EMV and your SAM4s Cash Register Call us at 1-800-86-2274 to discuss how we can add the equipment necessary for your existing SAM4s cash register to accept EMV chipped credit cards and NFC payments today. October, 2015 was the EMV deadline for credit card equipment including SAM4s cash registers that accept credit card payments directly. We can help you make that transition. What is EMV? On October 1st, 2015, liability associated with the fraudulent use of counterfeit or stolen cards essentially shifted from the card issuer to the merchant. Merchants can alleviate this risk by implementing payment solutions that comply with EMV (Europay®, Mastercard® and Visa®) that are currently employed across Europe and Canada. EMV- enabled (chip) cards contain a microprocessor in addition to the standard magnetic stripe. This microprocessor makes the duplication of a stolen card nearly impossible, leading to the eventual reduction of card-present (in-store) fraudulent transactions. It is important to note that EMV is a liability shift and not a mandate. Many merchants will likely wait until their Point of Sale system requires an update to migrate to EMV, while others may not upgrade at all, depending on their exposure to fraudulent transactions and willingness to adopt new hardware and EMV processes (slower transactions).
SAM4s cash registers will continue to utilize Datacap’s Tran™ family of hardware to drive a variety of EMV-enabled PIN Pads.For single-lane installations, the new, small footprint IPTran™ LT drives the EMV-enabled PIN Pad directly on behalf of the POS. For larger installations, Datacap’s new, small footprint PDCs™ (Peripheral Device Controllers) drive the PIN Pad at each lane and forward transactions to a Tran™ Server.
For SAM4s Datacap has already certified and released the VeriFone VX805, a cost effective entry-level PIN pad from VeriFone supporting EMV, standard magnetic stripe and contactless payments (Apple Pay, Google Wallet, Softcard, etc.). Other Pin Pads have already been added and there are plans to release support for higher-end customer-facing PIN pads from Ingenico and mobile EMV readers. The future will have us consistently adding new device support from a variety of providers going forward. This enables a flexible EMV solution that won’t lock merchants into a single pad or manufacturer option.
When will it be available? It is available right now with most processors. Give us a call today at 800-863-2274 and we can tell you if your processor is compatible with EMV and SAM4s cash registers.