Datacap Releases Certified TSYS US EMV Solution for Point of Sale

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Datacap Systems, a leading integrated payments middleware provider, has completed US EMV level 3 certification with TSYS and has released an EMV-capable version of NETePay™ that’s available for download today. NETePay for TSYS provides PC-based point of sale providers with the ability to deliver US EMV functionality via an evolving list of PIN Pads and simple out-of-scope interface.

NETePay for TSYS supports host-based tip adjustment for US EMV transactions, making it ideal for bar and restaurant applications. The initial release of NETePay for TSYS is certified to utilize the VX 805 PIN Pad from Verifone that supports EMV, MSR, PIN and NFC contactless transactions. Additional hardware options supporting mobility and point to point encryption will be available as Datacap completes queued device certifications.

“We’re excited to announce our latest US EMV certification with TSYS,” commented Justin Zeigler, marketing director at Datacap Systems. “Perfect for table-service restaurants, the host-based TSYS Summit platform supports US EMV tip adjustment and tokens so merchants can continue to handle gratuities without forcing the update to mobile devices.”

This release adds yet another processing option to Datacap’s current EMV-certified versions of NETePay which to date include Mercury, Vantiv, Paymentech, Sterling Payment, First Data Rapid Connect and TSYS, with more to follow. In advance of the release of Datacap’s Tran™ apps, embedded POS providers can utilize Datacap’s PDC™ to communicate with an EMV-enabled version of in-store NETePay today.

About Datacap Systems
Datacap Systems celebrates 32 years of successfully designing, manufacturing and marketing innovative integrated payment solutions. One simple interface allows Point of Sale developers to keep pace with evolving trends and payment industry standards, so they can spend development dollars on POS innovation rather than integrated payments. Because we sell our products exclusively through authorized POS resellers, merchants receive high-end payment solutions coupled with top-tier installation, service and support. Integrated payment solutions from Datacap are utilized by hundreds of POS applications in an array of vertical markets.

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How Can Merchants Close the EMV-NFC Knowledge Gap?

 

 

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One of the more perplexing elements of the slow, long-awaited march to EMV-chip cards in the U.S. is the lack of awareness that still pervades among merchants and consumers alike.

At the same time, mobile wallets such as Apple Pay have had no trouble becoming household names despite having fairly low adoption.

Three months past the U.S. EMV liability shift — the soft deadline set by the card networks for EMV adoption — Scott Holt, a vice president at Ingenico in North America, sees a chance to finally shift consumers away from their old payment methods. The twist is that it won’t be by consumers’ choice.

By the end of 2016, much of the U.S. retail market will be compliant with EMV and mobile wallets, Holt said. Consumers will have no choice but to abandon magnetic stripe payments, but when they do it will open up the opportunities to choose something other than EMV’s chip-and-dip process, he said. “People will have to learn a new experience with EMV anyway.”

The migration to both Near Field Communication-based wallets and EMV will place pressure on floor-level personnel at retailers to educate consumers on the new technologies. In particular, cashiers are the key to a smooth transition to new payments technology, as Beatta McInerney, a business development manager of payments for point of sale technology company ScanSource POS and Barcode, explains in recent column for PaymentsSource.

Retailers must train cashiers to spot if a consumer has an EMV chip even if the merchant is not accepting EMV cards at this point, McInerney said. This gives retailers an opportunity to teach the process at a more measured pace.

“Consumer experience is largely dependent on the education of retailers,” Holt said, adding that includes the skills to recognize and help consumers who are confused about how the new terminals work. Placing the right prompts into point of sale software is also important, he said.

The delays aside, Ingenico reports the EMV migration in the U.S. is progressing similar to other countries, adding it’s tracking the migration to tailor the education it will provide to merchants over the course of the next year.

Read the rest of this article at PAYMENTSSOURCE.COM.