EMV Compliance vs. PCI Compliance | The KioskSimple Blog

Brief overview of each of these standards for protecting cardholders so you have an idea how they impact how you accept credit card payments at your self-service kiosk or POS.

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To clarify it even further and more simply, PCI is about making sure the card data doesn’t get stolen and is secure in the first place and EMV is making sure if the data IS stolen that the content is rendered useless.” – CPI 

Self-Service Hospitality – Ariane Systems Launches Strategic Focus on North America as Part of Global Market Development Initiative

Leading hotel self-service solution provider relocates CEO and key management support to the U.S., enhances integration initiatives with North America…

Source: www.ariane.com

In an effort to streamline transactions, the company has also linked its self-service platform with multiple payment service providers that include Merchant Link, Shift4, SIX Payment Services, Ingenico Group and Verifone. Integrations with several PMS providers such as Oracle/Micros, PAR Springer Miller, Cenium, and Infor also serve the purpose of enhancing property operations and efficiency. To further ensure that hoteliers throughout North America have the ability to gain access to cutting edge hospitality solutions, Ariane Systems is also developing partnerships alongside industry-recognized brands, such as Guestdriven, iRis Software Solutions, Nor1, Runtriz and StaynTouch. 

Harvey Nichols customers use iPads to unlock product content in store « Retail Innovation

Harvey Nichols customers use iPads to unlock product content in store

Source: retail-innovation.com

As well as providing an enhanced shopping experience, it enables retailers to collect data on customer behaviour in store prior to checkout. After leaving the store, predictive models use this data to increase customer engagement and sales. Based on their clients’ objectives, they can drive purchases online or drive customers back to the store.

The trial has also been going on in London at Heals, Made & Dwell and DropDead.

Pharmabox Rolls Out Automated Drugstore, Filling Void In Underserved Communities

MIAMI — Pharmabox Inc. said it’s shipping the first of its first self-service kiosks that carry more than 140 items typically found in a local pharmacy. Pharmabox creator and company chief executive Alejandro Rodríguez Espinoza said he wanted to find a way to get name-brand products into communities that are underserved by brick and mortar stores. After two years of research and development, the Pharmabox was born.

Source: www.vendingtimes.com

Pharmabox reportedly offers well-known personal care products and over-the-counter medicines at the same or lower prices than those found at most stores. Featured brands include Tylenol, Vicks, Advil, Ben Gay, Pepto Bismol, Colgate, Gillette, Tampax and Band-Aid.

US retailers fear they’ll miss EMV transition deadline | PaymentEye

A US trade group is asking the payment-card industry to delay the October EMV transition plan that will leave the retail food stores and pharmacies it represents liable for fraudulent transactions if they are unable to meet the deadline.

Source: www.paymenteye.com

FMI sent letter to VISA/MC asking for 2016. Retail food stores and pharmacies will not be able to meet 2015 deadline.

Along with the cost of updating their equipment, merchants face a 16-week delay for delivery of EMV-enabled card readers, the letter said. The group of American retailers also fears that the introduction of chip cards will cause larger checkout queues during the run up to the holiday season.

Bitcoin Foundation ‘effectively bankrupt’, may split in two

The Bitcoin Foundation may split into two separate bodies after facing reputational damage, declining membership and continued losses.

Source: www.paymenteye.com

“The foundation has almost no money left, and just fired 90 per cent of its people. Some will stay on as volunteers,” Janssens wrote, adding that a lack of transparency and poor spending decisions led to its current crisis.

“The foundation isn’t bankrupt, but the board needs to decide whether the responsible thing to do is to continue the organization with a much smaller organization and vision or to dissolve it,” board member Gavin Adresensaid in response.

According to the leaked document, the Foundation still can still cover operational costs at its current burn rate for several months.

Reds food vendor rolls out self-serve beer machines at ballpark

Delaware North Sportservice, the team’s food provider, has installed 20 self-serve beer kiosks at Great American Ball Park for the 2015 season.

Source: www.sportingnews.com

The machines, produced by DraftServ Technologies and set up at 10 locations throughout the stadiums, allow fans to purchase cards in $20 and $100 increments to buy Anheuser-Busch products by the ounce.

Outside the ballpark, the stored-value cards will be sold at retail stores in Greater Cincinnati and can be used throughout the season, said Don Dierig, Sportservice’s district manager.

In addition, Sportservice has set up four kiosks along the third-base side of the main concourse that allow fans to order and pay for food items for express pickup at six themed concession stands, including the region’s famous Skyline Chili dogs. Those machines will be operational by the Reds’ second homestand, starting April 24 against the Cubs.

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