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Posted: 07 Nov 2019

EMV Certification Process in 3 Easy Steps You may have heard of EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) certification as it pertains to businesses becoming EMV compliant with the necessary equipment to mitigate fraud. But what exactly is EMV certification, and how does the process work? With EMV chip technology becoming the norm, what do you need to know about EMV certification? In this piece, we’ll help you answer those questions. We’ll dive into the 3 levels of certification and explain the EMV certification process by breaking it down into 3 easy steps. Additionally, we’ll explain how our EMV certified common kernel makes the process much simpler. Levels of EMV Certification Before we dive into the steps in the EMV certification process, let’s take a look at each of the 3 levels....

Contactless Payment Technology: 5 Things You Need to Know If you use or accept credit cards, chances are you’ve heard of contactless payments. You might even use contactless payment forms such as tap and go with your card or your smartphone on the latest point-of-sale hardware. But have you implemented the relatively new technology into your own business yet? If you haven’t, or if you just want to learn more about contactless payment technology, you’re in the right place. When EMV credit cards started using chip technology instead of a magnetic stripe, contactless payment technology came into play. So how does the technology work? It uses radio frequencies and Near Field Communication (NFC) to collect card holder data from the card. The card carries a built in antenna and communicates with...

ID TECH Admin
Posted: 10 Sep 2019

What is POS Hardware? POS hardware is the physical equipment used to process a transaction at the point of sale. You can think of it as the “point” where the customer and business commit to doing business together. It is a combination of hardware and software that does much more than merely performing a transaction. It impacts the day-to-day workings of the business, such as accounting, inventory control, and employee scheduling. What Components Comprise POS Hardware? Modern POS systems incorporate both POS hardware and software. From the customer side, the hardware consists of a smartphone or tablet while the software is an app on that mobile device. So instead of a credit card, a customer can pay with a store app or electronic wallet. From the business side, there are such...

Each month, bills come around. There’s no avoiding them, and there’s no stopping them. Although many companies are opening their payment methods up to online payment options, there are still customers who prefer to pay with cash or check, or simply don’t want their credit card information online. Pay and go kiosks are the solution to this. Not only are they easy to use, but they are also convenient for customers. The kiosks can be used internally and externally, so if the business is closed and a customer still needs to pay a bill, they can use the outdoor kiosk or go to kiosks located in a convenience store or mall — two options that are typically open past normal business hours. They are a great alternative to paying online or...

ID TECH Admin
Posted: 09 Sep 2019

These days, it seems that people will do anything to save a bit of time. Businesses and banks have been responding accordingly, offering new ways to pay that are both more secure and more time-friendly. One of the ways businesses have created a payment shortcut is by introducing self-service kiosks to their checkout lines. You might have seen them during your last coffee run to McDonald’s or your last lunch break at Panera Bread. Rather than waiting in line for everyone to order one burger with everything, one burger with no pickles and one burger with ketchup only and then count out 72 cents after they’ve finished placing an order, you can pop your order into the freestanding kiosk, swipe your card and wait for the order to show up at...