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UCP has Ingenico iUC285 Beta units

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Unattended Card Payments Inc. Begins Shipping the iUC285 in the U.S.
 
As a value added reseller of Ingenico unattended hardware, UCP Inc. is pleased to announce that we have received the first shipment of iUC285 beta units and are ready to supply this new payment device to interested integrators. The iUC285 is an all-in-one chip, contactless, and magnetic stripe reader. It is competitively priced and outdoor rated, making it an ideal payment terminal for self-service solution providers. The iUC285 is part of the Telium family of smart terminals, making it a good fit for integrators looking to cut down on complexity by using a comprehensive manufacturer provided Integration Kit.  “We are excited to have this device on our shelves and look forward to seeing them working in the field.” -Rob Chilcoat, President of North American Operations.  
 
To learn more and download the product brochure click here.  
 
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12
May
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UCP to Distribute oti EMV Solutions in the North American Unattended Payments Market

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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." 

About UCP
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

About oti
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.

UCP Contact:
Rob Chilcoat
President of N. American Operations 
(702) 802-3505
Email Contact 

oti Investor Contact:
Scott Liolios or Matt Glover
Liolios Group, Inc.
949-574-3860
Email Contact 

oti Press Contact:
Neil Barr
Director of Marketing
+972-4-686-8004
Email Contact

Source: On Track Innovations Ltd.

http://investors.otiglobal.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=144733&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2167424 

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22
Oct
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Digital Wallets: Why should you take them?

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As new payment technologies are taking hold in the American market, one big question that merchants have is what the benefits of accepting contactless payments are. Studies show that there are many benefits to both consumers and merchants. In this blog article we will examine those benefits and hopefully help you decide if accepting contactless payments is the right choice for your business.
 
Benefits to your customers:
 
Some of you may remember the first contactless payment method that was introduced in this country. It was done by Mobile gas stations and billed as the "Speed Pass.” It was launched in 1997 and the commercials showed happy consumers waiving a key fob past their iconic Pegasus logo which magically lit up indicating the customer was ready to pump. Convenience is something the American consumer looks for in all things. Industry research has shown that contactless transactions are faster than traditional credit card transactions and far faster than cash transactions. Shorter transaction times ultimately leads to shorter lines and greater customer satisfaction. 
 
Aside from being the “speedier” option for payment, it also can help with security concerns. With contactless payments, the card (or device) never has to leave the customers hand. The fact that they don’t have to hand it off to a cashier, or insert it into a chip card reader to complete the transaction greatly reduces the chances of lost or left behind cards. It also addresses the possibility of a dishonest cashier or waiter covertly swiping the magnetic stripe of a card through a skimming device to steal account numbers. Mobile wallets like ApplePay and AndroidPay utilize the same NFC (near field communication) technology that contactless cards use. Merchants who are able to accept contactless payments will be well positioned to accept these digital wallet payments which are already very popular amongst younger and affluent consumers. Aside from being the new "cool kid on the block," digital wallets also use advanced security features like tokenization and biometric user authentication making them especially attractive to the occasional consumer suffering from identity theft paranoia. 
 
Benefits to your business:
 
The quicker transaction times we touched upon above definitely help your business by keeping wait times down and your customers happy; but it can also help increase your overall revenue due to potentially not needing as many cashiers on duty during peak business times. By properly educating your customers and staff on the benefits of contactless payment technology you can improve operational efficiency in your business.
 
Research suggests that consumers with contactless payment cards and devices often exhibit greater loyalty to the retailers that accept them. By implementing contactless integration into your existing loyalty programs you can motivate customers to purchase more frequently through cross platform incentives. Enabling your POS system to accept mobile phone based contactless payments represents a multitude of marketing opportunities by using personalized mobile couponing, and location-based marketing campaigns to communicate sales and incentives to consumers inside or nearby your locations. 
 
Find out more about contactless payment acceptance by contacting us today!
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Website: www.ucp-inc.com 
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18
Sep
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Do you know what it takes to get past the EMV finish line?

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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 Levels:

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.  

Conclusion:

I hope after reading this you have a better understanding of why just picking a piece of hardware that meets EMV Levels 1 and 2 doesn’t make a EMV capable solution. The Liability Shift is coming in October and we are here to help you prepare. For more answers to your questions, and for information on middleware available to you, please contact Unattended Card Payments Inc. at (702) 802-3504 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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28
Jul
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Creditcall and Discover Expand Diners Card Acceptance

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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.

Creditcall is a global payments service company with offices in North America and Europe. To learn more, visit us at www.creditcall.com or engage with us on Twitter @Creditcall.

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