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Our product offering extends with PURE contactless kernel

Alcinéo has developed the PURE contactless kernel in order to provide a complete suite of payment solutions for varied markets

PURE contactless  kernel has been developed in addition to the range of contactless applications already available in our product portfolio. We deliver to our customers the largest choice in terms of contactless kernels from international payment schemes  (MCL, PayWave, Expresspay, DPas, UnionPay…) or fast expanding regional and proprietary payment schemes (EftPOS, Girocard, Total…).

Why supporting PURE is crucial for POS manufacturers :

The technology has already been adopted by more than 30 domestic schemes globally, representing 120 millions of cards in circulation.  (source : Gemalto.com)

PURE is widely supported in closed-loop payment systems and by many national payment schemes worldwide, offering the opportunity for all stakeholders to provide interoperable payment solutions in all business sectors (e.g. lunch vouchers, transit fare collection, gas stations…). 

Alcinéo helps you build innovative and secure payment solutions

The white label payment issued by Gemalto is fully compliant with EMV requirements. Alcinéo has developed the kernel application according the PURE specifications for contactless readers. The solution is ready to be certified, internally validated against the appropriate test plans. 

Alcinéo has a long-term experience in developing state-of-the-art payment solutions, easily adapting to market requirements. We support integrators and POS manufacturers at all stages of their device lifecycle :

  • advice on hardware design
  • kernel implementation
  • certification process
  • integration with payment application and acquiring networks
  • deployment and maintenance on the field 

We offer a complete range of services according particular device environment : transit system, ATM, gas stations, mobile POS, kiosk…

If you require further information on the PURE application or our Trusted Payment Solutions, feel free to contact us at : info@alcineo.com

Adopt a new consumer experience

When the smart#phone becomes a smart#terminal

Consumers have widely adopted contactless payments in their daily shopping experience. They may feel frustrated when the option is not available in-store and even at small or itinerant merchants.

Contactless payment on smartphoneThe mobile solution developed by Alcinéo allows merchants of all size to simply accept contactless payments, using their smartphone or tablet, without any add-on. Small businesses can benefit from all the features of a POS, hence improving cardholders’ experience, and growing the volume of purchase for their business.

MCL (Mastercard) and PayWave (Visa) microkernels are located into the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) provided by Trustonic, in the secure OS of the mobile device. The contactless transaction is processed with the same level of security as when paying at a contactless capable POS, and cardholder’s sensitive account data is protected.

If you are interested and want to learn more about the solution, come and visit us at Trustech, held in Cannes, November 28-30.

We’ll be happy to meet you at our booth – LER C 008.

Logo Trustech

Contact us for more information : info@alcineo.com

Interac : updated terminal specifications v1.5b

Updates on contactless functionalities

Interac, the Canada-based payment network has released the latest version 1.5b of the “Dual interface reader/terminal specifications for Interac Direct Payment and NFC based transactions”.

The document sets requirements to guide vendors and developers wishing to implement the IDP specifications for contact and contactless transactions at POS systems and ATM (for contact).

Additional functionalities are described in the contactless specification part, defining the process for contactless transactions between a terminal and a mobile device supporting Interac application.

The main changes refer to the mobile payment requirements, such as a “Mobile Passcode” CVM type, or the retained cardholder data functionality, or the limit of contactless taps parameter.

These updated functionalities allow merchants to accept easily contactless payment at their POS systems, using the Interac contactless application, whether their customers hold a credit card, or a smartphone.

Other international payment schemes also set a range of functionalities to allow contactless payments using multi-form factors which drives further adoption and usage of the tap&go move, such as dual interface cards, smartphones, or other form factors like rings and wristbands.

Visit Interac website to discover Interac products, offers and services.

Feel free to contact your Alcinéo representative to obtain further information on our Interac contactless kernel, and on the range of software solutions and services for payment terminal security and interoperability.


Upcoming event : Trustech

Contact us at info@alcineo.com to arrange a meeting during the 3 days event in Cannes, November 28 – 30


TEE solution for mobile payments showcased at Money 20/20

Money 20/20 Europe, taking place in Copenhagen, June 26-28, is a “catalyst for the growth and development of the payments and financial services ecosystem”.

Money 20/20 is a key event for stakeholders who wish to participate in the evolving payment landscape. Alcinéo and Trustonic take an active part in this evolution by collaborating on a TEE solution, dedicated to secure mobile payments.

Alcinéo’s contactless kernels, embedded into the Trusted Executed Environment from Trustonic, offer a high level of security during contactless transactions on a smartphone or a tablet, hence providing a reliable alternative to traditional POS system. 

Come and try this disruptive payment innovation dedicated to mobile payments on Trustonic booth : H18

Feel free to contact us and require more details : info@alcineo.com.


Live demo at Mobile World Congress

MWC is the largest dedicated event for mobile technology, taking place in Barcelona, Feb 27 – March 2 2017.

During the show, a live demo will be showcased on Trustonic booth, Hall 6 – 6I40. Visit their booth and find out how a smartphone turns into contactless card reader.

Alcinéo’s PayWave kernel embedded into the Trusted Execution Environment from Trustonic in a smartphone or tablet,  offers the same level of security as a traditional POS, either during offline or online transactions.

The TEE payment solution allows merchants to process EMV transactions without compromising cardholder data confidentiality, using their own smartphone as a contactless teminal without the need for an add-on.

Try it on Trustonic booth 6I40, or contact Alcinéo team to obtain further information.      

On release – EMV Level 1 contactless specification v2.6

Are you compliant with 2.6 EMV specification ?  

From January the 1st 2017, EMVCo mandates to support the EMV Level 1 contactless specification 2.6.

Alcinéo’s EMV contactless stack is fully compliant with the 2.6 release. Moreover, the contactless firmware has been tested against the PCD digital test cases, version 2.6b, mandatory, starting from 1st February 2017. 

Visit EMVCo website to access the related documentation.

For more information on our products and services, send an email to info@alcineo.com.

Press Release – Alcinéo’s full set of trusted solutions

Alcinéo wil exhibit its full range of trusted payment solutions at Trustech, from November 29th, to December 1st, in Cannes. Our complete suite of products and solutions are gathered around one core of payment, hence providing best-in-class solutions at POS systems. 

Get more details in our latest press release, here

And feel free to ask us more information at : info@alcineo.com

Alcinéo to take part in French Tech Tour in india

October 24 – 28, 2016, Alcinéo is going to meet indian partners, during a trip making stage in 3 major cities, New Delhi, Bangalore, and Bombay.

Being part of French Tech Tour in India, is a great opportunity for us to get closer to our indian customers, and reinforce our collaboration with innovative companies in the payment technology.

Alcinéo is specialized in the development of trusted payment solutions adapted to various card acceptance devices ; POS/EFTPOS ; ATM ; Mobile payment ; Gas dispenser ; Transit payment.
Our range of products include EMV contact and contactless kernels and contactless payment suite : PayWave, MCL (Paypass), ExpressPay, D-PAS, UnionPay, JCB.

Because security is a constant issue in our connected world, we have developed a full logical security oriented package :
– PCI PTS POI software package
– Terminal Management System

Feel free to contact us for further information at: info@alcineo.com