PARTNER NEWS: Conformance testing specialist Clear2Pay Open Test Solutions has received certification from major payment networks for a suite of solutions and services that are designed to make it easier for US merchants, VARs and payment processors to add support for EMV to POS terminals.
“The solutions and services — already certified by Discover, MasterCard and Visa, with American Express certification expected later this month — ease the move to EMV and ensure the correct integration of terminal and acquirer,” says Clear2Pay’s parent company FIS.
“Combined with pre-certification and certification services, the tools will be used during pre-certification and brand certification processes for Discover Contact DPAS, MasterCard M-TIP, Visa ADVT and American Express AEIPS.”
Full details can be found in the press release:
FIS Accredited by Payment Brands to Offer EMV Solutions and Certification Services for Payment Terminal Integration
Immediate availability of tools, services and consulting help merchants, VARs and payment processors prepare for October liability shift.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., October 2, 2015 – FIS™ (NYSE: FIS), a global leader in banking and payments technology as well as consulting and outsourcing solutions, today announced that its Clear2Pay Open Test Solutions has introduced a certified suite of solutions and services to support the U.S. market’s EMV terminal integration projects.
The solutions and services – already certified by Discover, MasterCard and Visa, with American Express certification expected later this month – ease the move to EMV and ensure the correct integration of terminal and acquirer.
Combined with pre-certification and certification services, the tools will be used during pre-certification and brand certification processes for Discover Contact DPAS, MasterCard M-TIP, Visa ADVT and American Express AEIPS. The complete offering optimizes a corporation’s time to make EMV conversion smoother and faster.
”Successful terminal integration is a key phase in any merchant EMV migration. However, obtaining the formal certificates can be a challenge, requiring specialist know-how and solutions,” said Marie Costers, General Manager, Open Test Solutions, FIS. “This FIS accreditation is a milestone for both our company and the merchant community who will benefit from FIS’ premier service to go to market faster with a richer and more secure payment service for consumers.”
From Oct. 1, liability for fraud committed using counterfeit cards moves to merchants that are not EMV-compliant. Mitigating card-present fraud is the goal, but EMV transactions must run flawlessly. Before bringing a payment terminal in the field, it must be tested to ensure a correct integration of both terminal and acquiring bank; also, all EMV payment terminals must undergo a mandatory certification process following the payment brand regulations and EMVCo specifications.
FIS is a global leader in banking and payments technology as well as consulting and outsourcing solutions. With a long history deeply rooted in the financial services sector, FIS serves more than 14,000 institutions in over 130 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 42,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing and banking solutions. Providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that empowers the financial industry, FIS is a Fortune 500 company and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index. For more information about FIS, visit www.fisglobal.com.