Exploiting Gilbarco’s Passport Point-of-Sale (POS) and Encore fuel dispensers on the First Data network, Gilbarco Veeder-Root has completed the successful processing of the first US EMV “chip” transaction at a fuel dispenser.
The first POS in the US to process forecourt EMV transactions, leveraging FlexPay CRINDS from Gilbarco has been Gilbarco’s Passport POS solution. As the software is released for payment networks throughout the year, and as fraud migrates to less secure payment points and security-conscious customers migrate to those sites with enhanced security, Gilbarco expects forecourt EMV payments to swiftly begin turning on across the country at the large installed base of FlexPay Crinds. Passport sites can be easily configured and enabled for full EMV transactions at the dispenser for all major card types, with simple software upgrades.
“Gilbarco is proud to continue to lead the market on EMV technologies, both inside the store and at the dispenser,” said Mark Williams, Vice President of Marketing, Gilbarco Veeder-Root. “Our customers are looking to enable EMV at the dispenser as soon as possible, to provide the security their customers expect of them, and to get the most of the forecourt EMV hardware investments they’ve already made.”
“Our dispensers were already EMV-ready, so turning on EMV at the dispenser just required a simple Passport software upgrade. We’ve seen our customers rapidly become accustomed to paying with their chip cards inside the store on our Passport system, and they are quickly expecting to be able to use their chip card at the dispenser, as they know that it gives them additional security,” said Kamlesh Patel, owner of the 49 Fuels site processing the first US forecourt EMV transaction. PWKD19062017