Thursday, January 12, 2012

EMV Versions

EMV got standardized in 1995. The first widely used version was EMV 3.0 published in 1996, which is why its popularly known as EMV '96. Some modifications to the standard were done in 1998, giving us EMV 3.1.1.

Another version came out in Dec 2000. Though the formal name was EMV 4.0, it became popularly known as EMV 2000. Finally, another version came out as EMV 4.1 in June 2007, which fortunately didn't get its name altered.

Minor improvements to EMV 4.1 resulted in EMV 4.2 in Jun 2008, and further in EMV 4.3 which was published very recently in Nov 2011.

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