LONDON, March 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Level Four, the leading provider of automated ATM software testing solutions, today announced that the company will be extending its partnership with GALITT, the leading provider of advanced test solutions for transactional systems and EMV cards into the Canadian market. The partnership combines Level Four's ATM test solution, BRIDGE:test, with GALITT's KaNest-ICC(TM) EMV card simulator to provide a comprehensive testing solution for EMV compliant ATM networks.

The partnership will enable Canadian-based banks to benefit from the combination of best of breed solutions in their respective areas. As migration to EMV continues worldwide, Level Four and GALITT will build on their success in France to promote their joint offering in Canada.

Ian Kerr, CEO, Level Four, said: EMV migration significantly increases the scope of testing required at the ATM as there is a much greater number of components interacting with each other. Our partnership with GALITT brings in a specialist EMV simulation solution to complement the functionality of BRIDGE:test and will help us to provide best in class testing solutions to new and existing clients that are migrating to EMV in Canada.

Gerard de Moura, 'Managing Director' at GALITT, commented: As Canada becomes the latest in a long line of countries to move to the EMV standard, we believe that our joint offering will take the pain out of migration, helping to ensure maximum uptime for EMV compliant ATM networks. As more and more countries adopt this standard, we will continue to work with Level Four to promote our combined EMV offering worldwide.

About GALITT Canada

GALITT Canada has significant expertise in testing payment systems, including acquiring and issuing hosts in conjunction with interbank systems, payment acceptance devices, ATMs and any system accepting smart cards. Established in Montreal (Quebec) since 2002, initially under the name of KaSYS Canada, GALITT Canada is recognised for its industry expertise and the quality of its testing solutions. GALITT's market leading EMV testing software and transactional systems are the most exhaustive and flexible on the market, with easy-to-use and sophisticated automation capabilities.

About Level Four

Level Four's development and testing products have been built to address the needs of ATM deployers seeking to maximise their investment in the ATM channel. BRIDGE:test is targeted at banks and ATM deployers who are running, or seeking to run, a modern ATM network based on the industry-wide CEN/XFS open standard. Since 1995, Level Four has built an impressive global customer base of banks and payments processors including, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds TSB, Bank of America, CIBC, VocaLink and Standard Bank of South Africa. Headquartered in Dunfermline, Level Four has offices in Dubai and Charlotte, NC.

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SOURCE: Level Four Software Ltd

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