In the world of Point of Sale, the big news that has been floating around for some time now is the national transition to the new EMV chip cards. We have received many questions about how this is rolling out to our customers so we want to give you this update.
First of all, the October 1st, 2015 Deadline, that is long gone, was for Stand-Alone Credit Card systems only. None of the registers that we have installed across the nation meet this specification, so you don't need to worry.
The reason we have been so delayed on the installs for EMV is due to certifications that the credit card companies have been working through. Because of the sensitive nature of credit card information, these companies need to go through extensive trials and testing to insure the security of their credit card processors. This took longer than expected but we are now ready to implement these standards!
We are still working on the National Park Side to get EMV standards installed but we are so very close and should have answers within a week! Having a lot of experience with new systems, we know that there are usually some bugs that need to be worked out even after going live. We are heavily testing these new standards on all platforms so that when/if they happen, our amazing tech team is ready.
The concept of EMV is simple, and so is the process of switching over to it. With our expertise, you won't have to worry about a thing when you are ready to make the move!