ID TECH Recertifies Contactless Kernels for the VP3300/VP8300

The Recent Recertification of ID TECH’s ViVOpay VP3300 and VP8300 Contactless Kernels Boosts Product Longevity in the Tier 2 SMB and Mobile Markets

Cypress, CA, October 9, 2020ID TECH, a global leader in secure payment solutions, is announcing the refresh of the contactless kernels for the VP3300 and VP8300, extending the ability to certify those products through 2024. The contactless kernels in both the VP3300 and the VP8300 have been recertified to support the latest contactless payment capabilities including EMV L1 contactless v2.6, American Express Expresspay 4.0.2, Discover D-PAS 1.0, Mastercard 3.1.2, and Visa VCSP 2.1.3.

The VP3300 is a versatile mobile payment device that supports audio jack, USB-HID, and USB-KB interfaces, as well as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) communication for pairing to Android and iOS mobile devices.  Its compact design, along with its OEM version, allows POS terminal providers to incorporate the VP3300 into their products.

The VP8300 is an attractively packaged countertop device that shares the same EMV L1 contact, EMV L2 contact, EMV L1 contactless, and brand contactless certification as the VP3300.  Both the VP3300 and the VP8300 feature an MSR, EMV chip slot, and NFC antenna, making them ideal solutions to take the most popular payment methods, including mobile payments like Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay.

The VP3300 and VP8300 are both ideal products for merchants that are looking to securely accept MagStripe, EMV chip, or contactless transactions that do not require PIN support. Along with traditional EMV payments, the VP3300 and VP8300 also support mobile loyalty programs such as Apple VAS and Google SmartTap 2.1.

“The ID TECH VP3300 and VP8300 are easy to use and easy to integrate, while the refreshed kernels provide an increased lifespan of an already popular product.  The products’ shared contactless kernels enable payment processors to certify a wide variety of POS terminals that incorporate the VP3300 or VP8300 in one L3 certification,” says Jason Hall, Product Manager for Mobile and OEM products.

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ID TECH is a global leader in the Auto ID industry with sales, manufacturing, and R&D facilities around the world. The company has become a well-established payment solutions provider with extensive experience in data capturing and encryption products and services. Designing dependable, feature-rich products have made ID TECH a leading supplier of magstripe readers/writers, mobile payment readers, contactless readers, smart card readers, barcode readers, POS keyboards, signature capture devices, PCI-compliant PIN pads, and other specialty products for OEMs, VARs, resellers, distributors, and key end-users. ID TECH provides both standard and custom solutions to support customer requirements.

For more information about ID TECH, please call 1-800-984-1010 or visit

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