Circle K Selects Gilbarco FlexPay EPP for PCI Compliance

Retailer upgrading legacy dispensers

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Gilbarco Veeder-Root will be providing FlexPay Encrypting PIN Pad field upgrades for more than 2,000 Circle K U.S. locations, as well as Encore S dispensers to upgrade their installed based of legacy dispensers to achieve PCI compliance. The FlexPay EPP hardware is Payment Card Industry Encrypting PIN Pad (PCI EPP) compliant and is the industry's most commonly-chosen solution for compliance at the forecourt. Gilbarco FlexPay EPP provides Triple Data Encryption Standard (TDES) treatment of the Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) entered by consumers during [image-nocss] debit card transactions at the pumps, in keeping with PCI requirements.

Circle K's strategy is to complete their compliance program before the July 2010 deadline. This will help the company minimize disruption to their sites, ensure availability of service technicians and effectively manage labor costs.

"Circle K customers will be among the first to benefit from PCI debit protection at the forecourt," said Scott McDowell, director of marketing for dispenser applications at Greensboro, N.C.-based Gilbarco Veeder-Root. "The modular design of FlexPay EPP makes compliance easy through seamless integration to Gilbarco dispensers and backwards compatibility to existing point of sale systems without wiring changes."

Gilbarco Veeder-Root are leading suppliers of outdoor payment systems, integrated fuel control, site management, and support services for petroleum marketers and commercial fueling enterprises worldwide.

There are more than 2,100 Circle K stores across the United States, with more than 4,000 international locations. Circle K is part of the Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., Laval, Quebec, which currently has a network of 5,444 convenience stores, 3,607 of which include motor fuel dispensing, located in 11 large geographic markets, including eight in the United States covering 33 states and three in Canada covering 10 provinces.