EMVCo, the EMV standards body owned by American Express, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., has launched its Web site subscription program that, for $750 annually, will enable interested stakeholders an opportunity to monitor and participate in the document creation and review processes of the organization.
The service offers access to advance information regarding revisions to EMV specifications, draft documents and upcoming meetings. To register, visit the Web site here.
The subscription program is designed to broaden industry participation in the development work of the organization and promote transparency regarding EMVCo activities.
In June 2009, EMVCo says it also plans to hold an annual user meeting for subscribers which will provide interested parties with additional insight into the organization’s activities and facilitate a dialog between the global payments industry and EMVCo.
EMVCo’s royalty-free final and published versions of EMV Specifications, bulletins and application notes, type approval process documents and approval lists will remain accessible without charge. The subscription fees generated by the new Web site service will be reinvested by EMVCo to support its ongoing industry initiatives.