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May
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Acronyms in EMV: what do they all mean? Edition 4 DUKPT

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       Today we are going to discuss DUKPT (Derived Unique Key  Per Transaction). The DUKPT is created using an initial master key also known as the BDK. The initial key and KSN (Key Serial Number) are injected into the device. Once the initial key is injected into the device it creates a group of future encryption keys. DUKPT generates a one-time encryption key for each transaction from the secret master key (BDK). The one time keys are discarded after each transaction, and the encrypted data has to be decrypted at the other end of the transaction (at the gateway or processor). The master key is shared with the decrypting device, but the master key isn't actually used for encrypting and cant be recoverable from the one time encryption key. DUKPT is a great and useful tool to help keep your clients card information secure.

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16
May
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Could electric car charging be the next big thing for unattended EMV?

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            You might have noticed car charging stations recently in many garages or parking lots that you have been in. Electric cars are becoming more affordable, and providing a longer range between charges. The global EV charger market is expected to grow to more than 12.7 million units by 2020 according to the IHS. Auto manufacturers are constantly making new advancements. Porsche is working on technology now that will enable you to charge a vehicle up to 240 miles in just 15 minutes. This is a rapidly growing industry, and the charging stations are using EMV technology to collect payments. Interactive kiosks will play a large role in this new industry doing everything from collecting payments to displaying a business advertisement on the screen. ABB the world’s leading manufacturer of auto charging stations has implemented EMV technology into their charging stations already.

            EMV smart chip technologies insure that the user’s financial data is more secure. The NFC (Near Field Communication) gives users extra security through their smart phone payment platform such as Apple Pay or Android Pay. A large portion of EV drivers are very into technology and this makes the experience more convenient for them. The OTI Trio is a perfect set up for this growing industry. The Trio has a small compact size and is a 3-IN-1 device that allows you to use the EMV chip, Mag stripe, and also NFC contactless payment methods. The Trio is also very durable and can be used indoors and outdoors. Unattended EMV technology has already become common place in retail, and restaurant settings but one of the next major industries to use this technology will be the EV charging stations!

 

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09
May
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The Impact EMV Has On Kiosk Owners

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The Impact EMV Has On Kiosk Owners

As a kiosk owner you may be wondering what the impact of EMV will have on your kiosk business. To answer this we need to analyze what being EMV enabled means, and what will happen if you’re not upgraded. EMV (Europay Mastercard and Visa) is a global payment standard created by the major credit card brands. EMV uses the embedded microprocessor chip on your new credit card. This chip is replacing the old magnetic stripe as the means to convey your account information to a terminal. The mag-stripe cards are less secure, and the information on the mag-stripe can be easily retrieved and replicated. This leaves cardholders at risk for their account information being used to create cloned fraudulent cards.

EMV is technically a choice for merchants.  With that being said, a merchant who has not implemented this technology will be liable for fraudulent mag-stripe transactions performed at their kiosks. The liability deadline was October 2015, but most experts don’t expect the majority of merchants to be upgraded for another 3-4 years. Last summer merchants handling low value transaction (under $25.00) were given a grace period for liability. This includes many kiosks and vending machines. When this grace period ends you need to make the upgrade to EMV. Card issuers will hold you liable for fraudulent credit card charges if your payment equipment is not EMV compliant.

 

Many businesses have experienced challenges while trying to implement EMV technology, and because of this credit card issuing companies have given businesses more time to comply. The credit card companies want to support merchants, and help reduce credit card fraud. Kiosk operators have been slower to comply with this than larger companies. Seventy-six percent of the 200 largest merchants are now able to accept cards with EMV chips. Don’t feel overwhelmed as a kiosk owner. Payment equipment manufacturers have created many EMV compliant devices, and there are many pre-certified software solutions available to integrate these devices to your kiosk’s application. The easiest way for businesses to begin the compliance process is to find a technology partner that they can trust.

 

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06
Jan
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UCP To Attend Retails Big Show NRF 2017

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Unattended Card Payments will be attending the National Retail Federation's annual Big Show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. Will you be there? Contact us to schedule a meeting to discuss your self-service payment needs. 

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UCP Gets 2nd Place in Unattended Retail Tracker June 2016 Report

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Unattended Card Payments Inc. earned a total of 83 points to come in second place in PYMNTS.com's Unattended Retail Tracker June 2016 report. The coveted number one position was earned by multinational hardware manufacturer Ingenico with a total score of 88. Congratulations to Ingenico and all the others who made the cut.

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Las Vegas, NV 89113

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Hemisphere West Europe Ltd are specialists in attended and unattended payment solutions for the UK and European markets.

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