The Test Center of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank – the OeNB Test Center – tests whether banknote processing machines and banknote authentication devices meet the uniform standards of the ECB. Moreover, it cooperates with the Coins National Analysis Centre (CNAC) of Münze Österreich AG in testing coin processing machines. The OeNB Test Center cooperates closely with the machine manufacturers to steadily improve processing and authentication devices.
You will find an overview of the Test Center’s tasks on this page. Please contact the Test Center’s team if you have any questions related to testing issues.
The European Union and the European Central Bank (ECB) play a leading role in establishing the rules for the processing of cash, which includes authenticity and fitness checking, and its recirculation. Here you will find an overview of the legal provisions currently in force and how they apply in practice.
Professional cash handlers are required to report data about the processing and recirculation of euro banknotes to the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB). This information enables the European Central Bank (ECB) and the OeNB to monitor compliance with EU directives and ECB decisions and to oversee developments in the cash cycle.
Manufacturers of cash handling machines may sign up for tests. To do so, please use the e-mail address given in “The Test Center’s team” section. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the OeNB Test Center’s team.
The Test Center’s team
Please contact the Test Center’s team if you have any questions related to testing issues.