Service Glossary



CTI can help with independent testing of your card product. We offer worldwide ISO/IEC 17025 accredited quality assurance testing to certify and prevent issuance of poorly performing financial / transport / ID cards.

CTI provide 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.
Key Services


CTI Key Services


Card Design Reviews
Design Reviews
Get your card design right at the start, to avoid problems later!
CTI's Card Design Reviews help to steer your Marketing Team in the right direction so that your cards are more likely to meet ISO Standards.
Read More...
 
Blank Stock Testing
Blank Stock Testing
Your first step to ensure a quality card product.
CTI can test your cards prior to issue. With our help, you'll be able to see if your cards comply with ISO Standards and also how they stand up to Durability testing.
Read More...
 
Card Service Life
Card Service Life
Will your cards last until their expiry date?
The ISO/IEC 24789 Card Service Life Standard aims to answer the question, “is a card fit for purpose, and will it last it's period of issuance?” CTI offers evaluation regimes suited to the card technology & application a card is intended to be used in.
Read More...
 
Personalised Card Testing
Personalised Testing
Make sure your customers cards work reliably once issued.
CTI can receive personalised cards in the same way that your customers do. We test the cards to see if the data complies to the ISO Standards, and check that they work reliably.
Read More...
 
Encoded Test Card
Encoded Test Card
Check the reading capabilities of your Point Of Sale hardware!
CTI provides a suite of specially prepared test cards for testing the reading capability of your POS hardware. The test cards cover a range of ISO defined characteristics, compliance standards and limits to get the full view of your read performance.
Read More...
 
Manufacturer Certification
Manufacturer Certification
Certify the cards you manufacture for your customers/issuers
Demonstrate your achievement and proficiency in Card Manufacturing with CTI's card batch certification. Let your customers know that your manufactured cards are high quality & meet industry standards - increasing their confidence and loyalty in your product.
Read More...
 
Remote Instant Issue Testing
Remote Instant Issue Testing
Keep your Branch Personalisation hardware running at it's optimum.
Using CTI's Instant Issue Testing Programme, you can you be sure that the devices used to place a PIN on your Customers cards are working at their optimum.
Read More...
 
Problem Analysis
Problem Analysis
Understand where the problems lie with your cards.
Got a problem with your cards? Let CTI help you understand the reason(s) why! We aim to pinpoint the problem, be it the card token itself, Manufacturers Encoding, problems created following the PIN'ing process, or other field effects.
Read More...