POS Innovation

UL Takes Testing To The API

On Tuesday (Oct. 24), UL Transaction Security announced news of the launch of its Web-Based Host Test Tool (wHTT), a payment host testing system engineered to allow companies to discover flaws in their own payment platforms.

The Web-Based Host Test Tool simplifies the process of testing payment host implementation, says UL. While traditional testing usually occurs before rollout or production changes, wHTT testing is continuous and less resource-intensive than other host testing systems.

“UL Web-Based Host Test Tool is a powerful solution that combines test intelligence with the convenience of web-based capabilities,” said Henrique Di Lorenzo Pires, global director of Products at UL Transaction Security. “wHTT is engineered to help acquirers, issuers, payment schemes and processors achieve a smoother rollout of changes to production, avoiding major and costly issues in their payment infrastructure.”

The Web-Based Host Test Tool combines the functionality of the company’s payments simulator, ASTREX, with enhanced user interface (UI) and test intelligence features, said UL. Some features of the tool include test intelligence, messaging interpretation and flexible test configuration.

The tool can be used for all elements of payment messaging, including EMV, contactless payments, near-field communication (NFC) and eCommerce. It also supports automated message analysis and “deep messaging” interpretation, according to the company.

Last month, payment software company Abrantix announced it had partnered with UL Transaction Security. The two firms joined together to develop the UL Brand Test Robot to increase the speed and efficiency of terminal-based brand certification testing, another time-consuming and resource-intensive process.

The UL Brand Test Robot enables acquirers, merchants and terminal vendors to perform a high volume of payment terminal tests.

‘‘We had an amazing collaboration with UL,” said Daniel Eckstein, CEO at Abrantix. “We tightly integrated the UL BTT with the AX Robot. This gives our customers the ability to fully automate EFT/POS terminal testing, either for certification or regression testing.”

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