EMV in the Cloud – a viable alternative?

Posted on: October 31st, 2012 by level_admin No Comments

The US EMV Migration is a highly debated topic in the payments industry right now, but could EMV in the cloud really become a viable solution? Jeremy Gumbley, Chief Technology Officer at leading EMV software provider CreditCall, certainly thinks so and is due to give a presentation on this hot topic at Cartes in Paris on 8th November 2012.

Jeremy Gumbley drives CreditCall’s technical development and is responsible for the design, development and implementation of the company’s market leading card payment and EMV services. A thought leader in the industry, Jeremy is always striving to come up with successful and secure pioneering solutions.

Called ‘EMV in the Cloud’, the Cartes presentation will take place on Thursday, November 8, at 4pm, and will cover:

– The Cloud as the most suitable platform
– Low cost solution for US EMV migration
– Advantages for hardware suppliers
– Centralized software service
– Lower cost of ownership
– Minimal configuration requirements

“EMV Kernel solutions in the Cloud can offer major benefits for the payments industry and particularly the USA,” comments Jeremy. “The US has just begun the process of migrating its payments infrastructure to secure EMV Chip and Pin and Chip and signature. American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA have already publicly declared their roadmaps and the deadlines when all payment terminals must be EMV compliant,” adds the CreditCall CTO.

Discussing this subject further during his talk, Jeremy will outline the framework and benefits of implementing cloud technology within the payments industry. The presentation will also consider some of the issues and questions that this hot topic is likely to bring up.

CreditCall believe that offering EMV Kernel technology in the cloud could potentially offer American terminal makers and others a timely and low cost solution for EMV. The company has deployed more than 1,000,000 of its EMV Kernel software solutions for Chip and PIN and Chip and Signature terminals worldwide. Its EMV Kernels are used in both contact and contactless applications, including card readers, POS, ATMs, petrol pumps, kiosks, ticketing terminals, smartphones and tablets.

CreditCall will be exhibiting at Cartes 2012, Paris Nord Villepinte in Paris at both 4 J 088 – if you’re at the event then please pop along and say hello.