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TrustCommerce, leading provider of secure payment solutions, is pleased to partner with device manufacturer ID TECH on our Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) offerings serving a variety of environments such as call center, retail, mail order, kiosk, mobile, and others. “ID TECH is a wonderful partner of TrustCommerce. Their extensive line of encrypting payment devices allows us to provide our merchants with even greater flexibility and payment security,” said Rob Caulfield, Chief Executive Officer, TrustCommerce. read more
Shift4 Partners with ID TECH to Add Point-to-Point Encryption
Shift4 Corporation, the world's largest independent payment gateway, has announced a new Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) functionality achieved through a partnership with device manufacturer ID TECH.
“This solution pairs the proven security of TrueTokenization® with the PCI-reduction of P2PE and provides merchants with the best of both worlds,” said Shift4 CEO Dave Oder. “We're very excited to have ID TECH as our partner on this project.” read more
What is EMV Chip Card Technology
"EMV® is a global standard for credit and debit payment cards based on chip card technology" taking its name from the card schemes Europay, MasterCard, and Visa - the original card schemes that developed it. The standard covers the processing of credit and debit card payments using a card that contains a microprocessor chip. read more
First EMV Fraud on the Public: EMV Cards Aren't Perfect
The card industry has been battling the instance of payment card fraud ever since the first credit and debit cards were issued years ago. From the 1960's to around 2003 the magnetic stripe on the back of the card was the means by which card information was exchanged with the networks to effect a transaction. Over the years, criminals learned that the magnetic stripe was easily compromised and so the industry sought a more secure solution. Enter EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa, also known as chip and pin) technology. Is EMV the secure solution it is claimed to be? Don't bet your bank balance on it! read more
What is tokenization, and how does it work
Tokenization is gaining increased adoption in the payment domain. It can be used in different ways.
There are payment tokens and security tokens, for example. Apple Pay is an example of a payment
method using payment tokens. read more
What is NFC? Everything you need to know
So what is it exactly? Simply put, it's a method of wireless data transfer that detects and then enables
technology in close proximity to communicate without the need for an internet connection. It's easy, fast
and works automagically. read more
Security Risks of NFC
Near Field Communication (NFC) a wireless technology for transmitting information, promises to
make our lives easier. Reminds us of the nine words you should always fear whenever you hear
them: "We're from the government, and we're here to help."
As with all new technologies, the benefits also come with inherent risks. In the case of NFC,
knowledge is power. Knowing the risks may enable you to avoid becoming a another victim of technology. read more
I just received a new credit card that has an RFID chip in it, but I've heard reports that thieves might be able to steal my account information from it. Should I be worried?
It depends on who you ask. read more
Interactive vs. Static Digital Signage
In 2007, 91 percent of adults in the United States reported keeping their mobile devices within arm's reach at all times. Nine years and numerous mobile device updates later, I'd wager that percentage is even closer to 100 today. As individuals continue to utilize mobile devices as their primary source of information, we increasingly expect instant access to information at the touch (or sight) of a screen. As a result, consumers are much more responsive to information displayed digitally. read more
Chip Cards - Fiction vs. Fact
From The New York Times to the customers in line at your local grocery store, everyone is talking about EMV chip technology — it's time to distinguish the facts from the fiction and leave the myths to folklore. You can download a copy of the graphic. read more
Managing EMV Expectations
ISO's, acquirers, and other payment pros discuss the Chip Card implementation process to date. read more
The Greensheet reviews ID TECHS new UniPay III
Cypress, Calif.-based International Technologies and Systems Corp. – doing business as ID TECH, a global technology and manufacturing firm founded in 1985 – added UniPay III to its line of mobile payment card readers. Designed to connect to the audio ports of smart devices, UniPay III combines magnetic stripe, EMV (Europay, Mastercard and Visa) and contactless readers inside a small footprint. read more