to EMV Level 1 compliance,” commented, Jeremy Gumbley, Chief Technology Officer.  “With our new library, major reductions in terminal development time translate into substantial reductions in approval and test costs for customers. This is a major win for our customers and in particular for the EMV migration in the USA.”

EMV Level 1 Library Key Features:

  • EMVL1.LIB supports a growing number of smartcard interfaces, including 5V, 3V and 1.8V operations.  In addition, it provides SPI interfaces, and serial port control as well as on board and off board clock support.   
  • Smartcard interface integrated circuits options include Maxie, ON Semiconductor, Linear Technology and NXP
  • The software library is developed in strict ANSI C and proven on both PIC and ARM architectures.

Support and Availability

CreditCall’s global technical support teams support the full integration of the new EMVL1.LIB within the customer’s software solution.  This includes selection and integration of the smartcard interface in the customer’s electronic hardware. The new EMVL1.LIB is fully tested and available immediately.

About CreditCall

CreditCall has been at the forefront of technology innovation in global payments since 1997.  Today, it provides chip based EMV Level 1 and EMV Level 2 Kernel software, card payment solutions for unattended payment systems and the world’s first mobile payment app which, in conjunction with a mobile card reader, enables the acceptance of Chip and PIN card payments on Android and BlackBerry smartphones and tablets. CreditCall's U.S. headquarters in New York City and corporate headquarters in Bristol, United Kingdom, are supported by a rapidly growing sales, marketing, technical and customer support team. More information on EMV and the EMV migration in the USA can be found on www.level2kernel.com.

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