EVO Payments International Unveils Integrated Strategy for EMV®; Names Handpoint as Early-Mover Partner

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EVO’s integrated strategy is aimed at providing secure, rapid EMV enablement to the ISV channel on a worldwide basis.

A holistic EMV program requires a concerted effort between all members of the commerce value chain, including payment processors, hardware providers, and software vendors.

EVO Payments International (EVO), a leading card payment acquirer and payment service provider operating in the United States, Canada and Europe, today announced an integrated EMV implementation strategy to fast track EMV migration efforts for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and retailers worldwide. The announcement - made during the Retail Solutions Providers Association’s annual RetailNow conference – also named mobile payment expert, Handpoint as an early-mover partner.

“A holistic EMV program requires a concerted effort between all members of the commerce value chain, including payment processors, hardware providers, and software vendors,” said Peter Osberg, Senior Vice President of EVO’s integrated payments division EVO Snap*. “Handpoint’s extensive experience with ISVs and EMV payments provides the perfect complement to our integrated strategy. We’re thrilled to have them as an early-mover partner and to serve as the first U.S. processor to support the Handpoint platform.”

EVO’s integrated strategy is aimed at providing secure, rapid EMV enablement to the ISV channel on a worldwide basis and incorporates PCI-compliant transaction processing - including tokenization and point-to-point encryption (P2PE) – with support for chip and contactless payments designed to meet all EMV level 3 compliance requirements for payment processing in the U.S. and Europe.

To fast track integration efforts for ISVs, EVO announced a three-pronged implementation approach that includes direct-connect web services APIs for select partners bringing their own hardware, pre-certified software and hardware bundles for iOS, Windows® and Android™ POS developers using EVO’s new Commerce Driver™ SDK, and cross-platform inter-operability with strategic third-party partners - led by Handpoint’s integration to EVO Snap*.

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with EVO,” said David Gudjonsson, CEO and Co-Founder of Handpoint. “The collaboration allows us to offer our ISV partners a pre-certified EMV payment service so they can avoid the rigors of EMV certification and hit the ground running. We specialize in supporting next generation POS ISVs, so partnering with an acquirer that understands and values the developer community is vital to expanding our global reach.”

Through Handpoint’s integration to EVO Snap*, partners operating on the Handpoint platform can access EVOs global processing capabilities and streamlined merchant activation processes. ISVs interested in learning more about EMV integration options can visit http://www.EVOSnap.com or contact info(at)evosnap(dot)com.

EMV is a registered trademark or trademark of EMVCo LLC in the United States and other countries.

About EVO Payments International, LLC
EVO Payments International, LLC is a leading payments service provider of merchant acquiring and processing solutions for merchants, Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs), financial institutions, government organizations, and multinational corporations located throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. A principal member of Visa and MasterCard, EVO offers an array of innovative, reliable and secure payments solutions, backed by an uncompromising commitment to exceed the needs of its customers and partners. Visit http://www.evopayments.com for more information about the company and its services.

About EVO Snap*
As the integrated payments division for EVO Payments International, EVO Snap* simplifies in-store, online and mobile payments - making payments a Snap* for software companies and merchants. EVO Snap* is a one-stop shop for application integration, merchant underwriting and payment processing. EVO Snap* offers single-integration access to omni-channel payment processing through one API and can instantly decision, board and activate merchants. Visit http://www.evosnap.com for more information about the platform and its services.

About Handpoint
Handpoint delivers a complete EMV payment solution for next-generation Point of Sale, providing POS developers with highly secure, pre-certified integrated chip (EMV) and contactless payments (including Apple Pay™) with only a few lines of code. Handpoint has been a global innovator in payments for over 15 years, most recently winning both the prestigious Fintech Innovation Award 2015 and Payments Award 2014 for its work in bringing secure EMV payments to mobile transactions, including the world’s first PCI-P2PE certified payments application for next-generation POS. Handpoint has expanded to North America to support ISVs and acquirers with an efficient, sleek and affordable solution for seamlessly migrating merchants to EMV. Learn more at http://www.handpoint.com or explore our simple APIs and SDKs for iOS, Android, and PC at dev.handpoint.com.

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