What Does CTI Do?
We are card quality specialists, and with the capability of our ISO/IEC 17025 lab, provide our independent unbiased Quality Assurance to companies including Financial Card issuers (Debit/Credit cards including VISA® and MasterCard®, ATM/EFTPOS cards), Card Manufacturers, Card Equipment Manufacturers, Loyalty & ID Card issuers, Encoding Bureaus, Chip Card Issuers etc.
We offer advice & consultancy on card matters covering many areas of different technologies e.g. Magnetic Stripe, Integrated Circuit, Contactless Cards etc.
Card Testing International is in close touch with developing ISO Standards for the physical characteristics of cards, meeting regularly throughout the year with like-minded International Card Experts belonging to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC17 Working Group 1.
Since 2012, Card Testing International was approved by ISO for being a custodian of the Primary Reference Standard for Magnetic Stripe material (RM7811-2 and RM7811-6 for Low Coercivity and High Coercivity Magnetic Stripe material respectively). CTI is one of only 3 locations that hold the ideal International Reference Standard Material, for which all Magnetic Stripe Card data tape manufactured in the world is measured against.
Running a secure laboratory environment at 23 degrees C, 50% Relative Humidity 24/7 (part of our ISO/IEC 17025 certification) meant that Card Testing International was ideally suited for holding this reference material.
Whether you have occasional card problems brought to your attention by your customers, or are experiencing more frequent card re-issuance than anticipated, Card Testing International can help. Have a look at the wide range of testing services we offer - we can help you at every stage in the life cycle of card issue!
The New Zealand National Standards Body visited our lab, and wrote an article outlining the valuable work we do which you can also read about here.