With over 15 years of experience behind it of producing cards for the Mobile Telephone, Banking, Telephone, Health or Transport markets, and conducting as it does continuous work to improve its standards of quality, the AFPC considers that :
Many quality criteria are systematically respected and are now integral to the technologies developed.
Certain tests do not contribute to the quality of the product for the applications in which they are used.
Some of the discriminating tests that contribute to product quality today deserve a development in their operating method and/or in the tolerances used for results or approvals.
Bolstered by this assessment,The AFPC members consider that implementation of an application protocol from the quality reference (ISO 7816... ) would bring an improvement in the procedure validating product quality and as a consequence an improvement in the effectiveness of new products placed on the market by The AFPC’s member companies.