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UCP Attending APTA 2014 in Houston

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UCP Inc. will be attending the biggest transportation show in the United States. APTA happens once every three years and is the premier trade show for those concerned with the transportation industry. We will be onsite with information regarding implementing EMV payment systems in North America. If you will be attending APTA and have questions about EMV or Chip and PIN in the Americas let us know and we can set up a time to meet. You can call us at 702-802-3504 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information about APTA you can visit their website. www.aptaexpo.com

 

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Acronyms in EMV: What do they all mean? Edition 2 CVM

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In this edition we will touch briefly on CVM, which stands for "Cardholder Verification Method". A Cardholder Verification Method is what is used to verify the identity of a person making a purchase. There are a number of different ways to do it, most commonly a signature is used. In order for a signature to be an acceptable CVM the transaction should be attended by a representative who can verify the signature's authenticity by means of comparing it to a drivers license or other ID. In the unattended space, the most common and industry acceptable standard is by having the user enter a PIN via a secure entry device. A CVM is not always required however, and there have been other options used such as biometric readers. You may have noticed that certain larger retailers don't require a signature for low dollar value purchases. The same can be true of unattended kiosks. The dollar figures and requirements surrounding when and what type of CVM should be used can be found through various online outlets, however the acquirer/processor will have a major stake in what they consider acceptable. Always check with your processor, it is a good rule of thumb regarding CVM requirements for chip, chip and pin, or contactless (NFC) transactions such as Google Wallet or Apple Pay. 

Google Wallet is a registered trademark of Google.

Apple Pay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. 

 

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Acronyms in EMV: What do they all mean? Edition 1

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For the first edition in this series of blog posts we will start with the first and most important acronym, EMV. EMV stands for Europay MasterCard Visa. EMV is a global specification regarding the use of chip card technology for the credit card payment industry. EMV was established to ensure interoperability and acceptance of payment systems Integrated Circuit Cards on a worldwide level. The acronym is derived from the names of the three organizations that originally collaborated on the specification. The regulatory organization that provides certifications and ongoing updates regarding the EMV standard is called EMVCo. (www.emvco.com) Visit their website to learn more about specifications for chip and pin, contactless, tokenization, and other items of interest. Their website is an excellent source of information about the future of credit card acceptance worldwide.  

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UCP attending EMV Migration Forum workshop in Oak Brook IL

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UCP will be attending the EMV Migration Forum workshop on September 26th 2014. We are excited to be attending the workshop to further our position as an industry consultant and provider of EMV compliant chip and pin hardware and gateway solutions for the North American market. This one day workshop will include the following session topics:

-Why EMV Now in the U.S.

-EMV 101

-Development Preparation

-Payment Security Standards

-Implementation Best Practices and Considerations

-Testing and Best Practices

The workshop is open to non-forum member VARs, ISVs, and ISOs. We encourage any interested parties to attend, but if you can't make it you can continue to count on UCP for up to date information on the changing landscape of credit card acceptance in North America. 

 

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Welcome to the UCP-Inc blog

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