Interview exposant : CTC advanced

The major features of CTC advanced are testing and certification of electronic devices with most advanced telecommunication interfaces.

1) Could you describe your company as well as the products/solutions that you will be presenting during TRUSTECH 2022?

CTC advanced as an independent testing laboratory located in Saarbrucken (Germany) and member of the RWTÜV Group. For more than 20 years, CTC advanced has been adept with worldwide approval procedures and applies them professionally for a quick and independent consulting, testing and certification service of your payment devices and solutions. Our wide range of accreditations for the payment world includes the testing and certification of various types of products for different industries and schemes, such as:

EMVCo, Mastercard, VISA, AMEX, Discover, NEXO, PURE; Girocard, NFC-Mobile Payment (MPA, HCE, VMPA), eTicketing (VDK-KA, CEN TS), ePassports (ICAO, BSI), eHealth and the very new payment technologies based on biometric fingerprint or facial recognition  - to name just a few.

CTC advanced is also offering card, mobile, terminal and ATM related testing services like EMC, safety…

2) In your opinion, what are the current trends that are providing opportunities for your company?

EMVCo 3-D Secure:

CTC advanced applies EMVCo 3-D Secure validation services for 3-D Secure Server, ACS and DS solutions in the growing eCommerce business.


Following the major trend in the payment industry, CTC advanced provides formal certification for payments initiated by biometrics (fingerprint), or for non-payment Android Google devices (Google biometric fingerprint security testing).


CTC advanced provides testing and consulting services for the new generation of smartphone based acceptance terminals (so-called SoftPOS terminal).

Level 1 - EMVCo EARLY ADOPTER PROGRAMME for consumer-off-the shelf (COTS)

Level 2 - SoftPOS testing for payment systems (for any scheme available)

3) Why did you choose to participate at TRUSTECH 2022? Will you be presenting innovative/new products or solutions during TRUSTECH 2022?

TRUSTECH in Paris is 16th TRUSTECH event for CTC advanced (former CETCOM ICT SERVICES). So for a very long time CTC advanced has been participating in this innovative show in Paris, Cannes and back in Paris. We have made many contacts over these years and have always gained very positive impressions and experiences at this modern and important event.

4) How is TRUSTECH 2022 important for growing your business?

TRUSTECH is the central exhibition for the payment industry in Europe, as it focuses on payment, security and innovation. We look forward to connecting with contacts and decision makers around the world and discussing the latest trends, technologies, as well as our testing services for the payment and identification industry.

5) Where do you intend to grow your business in the future (countries or verticals)?

CTC advanced is offering services worldwide. We focus on the local market in Europe, but are also increasing our market share in the very important payment solution markets of EMEA and the US.

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