UL Enhances its EMV Testing Portfolio with an extended partnership with B2 for EMV contact and contactless Test Cards

UL's extended partnership with B2, its long standing partner, for EMV contact and contactless test cards, fulfils its comprehensive EMV testing product and services portfolio.

ATLANTA, GA, April 20, 2016 /CNW/ - UL, a world leader in advancing safety, announced today an extended partnership with B2 for EMV contact and contactless test cards. B2 has been a long standing exclusive distributor of the UL payment products in North America and provides best-in-class products and services for the payment industry. B2's test cards represent a comprehensive set of magnetic stripe, EMV contact and contactless test cards for EMV testing, demos and training. B2 has been providing these cards for several years and as part of the new partnership the cards will be rebranded under UL, and UL will use its existing distribution and sales channels to distribute these test cards worldwide.

With the addition of B2's test cards to its offerings, UL with its Transaction Security division strengthens its position as the market leader with the most complete product portfolio of Test Tools, Consultancy Services and Training Courses for the Payment, Mobile, e-Ticketing and ID Management industries.

"This is an exciting opportunity and a logical next step," Sherif Samy, Managing Director - North America at UL's Transaction Security division, said in a statement. "Building upon years of a successful partnership with B2, UL can now offer a comprehensive framework to our clients who look to validate the interoperability and performance of their payment systems with the addition of B2's test cards. Test cards represent a convenient and cost-efficient way for acquirers and merchants to perform EMV testing, as well as conduct employee training and sales demonstrations. We are confident our customers will benefit from the addition of test cards to UL's product portfolio."

"B2 is very excited to partner with UL and with their help see our test card portfolio expand outside of North America utilizing UL's brand and their strong worldwide sales channels.", said Bruce Murray, President of B2 Payment Solutions.

About B2 Payment Solutions
B2 Payment Solutions provides best-in-class products and services for the payment industry. B2's extensive suite of EMV solutions and services enables B2 to lead their customers into the next generation of smart and secure payment solutions. By utilizing B2's services together with world-class technologies provided by B2's strategic partners, B2 delivers innovative and award-winning solutions to their customers. B2 brings extensive hands-on expertise and service excellence to meet the demanding business and technology needs of their customers. For more information, please visit B2 at www.b2ps.com.

About UL's Transaction Security services
UL's Transaction Security division guides companies within the mobile, payments and transit domains through the complex world of electronic transactions. UL is the global leader in ensuring security, compliance and global interoperability. Offering advice, test and certification services, security evaluations and test tools, during the full life cycle of your product development process or the implementation of new technologies. UL's people pro-actively collaborate with industry players to define robust standards and policies. Serving you locally whilst acting globally. UL is recognized by leading industry bodies including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, JCB, American Express, EMVCo, PCI, GCF, GlobalPlatform, NFC Forum and many others. For more information, go to www.ul-ts.com

About UL
UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for 120 years. Its more than 11,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit www.ul.com.

SOURCE B2 Processing Solutions Inc.

For further information: Arjen Hollander, UL, T: (+31) 71 581 3636, E: arjen.hollander@ul.com; Bruce Murray, President, B2 Payment Solutions Inc., T: +1-416-730-9827, E: bruce.murray@b2ps.com

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