Unattended Card Payments Inc. (UCP Inc.) is dedicated to providing EMV compliant Hardware and Payment Gateway solutions for Unattended card payment terminals in the North American market.
ROSH PINA, ISRAEL and LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 05/11/16 -- On Track Innovations Ltd. (oti) (NASDAQ: OTIV), a global provider of near field communication (NFC) and cashless payment systems, has partnered with Unattended Card Payments (UCP), a Las Vegas-based provider of self-service payment solutions, to offer oti's SATURN 6500 TRIO readers and CONNECT 3000 telemetry controller as part of UCP's standard portfolio of products for the North American unattended payments market.
As an Independent Sales Organization (ISO), UCP specializes in unattended payment solutions across various market verticals, including the leading EMV-focused total solution provider in the North American self-service market.
oti's SATURN 6500 TRIO is an innovative modular reader that provides multiple payment options to the unattended market segments. TRIO can be installed modularly, allowing self-service operators a simple retrofitting option with a variety of configuration choices, including:
- Contactless only;
- Magnetic stripe only;
- Combined magnetic stripe and contactless;
- EMV contact only;
- EMV contact and contactless; and
- EMV contact, contactless and magnetic stripe (three-in-one).
"oti's innovative product line offers a comprehensive combination of certified-EMV solutions and reliable performance at a competitive price," said Rob Chilcoat, President of North American Operations of UCP. "This is particularly important for our customers because it allows them to quickly and affordably comply with EMV standards, while reducing their liability for fraudulent transactions. The multi-modal payment functionality also lets them capture the maximum amount of sales possible, as consumers transition from card to mobile payments."
Gonen Ziv, president of oti America, added: "Our partnership with UCP reaffirms the fact that our technology, functionality, and security in the payments industry is an ideal solution for many self-service operators. These benefits are the reason why many self-service solution providers continually turn to oti for our best in class product offerings. We look forward to working closely with UCP in furthering the reach of our EMV solutions in the American market."
UCP Inc. is dedicated to providing EMV compliant payments solutions for the self-service market in North America. For more information, visit www.ucp-inc.com.
On Track Innovations Ltd. (oti) is a leader in contactless and NFC applications based on its extensive patent and IP portfolio. oti's field-proven innovations have been deployed around the world to address NFC and other cashless payment solutions, petroleum payment and management, cashless parking fee collection systems and mass transit ticketing. oti markets and supports its solutions through a global network of regional offices and alliances. For more information, visit www.otiglobal.com.
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oti Investor Contact:
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Source: On Track Innovations Ltd.
Getting Past the EMV Finish Line
If you concern yourself with the kiosk industry enough to read this article it probably isn’t the first time the terms “chip and pin” or “EMV” have come up in your workweek. In this write-up I hope to address some common misconceptions about EMV and how it effects kiosk manufacturers, ISOs, and kiosk business owner/operators. By the end you should have a good idea of what it takes for all of these groups to get their products past the “EMV capable” finish line.
It is not just the hardware:
EMV hardware manufacturers and distributors have spent the last few years focused on educating ISV/ISOs and hardware integrators that EMV is not just a matter of buying a new piece of hardware. A true solution is dependent on a marriage of hardware and software; and as marriages go it also entails a commitment. More on that to come…
EMV Level 1 means that a device physically meets EMV specifications for chip (contact), and in some cases NFC (contactless).
EMV Level 2 means that the firmware on a device performs to EMV processing specifications.
Both EMV Level 1 and Level 2 are the responsibility of terminal manufacturers. This hardware can be described as “EMV ready.”
Level 3 is achieved when a developer marries a device meeting the aforementioned Level 1 and 2 EMV specifications with their software, and commits to certifying it with a processor or processors, and then the card brands. This fully developed and certified solution can be described as “EMV capable.”
The cost and level of commitment:
The cost of this commitment can definitely set you back more than a designer engagement ring, depending on the ring of course. The cost and level of commitment varies greatly depending on the developer’s goals.
A developer can choose to pursue a direct certification with a processor (fully integrated) or decide to use a payment gateway which has already made a commitment to certifying a piece of hardware with a processor(s) (semi-integrated).
Fully integrated vs. semi-integrated:
A fully integrated approach to EMV is a time consuming a very costly endeavor and the end solution is fully within PCI scope. Historically speaking a fully integrated solution can easily take 8 to 12 months to develop and certify. The cost will be well over $100K all-in considering time, tools, and certification testing. Then rinse and repeat for each processor you want to certify with.
A semi-integrated approach allows you to leverage the commitment of another company to complete your solution in a matter of weeks, and at an enormously reduced cost. In addition to the cost factor a semi-integrated solution also allows you to piggyback on your gateway partner’s PCI-DSS compliance. A semi-integrated approach eliminates your need for full-blown PCI and EMV evaluation. In most cases semi-integrated system architecture will allow for a PCI Self Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) to obtain your attestation of compliance.
RIVERWOODS, Ill. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Creditcall, a payment gateway provider and EMV migration specialist, and Diners Club International, a business unit of Discover Financial Services and part of the Discover Global Network have announced a signed agreement that will expand the acceptance of Discover and Diners Club cards worldwide.
“This agreement will increase the number of merchants that card members have access to in over 30 countries.”
This agreement is part of Discover Global Network’s overall strategy to partner with key payment solution providers, such as Creditcall, to help drive increased Discover and Diners Club card acceptance. The agreement also means that Creditcall will, as standard, certify new solutions for Discover across future processor certifications, widening the reach of card acceptance for both parties. Creditcall is a leader in a number of sectors – from transportation ticketing and parking to vending, retail and hospitality. Some of the largest UK transit system providers - such as Atos and Cubic, already use Creditcall’s payment gateway.
“Working with Creditcall is an important step in securing card acceptance at merchants around the globe,” said Gerry Wagner, vice president, Discover Global Network. “This agreement will increase the number of merchants that card members have access to in over 30 countries.”
Discover Global Network is the third largest payments network in the world and the largest merchant acceptance network in Asia-Pacific. With more than 30 million merchant acceptance locations and one million ATM and cash access locations across 185 countries and territories, Discover Global Network includes Discover, Diners Club International, PULSE and affiliated networks.
Creditcall’s range of payment solutions includes in-store, online and mobile card payment acceptance as well as products to simplify and speed up EMV migration, helping countries transition from magnetic stripe card acceptance to the Chip and PIN. Creditcall works across a range of industries where secure, reliable and trusted payment capabilities are essential, including parking, vending, transportation, hospitality and retail.
“Creditcall is pleased to be strengthening its relationship with Discover through this joint initiative which benefits Creditcall’s past, present and future customers, giving them a wider, enhanced offering,” said Sian Bosley, commercial director of Creditcall. “We look forward to working closely with Discover to help expand their card acceptance across Europe. This is a great example of a leading card scheme recognizing that Creditcall is a global leader in the payments industry and can contribute to their success.”
About Creditcall Limited
Creditcall makes card acceptance simple from any device, anywhere. No matter if in retail, hospitality, parking or transportation, our award-winning EMV-ready Payment Gateway and EMV Kernels are at the very heart of our clients’ business. Whether in-store, online or mobile, we ensure payments flow securely, all day, every day.
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