Entries by POSDATA

GoChipCard.com Launches

We are pleased to share with our industry partners and consumers the excellent resource that is GoChipCard.com. GoChipCard.com was created by the EMV Migration Forum and the Payments Security Task Force based on an industrywide commitment to provide easy-to-use and simple resources, and consistent messages about chip cards and their use. Its primary focus is for […]

A Guide to Payment Industry Acronyms

The payment industry is chock-full of acronyms and abbreviations to describe the often complicated technologies surrounding electronic payment transactions. We have worked in the industry for many years and even we have trouble keeping up with the latest acronyms and their definitions. To help clear up the confusion among our customers and friends in the […]

EMV Is Here: Is Your Customer’s Payment Hardware Ready?

Now that the holidays are over, the next big hurdle in payment hardware and software is right around the corner. EMV has an implementation milestone of October 1, 2015 for most retailers and processors to be EMV compliant.  The three dates below are from Master Card and Visa’s website. October 1, 2015 – Counterfeit Card […]

Replace Pre-PCI Devices Now

As 2014 slips away, there is an important piece of information that you will want to share with some of your customers.  December 31, 2014 is the last day that Pre-PCI devices can be used by customers that have them installed.  Please share this information with those that have Pre-PCI devices still installed in their […]

10 Steps in a Point of Sale System Refresh

Are you considering a Point Of Sale System Refresh?  Whether it’s a full refresh, server refresh or systems infrastructure upgrade, there are a lot of factors to consider. By following a few simple steps you can reduce your risk and increase your reward. Some of these may seem obvious to retailers, but you might be […]

POSDATA Announces New Customer Support Services

POSDATA is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, we are offering customer support for all customers who purchase or develop software utilizing integrated terminals. Support includes configuration, troubleshooting and ongoing maintainance and is offered via annual support contracts, hourly programs, and other customized agreements. According to Mr. William McCubbins, EVP Payment Sales and Services, “POSDATA […]

PIN Entry Devices to Expire

As security standards continue to evolve, some PIN entry devices are approaching their expiration. The PCI Security Standards Council and Visa recently announced that devices approved in the first version of the PCI PIN program (way back in 2004!) and not subsequently approved for higher levels of security are now at their expiration point. Stakeholders […]

Services for Installing and Supporting Smart Card Readers

With recent data breaches at major retailers like Target and Nieman Marcus, much attention is being placed on ways to hedge against the threat of further attacks. Among the options available to retailers is a migration of point of sale systems towards the adoption of smart card technologies. Inside of a smart card is an […]