On 7 January 2014, the European Payments Council ( ) together with the Cards Stakeholders Group (CSG) published version 7.0 of the Single Euro Payments Area ( ) Cards Standardisation Volume (the SCS Volume), ready for market implementation. The SCS Volume defines a standard set of requirements to enable an interoperable and scalable card and terminal infrastructure across , based on open international card standards. The six books of the SCS Volume version 7.0 cover a set of requirements applicable to card-present (face-to-face) transactions to allow investment decisions and implementation based on stable requirements.
Here you find Book 5 (Conformance Verification Processes) of the SCS Volume version 7.0
Book 5 - ‘Conformance Verification Processes’ defines the methods which allow to verify actual conformance with the SCS Volume requirements of a given card or terminal product or device.
- Based on those requirements, an implementation specification is developed, which allows a solution provider (e.g. a point of sale vendor) to develop products (e.g. a point of interaction terminal) against it. The conformance of a product towards an implementation specification is controlled by the certification process.
- The labelling process, which is optional, verifies that an implementation specification and its environment conform to the requirements of the SCS Volume.
- Type approval is defined as a final validation, performed by an approval body, before the product or solution may be deployed and used.