Terminals & EMV


Get informed on EMV Terminal cetification and EMV Toolkit.

POS Terminals from Sunmi: Integration Experience and Recommendations

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POS Terminals from Sunmi: Integration Experience and Recommendations

The decline in cash payments across the globe has driven the rising demand for point-of-sale payment terminals (POS terminals). In particular, customers are presently looking for wireless devices such as tablets and smartphones capable of functioning as electronic PO [...]

EMV Certification in a Nutshell

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The purpose of this article is to familiarize integrators with EMV processing, help merchants understand the process of EMV certification and estimate its cost. The relevance of EMV certification EMV stands for Europay, Mastercard and Visa, and denotes a worldwide tr [...]

EMV Toolkit: Experience and Recommendations

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In our previous article we explained the role of EMV toolkits in EMV terminal certification process. In this article we are going to share our experience of EMV toolkit usage as well as provide some advice and recommendations concerning the choice of the most suitabl [...]

EMV Terminal Certification and EMV Toolkit

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With the advance of EMV technology, more and more companies face the need to go through EMV certification. In one of our previous articles we’ve addressed the basic EMV certification steps. In this article we’ve decided to explain the concept of an EMV toolkit an [...]

Credit Card Processing in Restaurant Industry

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the peculiarities of credit card processing in the industries, where tips are widely used (restaurant industry is a vivid example). Originally, tips were given in cash, or added to the receipt as tip adjustments. Nowadays, EM [...]

EMV Compliance: How to Become EMV Compliant

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Nowadays, more and more merchants are becoming concerned with the problem of EMV standard implementation. These merchants are looking for the most suitable EMV solutions. The purpose of this particular article is to provide some guidelines, which will allow merchants [...]

The challenges of mobile EMV solutions

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The purpose of this article is to familiarize the readers with the challenges of implementation of mobile EMV solutions. The article is primarily targeted at software companies, which are looking for effective approaches to integration of card-present solutions into [...]

EMV Fallback Transaction

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This article continues the series dedicated to EMV standard and EMV payment card processing. In it we are going to describe transaction fallback mechanism, its purpose, and types of EMV fallback transactions. EMV technology As we know, the general purpose of EMV tech [...]

EMV payment terminal cloud demystified

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In our previous articles we mentioned embedded payment terminal solutions, however the concept of payment terminal cloud is still an innovative one. The purpose of this article is to describe a new conceptual approach for embedded solutions, a technology called NIO ( [...]

Contactless Payments Demystified

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There is a certain confusion regarding such concepts as EMV contactless payments and magnetic stripe contactless payments (sometimes called proximity payments). Both these concepts denote contactless payments (also called near-field contact or NFC payments), allowing [...]

EMV Parameters and EMV Keys Rotation

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The purpose of this article is to explain why EMV parameters and EMV keys rotation are an essential component of EMV certification process. The general assumption is EMV certification process includes just two basic stages: host certification and terminal certificati [...]

EMV, P2PE, or both?

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There is a lot of confusion on how EMV and point-to-point encryption (P2PE) work together and whether one can replace the other, and whether both technologies are necessary. While point-to-point encryption becomes more and more popular and EMV-related liability shift [...]



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