Pinnacle Palm POS Reaches EMV Compliance

System security enhanced through chip-card certification

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Pinnacle Palm POS system is now EMV-compliant.

The Pinnacle Corp. and Worldpay, an electronic-payment solutions provider, completed and certified the integration between Pinnacle’s Palm point of sale (POS) system and the Worldpay processing host, making the system compliant with Europay Mastercard Visa (EMV) standards, the companies announced.

"The completion of this certification effort with Worldpay means that the fully integrated Palm POS solution will give retailers one of the highest levels of protection available against card-present data fraud by accepting chip cards," said Melissa Fox Hadley, director of product management for The Pinnacle Corp. "We are thrilled to work with Worldpay to offer our POS clients a safer, more secure payment method, while also reducing those retailers' fraud liability exposure."

The certification of Pinnacle's Palm POS with London-based Worldpay helps to reduce the liability faced by petroleum retailers when accepting chip cards for indoor transactions. 

The long-standing, collaborative history between Arlington, Texas-based Pinnacle and Worldpay laid the foundation for them to team up in certifying Palm POS for chip-card acceptance, according to the companies.

"Pinnacle is dedicated to serving convenience store and petroleum merchants, which are markets that remain a top focus for Worldpay," said Holly Fengler, vice president of corporate business unit client relations for Worldpay U.S. "Through this collaboration we will continue to grow and continue to deliver exceptional value in the marketplace.

Merchants can leverage the Pinnacle Palm POS with existing hardware and various back-office systems to help keep pace with ever-evolving regulatory mandates and enhancements, such as the liability shift surrounding chip-card transactions. The solution is designed to be flexible enough to provide a tailored payment experience across various POS environments, yet strong enough to ensure that these environments are better safeguarded against increasing fraud threats while adhering to a complex nature of regulatory compliance, according to the companies.

Pinnacle's Palm POS with Worldpay is in production with chip card-approved Ingenico PIN pads.

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