The EMV Evolution
EMV (Europay, Mastercard, and Visa) is the name of a payment card standard created by several credit card issuers in Europe in 1993 to help fight fraudulent card-present transactions. An EMV card, or chip card, is a payment card with an integrated chip that communicates with a POS device or contactless terminal to authenticate an in-person transaction.
This “smart card” greatly lessens the chance of fraud. Unlike payment cards that use a magnetic stripe to transmit card information to the issuer, chip cards are much more secure because every time the card is used, the chip generates a unique, single-use transaction code that cannot be used again. Even if a hacker somehow captured the code and tried to use it, the transaction would be denied. And since the chip itself cannot be cloned, it would be impossible to create a counterfeit chip card.
Out of Scope SDK Upgrade your systems to EMV
Integrate your POS with Cardknox, using our nimble and powerful SDK and get your POS EMV-ready in time for the liability shift. Or choose one of our EMV-ready POS devices from PAX, Verifone, ID TECH, and Ingenico. We developed industry-leading solutions for the most complex integrations that will make upgrading your systems to be in compliance with EMV’s out-of-scope criteria a cinch.
Card Readers Plug & Play EMV
Don’t need to integrate with POS software? Our EMV-ready terminals are the perfect choice. Accept traditional and EMV chip payment cards, Apple Pay, debit, EBT, and gift cards – all with one device. It’s the quickest way to get up and running. See Supported EMV Equipment on our web site for information about Cardknox EMV-supported chip, magnetic stripe, and contactless card readers.
Browser-Based POS Yes, we have an EMV solution
Browser-based POS systems running on a PC have an added complexity in becoming EMV-ready, since EMV encryption cannot be passed to a web browser. We developed a solution that is pure genius, and it’s going to enable you to make your browser-based POS system ready for EMV in a snap.
Third-Party Solutions Creative Cardknox alternatives
If you are locked into high processing from popular third-party POS systems, or if your current processor announced an “end-of-life” scenario, we have many breakthrough EMV-ready solutions for popular systems such as PC Charge, Quickbooks POS, Retail Management Hero (RMH), and many more.