Entries by POSDATA

Control Solutions Announces Company Name Change

Control Solutions, Inc. announced today that it will be named POSDATA Group, Inc., effective immediately. The name change is part of a re-branding initiative and corporate restructuring. “The rebranding will allow us to better leverage our marketing efforts and create a greater impact on the market” said Jeffrey Creighton, company President.  “All parts of the […]

Meeting EMV Requirements in the Hospitality Industry

Half of credit card fraud happens in the United States, often as a  direct result of magnetic-stripe cards that are easy to counterfeit or steal data from. 2015 was the year when forces combined to demand a transition away from magnetic-stripe cards to cards equipped with EMV technology (“Europay, MasterCard, Visa). These cards come with […]

Report from the National Retail Federation Show

POSDATA once again had a booth at the National Retail Federation (NRF) show in New York.  Another large turn-out of more than 33,000 retailers and exhibitors.  By all accounts it was a good show for everyone.  There is optimism about the future of retail, both online as well as brick and mortar.  POSDATA is excited […]

Credit Card Issuers Not Prepared for EMV

In a September 30 press release, Mastercard says that only 40% of their issued cards have chips for EMV. While this press release is intended to put a positive light on the transition to cards featuring EMV chip technology, the reality is that there is a long way to go to get consumer credit cards transitioned over. […]

EMV Liability Shift Ebook

Most people do not understand the upcoming EMV Liability shift. With the deadline coming October 1, 2015, many merchants and service providers are ill-prepared for the potential consequences of this shift. Fortunately Ingenico has put together an important eBook outlining the EMV Liability shift, with a focus on: What EMV is and the benefits it provides […]

EMV Updates: Summer 2015

As I interact with our dealer and reseller partners or sit in on sales calls with end users, questions consistently come up regarding EMV. Here are the latest EMV updates as of Summer 2015. Do I still need to use P2P Encryption since I am moving to accepting EMV cards? The answer to this one […]

How POSDATA Simplifies the Payments Industry

The payments industry is often very complex and confusing. Choosing the best payment product, ensuring proper encryption of payment devices, and understanding PCI compliance issues can be a Herculean task. Having a well-informed partner who understands industry complexities and can help VARs serve their end users is the mission and purpose of POSDATA. If you are unfamiliar with POSDATA, […]