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Hypercom Gains a Third EMVCo Level 2 Accreditation

Wednesday 23 January 2002 09:19 CET | News

Hypercom Corporation have announced that it has received notification from EMVCo that the ICE 5500 card payment terminal has successfully passed all EMVCo level 2 smart card test scripts for its standard card payment terminal application.

The notification marks the first time that any company has been awarded three EMVCo level 2 certifications. Hypercom?s achievement is in line with the company?s goal of offering global support and interoperability of mainstream secure chip card technologies. The tests were conducted by Radio Frequency Investigation, Ltd (RFI), an EMVCo accredited laboratory based in the United Kingdom. Hypercom has already rolled out several large smart card programs in Europe, Asia and Latin America. These include smart card-based credit, debit, stored value, loyalty, ticketing and e-coupon applications. More recently, shipments of smart card-capable ICE terminals have accelerated in the US, where savvy processors have begun preparing for the inevitable arrival of smart cards. Additionally, the company two years ago remotely upgraded its installed base of card payment terminals in the UK with the latest EMV-certified software applications. This remote upgrade was done from Hypercom?s sophisticated and centrally located Term-Master Suite terminal management system and without having to upgrade hardware, further demonstrating the company?s ability to keep terminals apace with evolving smart card standards. In addition to being smart card-ready, Hypercom?s high-performance, high security ICE card payment terminals incorporate physical security features and Hypercom?s TranSafeä operating system that integrates firewall-protected, multi-tasking, multi-applications functionality, along with EMV chip card capability, a secure PIN pad, secure software downline loading, and built-in HTML/HTTP Web browser.


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