GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a payment security and EMV (Europay, Mastercard and Visa) security technology supplier, has deployed a software production release to enable full indoor and outdoor EMV support for Atlanta-based First Data generic networks.
Passport Version 11.02 is EMV software that enables full chip-card functionality outside on the forecourt as well as inside the store. Passport Version 11.02 enables retailers using Passport POS (point-of-sale) to protect their businesses from fraud and meet EMV compliance in advance of the 2020 deadline.
All gasoline retailers in the United States have until Oct. 1, 2020, to update the POS systems in their fuel pumps to accept chip-enabled credit and debit cards to improve security. Those that don’t update their systems face fines from Visa and Mastercard.
Over the past year, more than 2 million outdoor EMV transactions have been processed through Passport POS in field testing since Gilbarco’s first chip-card transaction in the United States, the company said.
“Our customers are eager to turn on EMV chip payments at their dispensers during their busy vacation seasons to reduce the threat of credit fraud and be the first on their street to support EMV card transactions. With the significant amount of dispenser EMV hardware already installed across the country, we expect to see chip payments turn on rapidly at the dispenser as the point-of-sale software needed to enable it is starting to be released,” said Mark Williams, vice president of Gilbarco North America Marketing.
Passport Version 11.02 software functionality includes electronic signature capture and the ability to limit or minimize receipt printing. It also supports larger fueling locations with up to 64 fueling positions and 12 cashier stations. Passport Version 11.02 is the key component that makes the tablet-style POS system Passport EDGE EMV-ready out of the box, offering a new payment security option for smaller retailers.
Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Greensboro, N.C., offers retail and commercial fueling operations solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store and head office. Major product lines include fuel dispensers, pump media, POS systems, payment systems, tank gauges, software development and integration, fleet-management systems and nozzles.
Photos courtesy of Gilbarco Veeder-Root.