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Smart Card Alliance Webinar to Explore Benefits of Contactless Card and Mobile EMV Payments for US Merchants

First webinar in two-part series focuses on merchant benefits of contactless EMV payments Princeton Junction, N.J., September 16, 2016 – Many merchants working towards accepting EMV chip cards for more secure payments have another important decision to make—whether to also accept contactless payments. Merchants can explore the benefits of adding contactless acceptance for mobile wallets…
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Hellenic Bank launches PayBand using Gemalto’s water-resistant contactless EMV payment wristbands

Amsterdam, Aug. 2, 2016 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has supplied Hellenic Bank, a major Cypriot financial institution, with its Optelio contactless EMV Payment wristbands. These water-resistant NFC wristbands that are marketed as PayBand to Cyprus consumers will ensure that Hellenic Bank customers no longer have to worry about carrying cash…
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TSYS and Equinox Launch Semi-integrated EMV Solution for Lodging

Lodging, retail and restaurant environments benefit from EMV-certified all-in-one application Columbus, Ga., June 21, 2016 — TSYS (NYSE: TSS) and Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), a leading provider of payment terminals, applications and support services, today announced the availability of a semi-integrated payments solution to help Value-Added Resellers (VARs) quickly and easily develop and release EMV®-certified technology…
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Smart Card Alliance and International Parking Institute Publish New Edition of EMV and Parking White Paper

White paper provides updates on EMV chip technology, transition, and implementation in parking Princeton Junction, N.J., May 10, 2016 –With the U.S. moving to EMV chip technology for more secure credit and debit card payments, parking industry stakeholders across the payments value chain recognize the need to learn about EMV to plan to migrate their…
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Smart Card Alliance White Paper Provides Vision for Healthcare Identity Authentication and EMV Payments Convergence

Smart card technology can increase security, decrease payment vulnerability, reduce fraud and improve workflow for the healthcare industry Princeton Junction, N.J., February 25, 2016 – At the same time as the U.S. continues its migration to EMV chip technology to reduce counterfeit card fraud, the healthcare industry is dealing with fraud at an all-time high, with billions…
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EMV Update: The Rise of Mobile Payments

Vanderhoof on Why Contactless EMV Rollout Expected in Near Future In this interview with BankInfoSecurity, Randy Vanderhoof discusses the state of EMV adoption in the U.S., how authentication of EMV debit and credit transactions could evolve, and why more consumer education about the benefits of mobile payments is needed.    
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Smart Card Alliance Expands Payments Summit, Co-locates with ICMA EXPO to Meet the Needs of a Changing Payments Industry

Topics range from EMV chip payments, mobile, NFC, transit, and FinTech, to card manufacturing and personalization technologies and more Princeton Junction, N.J., December 18, 2015 – The newly co-located Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit and the ICMA Card Manufacturing and Personalization EXPO will hit Orlando, Florida next spring as a significantly expanded conference covering EMV chip…
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Smart Card Alliance White Paper Explores Contactless Payments and the Role of NFC Technology in U.S. EMV Migration

Princeton Junction, N.J., December 1, 2015 –As the U.S. migration to EMV chip payments continues, some industry participants are thinking about preparing to process payments made using EMV contact chip cards, EMV contactless chip cards, mobile NFCdevices, or all three. Yet for some, misconceptions around what NFC technology really is and how it can be…
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TSYS Certifies TranSend’s RevChip EMV Software

Compatible with Ingenico and Verifone point-of-sale devices; enables key restaurant features Columbus, Ga., and Mount Laurel, N.J., Nov. 10, 2015 — TSYS (NYSE: TSS) and TranSend, a provider of infrastructure software to the payments industry, today announced the certification of RevChip™, TranSend’s comprehensive EMV® application tailored to the U.S. market. Compatible with Ingenico and Verifone point-of-sale…