Kwik Trip Selects Gilbarco FlexPay EPP for PCI Compliance

First phase involves 1,157 dispensers at 164 locations

LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Kwik Trip Inc. will be upgrading its fuel dispensers with Gilbarco FlexPay Encrypting PIN Pad (EPP) retrofits for Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance. The program begins this month with 1,157 dispensers at 164 locations in the first phase. The hardware is PCI Encrypting PIN Pad (PCI EPP) compliant and provides for Triple Data Encryption Standard (TDES) encryption of the Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) entered by consumers during debit card transactions at the pumps.

"Kwik Trip's decision enables their customers to continue to use PIN-based debit [image-nocss] at the dispenser after July 1, 2010, with card and PIN data protected through encryption," said Scott McDowell, director of dispenser applications at Gilbarco Veeder-Root. "The FlexPay EPP is available as a field retrofit and as a factory-installed option on new dispensers to provide consumers with a consistent experience at all locations."

Greensboro, N.C.-based Gilbarco Veeder-Root and Gasboy are leading suppliers of fuel dispensers, payment systems, integrated fuel control, site management and support services for petroleum marketers and commercial fueling enterprises worldwide.

La Crosse, Wis.-based Kwik Trip directly owns and operates more than 350 Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Hearty Platter and Tobacco Outlet Plus stores throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. It offers E85 at nearly 50 locations. The company also operates its own bakery, commissary, dairy, distribution warehouse and vehicle maintenance divisions.