Chicago (IL), August 24th, 2015

To streamline the certification of EMV-compliant payment devices globally, Discover Financial Services has developed a program to accredit Service Providers to offer its D-Payment Application Specification (D-PAS) Terminal End-to-End Certification services. This program facilitates EMV migration by providing acquirers and merchants with qualified service providers to execute D-PAS End-to-End Certifications.

Following a formal evaluation process, Galitt US has been accredited by Discover Financial Services and is now fully accredited to perform D-PAS Terminal End-to-End Certifications in connection with D-PAS compliant payments technology. The purpose of this service is to ensure that payment stakeholders correctly implement D-PAS on their terminals and demonstrate that the Terminal or ATM deployed meets Discover requirements.

“With the US moving to EMV, Discover is witnessing growing demand for D-PAS certification,” said Ellie Smith, Head of Chip Center of Excellence at Discover. “The addition of Galitt US expands the services available to acquirers and merchants in market, supporting Discover’s ongoing efforts to streamline the certification and deployment process for EMV.”

Gérard de Moura, President and CEO of Galitt US, added: “This is a new step in the long-standing relationship between Discover and Galitt to successfully deploy new technologies. In this sophisticated and complex US market, Galitt is streamlining the EMV migration process for every stakeholder by providing a full set of services and tools, in cooperation with the major Payment Brands.

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About Galitt US ( – Galitt has been dedicated for 25 years to providing education, consultancy, testing and certification services for payment systems and secure electronic transactions. Galitt US, with the support of its parent company in France, is focused on assisting US stakeholders in a swift, efficient and streamlined process with their EMV migration. Galitt has been helping financial institutions including Issuers, Acquirers, Processors, ISOs, ISVs, VARs and Merchants migrate to EMV since the first European deployments. Now, Galitt US actively assists US customers with a wide array of services ranging from: off-the-shelf EMV education courses; Brand qualified EMV test tools; as well as EMV consulting and certification services. Galitt also provides expertise in emerging payments, including GlobalPlatform and NFC technologies.

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