“I’m thrilled to announce our certification with Elavon and Vantiv. I’m also very proud of the Constellation Payments team. Their planning and commitment to this important initiative enables us to seamlessly roll out the functionality to our customers.
Hatboro, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) June 30, 2016
Constellation Payments, a leading gateway and merchant services provider for software companies, franchisors, direct sales organizations and large merchants, announced that it has achieved EMV terminal certification with Elavon and Vantiv, two leading providers of payment processing services and technology for merchants and financial institutions.
Through the certification, merchants using point of sale software that is integrated with Constellations Payments’ proprietary payment processing platform can now seamlessly, and securely, accept EMV chip cards through a software-integrated payment terminal. Each terminal is enhanced to directly interface with the merchant’s software application.
EMV is a global standard for the cards equipped with chips and the technology used to authenticate transactions and reduce fraud.
Before an EMV-compatible terminal solution can be deployed, it must go through rigorous testing, evaluation and approval as defined by EMVCo — a consortium of payment card associations that manage, maintain and enhance the EMV Integrated Circuit Card Specifications for chip-based payment cards and acceptance devices.
Complete EMV certification includes certification of the hardware, software and processor.
“I’m thrilled to announce our certification with Elavon and Vantiv,” said Steven Pinado, CEO of Constellation Payments. “I’m also very proud of the team at Constellation Payments. Their planning and ongoing commitment to this important initiative enables us to seamlessly roll out the functionality to our customers.”
Constellation Payments’ integrated terminal solution is unique in that it comes equipped with a proprietary application that includes additional security features, as well as the ability for the company to remotely update the terminals over the Internet. The terminals supplied by Constellation Payments have been enhanced to directly interface with dozens of point of sale software solutions.
Now with the Elavon and Vantiv certifications in place, customers using the Constellation Payments’ integrated payment terminal solution can seamlessly accept EMV transactions on their terminals without having to upgrade their hardware. In addition to accepting EMV transactions, the terminals securely read wireless or contactless transactions via cards and smartphones with near field communication (NFC) technology.
With direct oversight of its own proprietary payment gateway, Constellation Payments is uniquely positioned to continue certification with processors at a rapid pace. In the coming months, the company plans to achieve certification with Canada, including Interac. Additional countries are currently in progress and on track for delivery before the end of the year.
A complete list of EMV-compatible terminals and features can be seen at Constellation Payments’ EMV Payment Terminal Solution Set page. Software companies that have partnered and integrated with Constellation Payments’ platform for secure, software-integrated payment processing can be viewed at the company’s Partners page.
For more information on Constellation Payments’ terminal initiative, call 888.248.7060 or send an email to sales(at)csipay(dot)com.
About Constellation Payments
Constellation Payments is a leading gateway and merchant services provider with special expertise in software integration and recurring transactions. By investing in building a state-of-the-art infrastructure, and partnering with best-in-breed vendors, the company has become a trusted, single-source technology and support partner to software companies, franchisors, direct sales organizations, and large merchants throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the European Union and Southeast Asia. Constellation Payments offers a range of payment processing solutions from competitively-priced merchant accounts and recurring billing solutions, to hosted payment pages and payment gateway services. For more information, visit Constellation Payments.