Trintech Achieves ZKA approval for PayWare OpenPay Security Design

Friday 21 November 2003 21:03 CET | News

Trintech has achieved ZKA (Zentraler Kreditausschuss) approval for its OpenPay Architecture for use in the Smart 5000 PIN Pad terminal and its new range of OEM payment security technology products. This is the first approval of its kind for a PIN Pad device using a LINUX open standard operating system. ZKA is the German regulatory body responsible for all aspects of card payments in Germany, and is widely acknowledged for setting the most stringent PIN Pad testing standards in the world. A key component of the approved OpenPay Architecture, Trintechs OpenPay SPM (secure payment module), is now being licensed to OEM manufacturers including ATM and kiosk vendors, and payment and mobile device vendors. It is also used in Trintechs new OpenPay 3000 range of outdoor and unattended payment terminals for use in applications such as vending machines and "pay-at- pump" applications. This approval follows Trintechs success in achieving the UKs first end-to-end EMV acquirer accreditation for an integrated point-of-sale environment in April 2003. It also builds on earlier certifications including Visa PED (PIN Entry Device) certification, and EMV level 1 and level 2 certifications for both its PayWare Smart 5000 and Compact 950 PIN Pad terminals. Earlier this year, the Smart 5000 was also found, by the German Savings Banks, to be fastest hybrid PIN Pad for Germanys PIN based debit card scheme. To achieve this ZKA approval, Trintechs Smart 5000 PIN Pad was rigorously tested by T-Systems, a specialist test laboratory for security devices. By meeting ZKA standards, the device meets or exceeds many national requirements for PIN Pad security. The widespread migration of card payments to PIN validation from signature is a major deterrent against fraud. This migration requires retailers to deploy PIN Pads that allow customers to enter a PIN number instead of a signature.

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