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CQM Testing Services

CQM Testing Services

Q-Card Laboratories, an independent magnetic stripe and smartcard test facility, owns and operates both CQM (Card Quality Management) testing equipment as well as a full range of independent state-of-the-art physical, magnetic stripe or chip card testing solutions, making us uniquely qualified to be the leader in CQM testing.

Because we ensure CQM compatibility when it comes to the reliability and usability of smartcard hardware, vendors know that with us, they can accurately qualify their finished cards or card components.

From failure analysis testing to expert consulting, Q-Card is the one to turn to for CQM testing services.

Q-Card Laboratories is set up to test to the entire CQM test standard, including:MasterCard CQM V2.15

  • 9.1.2 R-P3-10-1 Width and Height
  • TM-403 Width and Height
  • 9.1.3 R-P3-10-2 Thickness Outside Contacts, Embossed Areas and Add-on Areas
  • TM-404 Card Thickness Outside Contacts, Embossed Areas and Add-on Areas
  • 9.1.4 R-P3-10-3 Thickness Within Add-on Areas
  • TM-405 Thickness Within Add-on Areas
  • 10.1.1 R-L3-14-1 Bending Stiffness [ISO78140]
  • TM-408 Bending Stiffness [ISO10373-1]
  • 10.1.5 R-L3-15-2 Resistance to Heat [ISO7810]
  • TM-411 Resistance to Heat [ISO10373-1]
  • 5.1.5 R-L1-01 Mechanical Robustness
  • 7.1.2 R-L2-12 Mechanical Robustness
  • 11.1.2 TM-414, TM-421, TM-422 R-L0-01 Card Service Life
  • 11.1.4 R-L3-14-8 Wrapping Test Robustness
  • TM-422 Mechanical Reliability: Wrapping Test

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Since 1988, Q-Card has designed, manufactured, and supported the most accurate transaction test equipment in the world. We have supplied test equipment to hundreds of companies all over the world.

Q-Card is the official guardian of the world's magnetic stripe standard.

Our popular Mag3x line of magstripe analyzers are used by card manufacturers, transit authorities, banks, personalizers, desktop printer manufacturers, and labs.

Learn more about Q-Card products for your facility.