GREENSBORO, N.C. – December 3, 2010 – North America’s first EMV transactions at the gas pump began in late October when customers at an Ultramar station in Montreal, Quebec used their chip & PIN cards at the fuel island. The Gilbarco FlexPay EMV CRIND systems installed in Gilbarco Encore® S gas pumps encrypted the information from each card’s chip as well as the Personal Identification Number (PIN) the customer entered on the keypad.
“It is important to us that we provide our customers with the highest level of security possible when fueling at an Ultramar station,” said Sébastien Bousquet, Manager Applications Development at Ultramar. “Our partnership with Gilbarco has allowed us to achieve EMV compliance well in advance of market deadlines and be the first to provide our customers with this extra security.”
EMV is a global standard for credit and debit payment cards based on chip card (also known as smart card) technology. The standard is designed to protect consumer card and PIN data against theft and fraud. EMVco, the organization that administers the testing and approvals process to evaluate compliance with the specifications, is currently owned by American Express, JCB, MasterCard and Visa.
More than 16,000 Gilbarco FlexPay EMV CRIND terminals are installed worldwide, including sites with leading retailers in Canada, according to Mark Williams, Marketing Manager, Dispenser Applications at Gilbarco Veeder-Root. These pay-at-the-pump terminals meet EMV 1 & 2, PCI PIN Entry Device (PED) and Interac requirements. They are available factory-installed in new dispensers or as retrofit kits to upgrade existing dispensers with an integrated appearance. A modular design enables service on individual components instead of replacing the entire payment system. The systems help protect data with physical and logical security. Physical security features disable operation in the event of device tampering. Logical security features encrypt data at the point of card and PIN entry and throughout the system.
“This EMV achievement illustrates our long history of delivering payment technology that solves complex regulatory requirements for our customers in a flexible, cost-effective manner,” said Williams. “Retailers such as Ultramar will benefit from our rich experience delivering these solutions in other global markets.”
Gilbarco Veeder-Root also developed the first fuel dispenser payment solution that meets the Payment Card Industry (PCI) requirement that applies in the United States. Since launching the FlexPay Encrypting PIN Pad (EPP) in 2008, the company has shipped more than 100,000 of the devices. Gilbarco was also first to market with a secure encrypting card reader for fuel dispensers and first to receive PCI Unattended Payment Terminal (UPT) certification for a fuel dispenser in 2010.
About Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the worldwide technology leader for retail and commercial fueling operations. We offer the broadest range of integrated solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store and head office. For almost 150 years, Gilbarco has earned the trust of its customers by providing long-term partnership, uncompromising support and proven reliability. In fact, we help manage the business and maximize the bottom lines for 19 of the top 20 convenience store operators in the U.S.
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