Gilbarco Passport Receives First FDC EMV Certification

First Data approval will accelerate customer compliance for both transaction types

Gilbarco Veeder-Root Europay, MasterCard Visa (EMV)

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Gilbarco Veeder-Root has been certified by First Data Corp. (FDC) to accept Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) transactions on its Passport POS.

As one of the first petroleum retail point-of-sale solutions to execute live transactions on both debit and credit EMV chip cards, Passport will provide retailers with a seamless upgrade as more and more consumers adopt the new cards. First Data has been producing EMV-enabled cards and processing EMV transactions for years.

“Gilbarco is excited to continue our legacy of first-to-market EMV technology,” said Kevin Bailey, Gilbarco director of North America point of sale. “Our wide range of both indoor and forecourt EMV offerings not only meets the requirements, but also generates a return on investment, by improving customers’ site profiles, engaging consumers at the pump, and upselling inside the store.”

The announcement of a certified POS solution signals that EMV technology adoption continues to accelerate. Petroleum retail customers who have already deployed Passport as their POS solution will benefit from a simplified transition process for customers and employees, when the EMV software is released to production in early 2016.

With Gilbarco’s large install base, many retailers will be positioned to accelerate EMV certifications with networks and card brands, both inside the store and at the forecourt. EMV support for the First Data network of customers will allow brands like ExxonMobil, Sunoco, Valero, Clark and Gulf to be among the first petroleum clients to accept EMV transactions.

First Data, Atlanta, is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries.

Greensboro, N.C.-based Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the worldwide technology leader for retail and commercial fueling operations. It offers a broad range of integrated solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store and head office.