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The specification for Visa contactless payments in transit

Visa released a specification (Visa Contactless Transit Kernel Specification v1.0) to define the functionalities applying to contactless kernels implemented in the transit payment ecosystem.

Payment terminals operating in the transit network must support the mandatory requirements of Visa Contactless Payment Specification but some functions are not applicable in a transport environment. 

Therefore, to help terminal vendors to easily identify the differences between transit and retail transaction processing, the VCTKS lists all the features that must be supported or must not be supported in a transit payment environment.

VCTKS replaces VOQOS, hence when the approval testing of VCTKS will become available at labs (by the end of the year, according to the announcement), VOQOS won’t be tested anymore.

As the expansion of contactless payments in transit continues to rise worldwide, the challenge for transit terminal providers is to develop innovative solutions, offering rapidity, convenience and security. Alcinéo develops contactless software solutions customized and fully compatible with the constraints of the transit fare collection systems, and with the VCTKS v1.0 specification.

Require more information at : info@alcineo.com.

Specification bulletin EMV® contactless Book C2

The organization in charge of global EMV® technology and chip card payment interoperability, EMVCo, has released a new specification bulletin for EMV Contactless Book C2, referring to Mastercard contactless kernel MCL. 

The new bulletin SB 203 describes modifications and clarifications brought to Book C-2 v 2.6. 

Starting January 1st 2019, kernels developed according EMV specifications Book C2 must integrate these changes. 

To obtain further details on this specification bulletin, you can refer to EMVCo website, or contact your Alcinéo representative.