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Attend Trustech and learn more about SoftPOS

Come and join us at Trustech, held in Cannes from the 26th to 28th of November. Attend the 3-days event to catch up on digital payment innovations and security. 

Expand smartcard payments capabilities at lowest cost and with the fastest implementation leadtime. SoftPOS is the ideal solution, allowing merchants in any working environment to easily accept card payments using their own smartphone or tablet as a Point-Of-Sales terminal, without additional equipment. 

The SoftPOS application can be loaded through standard app store – convenient and reliable solution to start accepting digital payment. 

Meet us at our stand J009 to find out more about the functionalities of the solution and the security features required by international payment institutions. You can also request a meeting with our sales team for dedicated discussions around payment innovations and security. 

To contact our sales team, email us at : info@alcineo.com
 
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Activation of JCB 1.4 contactless

The activation of JCB 1.4 contactless Type Approval is effective since end of September 2019.
Terminal providers shall now submit their products to JCB contactless v1.4 certification process, using the related documentation : TA test program requirements 1.5 and JCB 1.4 Implementation Conformance Statement.
The sunset for accepting Type Approval requests for JCB v1.3 based terminal is end of March 2020, and end of March 2022 for renewal TA requests.
Contact your Alcinéo representative to obtain further information on JCB implementation and type approval process : info@alcineo.com

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SoftPOS & data protection

SoftPOS solutions must prove robust data protection to be adopted by merchants and consumers. Security on mobile devices is based on several approaches. 

Join us at Trustech (stand J 009) to grasp which security feature is the most reliable in the softPOS mode. 

Visit Trustech website and register online or contact us to obtain your free pass. 

Follow Alcinéo on Linkedin to keep informed on the latest technological innovation in the area of digital payments. 

Convenience and security

Dedicated to small and micro-merchants, the SoftPOS solution allows payment solution providers to extend their smart payment acceptance offer. The principle of SoftPOS is to offer a lightweight, convenient and secure solution to merchants who cannot get equipped with traditional POS systems, or to complete existing POS systems for more mobility…

Check out the solution at Trustech

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Mastercard LoA validity

Mastercard has decided to extend the LoA validity for MCL approved products, to align with the validity period granted to contactless terminals certified with EMV® contactless Level 1 3.0 specification.

Products submitted to Mastercard contactless approval, with a Contactless Level 1 compliant with the 3.0 specification will now obtain a LoA with 4 years validity period. 

 

Join us at Trustech 2019

Alcinéo will be exhibiting in Cannes, during Trustech event, 26-28 November 2019Trustech logo J009

Join us to share visions of the upcoming challenges facing the digital payment transformation. 

Alcinéo is specialized in the development of EMV embedded software, integrating all type of payment terminals.

We also provide logical security modules, compliant with up-to-date PCI PTS requirements

Our extended range of logical payment and security solutions fit all targeted markets : transit, retail, vending and kiosks, gas dispensers. 

Feel free to visit us at our booth J 009, and keep in touch at : info@alcineo.com

We hope to meet you soon on the French Riviera.

Interac Flash v1.6

Interac Flash v1.6 for all contactless terminals

A few months ago, Interac had released a specification update for the certification of payment terminals applicable in the transit sector only. 

Interac has published earlier this month the relevant documentation such as ICS or product registration form in v1.6.

From now on, all type of contactless capable terminals submitted to type approval with Interac Flash shall integrate the IF Level 2 kernel version 1.6. 

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

EMV® Contact updates

Several documents have been released by EMVCo to announce changes and updates regarding the approval process of contact terminals. 

During Level 1 renewal, electrical tests and protocol tests are mandatory, whereas mechanical tests are not. The protocol test cases have been updated, and some of them are applicable depending on the ICS. EMVCo has released a new version of ICS v4.3c reflecting these test cases updates. 

EMVCo has also released a Specification Bulletin introducing a change for terminal clock signal frequency.

Starting January 2022, new terminals submitted to type approval shall have a minimum of 4.7 and maximum of 5 MHz clock signal frequency. 

Products submitted to renewal from January 2022 shall have a minimum of 3.1 and maximum of 5 MHz clock signal frequency. 

All the type approval and specification bulletins are available on EMVCo website

Go to our EMV Contact suite web page to find more information related to our EMV contact libraries. 

Feel free to contact your Alcinéo representative, or send a request to : info@alcineo.com.  

 

JCB contactless 1.4 certification starting in September

JCB has announced the specification update of their contactless kernel from 1.3 to 1.4 and issued a set of documentation and bulletins to prepare the kernel update (Including bulletin 007).

Starting next September, contactless terminal providers will have the ability to certify their readers against JCB v1.4 at accredited laboratories.

Both versions 1.3 and 1.4 will be accepted for type approval until sunset of version 1.3 in August 2020.

For further information on payment software and security solutions, do not hesitate to contact your Alcinéo representative or request information at : info@alcineo.com

EMV® Contact and Contactless Specifications

EMVCo has recently published new specification bulletins related to EMV® Level 2 contact kernel and Contactless Specifications for Payment Systems. 

SB220 defines the data that the level 2 kernel shall be capable of outputting to the acquirer system. Alcinéo CT2 solution supports the recommended data outputs listed in the bulletin. 

SB221 defines a new final outcome –Request Online PIN– that shall be instructed by the kernel to the POS application after online request during a low-value transaction with NO CVM. 

For further information, feel free to contact us at : info@alcineo.com

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