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.
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