Proud to be part of Mobile Commerce Commission by Mobile Marketing Association France last week to present our SoftPOS solution (software-based payment solution to turn smartphone into mobile POS).
The latest version of VCTKS (Visa Contactless Transit Kernel Specification) v 1.1 is now available.
We constantly work on the improvement of our embedded software payment suite against the latest requirements released by international payment standards.
VCTKS is the Visa contactless library designed to be implemented into terminals dedicated to smart fare collection in transit networks.
Terminal providers looking to integrate Visa to their transit terminals must submit the appropriate VCTKS kernel to functional testing session to ensure that the kernel supports particular features required to process contactless transactions in transit. Read more in our previous post dedicated to VCTKS
Contact your Alcineo representative to have further information at : email@example.com
More information on Visa Technology Partner website
The principle of softPOS is to offer a lightweight, convenient and secure solution accessible to all merchants, using only their smartphone to start accepting payment cards without the need for additional card reader.
SoftPOS is ideal to convert small and micro businesses to digital payment technology.
It also completes existing POS systems with increased checkout mobility and convenience.
Alcinéo offers a softPOS SDK to payment solution providers. Our flexible and secure approach allows them to customize their solution and reduce time to market.
The SoftPOS solution offers a simple alternative to traditional payment terminal. It embeds EMV payment software and meets the tap-to-phone requirements issued by major payment schemes.
It provides a high-end level of security and data protection, using tokenisation and other encryption methods to ensure the safety of sensitive transaction data all the way throught the digital payment process.
View the press release in PDF version HERE
Our solution will be presented during Money 2020 Europe in Amsterdam. Join us on the Frenchtech pavilion, booth Q50.
Since the 1st of April, contactless payment terminals submitted to type approval for JCB payment scheme must support the JCB v1.4 specification.
Alcinéo has updated the JCB library in compliance with the latest specification, allowing our customers to certify their payment solutions in a timely manner.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to keep up-to-date and obtain the latest kernel updates for your payment projects.
Since the release of the updated American Express contactless kernel v4.0.2, terminal providers had the possibility to certify their product against either version.
Count down has now started for payment solution providers to comply with Expresspay 4.0.2. No new certification will be allowed with the 3.1 version as of February 10th 2020.
Stay in touch for relevant information on certification updates and feel free to contact your Alcinéo representative for support with your smart payment project : email@example.com
Discover Financial Services have released new bulletins last summer – TAS 003 & TAS 004, to update their contactless specification.
New functional test cases related to these bulletins are integrated into the test plan v1.2, and will be applicable as of April 15th 2020.
The updates are related to Online PIN, transit transaction types and tokenization.
Payment terminal providers must implement the two bulletins mentioned above and should operate a pre-testing campaign accordingly, before submitting their product to DPAS contactless Terminal Type Approval. For more information, visit Discover website,
To stay informed of current specifications or test plan versions requested during Terminal Type Approvals feel free to contact us at : firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 : email@example.com
Keep in touch with us and stay tuned with global payment industry updates.
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.
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org.