EMV: In-Store Implementation Guide for Passport

Posted by Krista Lessard on Tue, Jun 30, 2015 @ 09:41 AM

Passport_smWe recently attended the 2015 Gilbarco Technology Retail Conference and attended a session by Dan Witkemper (Passport Product Manager) guiding us in the EMV in-store implementation process. Here are the main takeaways from his presentation.

Know what your POS provider is delivering. What you don't know may result in higher fees!

There are  four primary EMV scope elements:

  • EMV Credit
  • EMV Global Debit
  • EMV US Common AID
    • This is EMV debit for the US
    • Meets Durbin requirements
    • If not supported by your POS provider, these debit transactions will be processed at the higher credit transaction fee rates (It is supported by Passport!)
  • EMV Contactless

In-Store EMV Building Blocks:

  • POS Hardware
  • POS EMV Software Upgrade
  • EMV-capable PIN pad

Passport POS Models and EMV:

  • Passport PX51: Requires upgrade to PX52 or PX60
  • Passport PX52: EMV Ready
  • PassportPX60: EMV Ready

Passport EMV POS Software:

  • Passport versions 8.02 and higher will migrate directly to v11.x to support EMV
  • Customers with a version prior to 8.02 will need to upgrade to v8.02 or higher and then upgrade to v11.x

How do I know if I have v8.02 or higher?

  • If the location has an EDH, then it's v8.02 or higher

POS Exceptions:

  • Shell & BP have implemented a third party box that will control PIN pads and communicate with the network to process EMV indoor transactions
    • Shell branded customers will upgrade to Passport v10.10 (A-SP)
    • BP branded customers will upgrade to either Passport v10.00 or Passport v11.01 

Passport PIN Pad Hardware:

  • Requires upgrade for EMV
    • Ingenico 6550
    • Ingenico 3070
  • EMV Ready
    • Ingenico iSC250
    • Ingenico iPP320
    • Verifone MX915

Learn more about EMV for Passport here.

Tags: Convenience Stores