Which US EMV certified terminals can be used with Vantiv today? Merchants have two choices, countertop terminal or multilane terminal. The latter is available only with CenPOS, a merchant centric end to end payment engine. On October 1, 2015, retail merchants that don’t support chip cards will be liable for counterfeit credit card fraud.
Vantiv announced a partnership with Ingenico in 2013, to distribute Ingenico EMV ready terminals. While Vantiv did not specifically state which terminals would be certified, the official PR from Ingenico includes, “The portfolio of Ingenico EMV certified devices includes iCT220 & iCT250 countertop terminals, and iWL220 wireless terminal.”
To enable EMV at the merchant level, the following steps are needed:
- Acquirer completes requirements to process EMV
- Hardware (each terminal) certified to accept EMV
- Hardware certified to acquirer
- Gateway certifies hardware to acquirer (if applicable; required for all multi-lane terminals and integrated solutions)
- Merchant account enabled for EMV
In May 2015, Vantiv announced, “Ingenico Group Adds Vantiv’s EMV-certified Application to Smart Terminals for Small- and Medium-sized Businesses“. Because every terminal is to individually certified, it’s unclear which terminals have been certified to date since they’re not specified, but the iCT250 is definitely on the list.
With CenPOS, Vantiv merchants can also use the Verifone MX 915, a multilane, signature capture terminal, and enable EMV immediately. To process transactions, merchants use a virtual terminal with a web browser and high speed internet, or optional integrated solution. Additional multi-lane terminal options will be available in the future, including the Ingenico ISC250.
CenPOS is a merchant-centric, end-to-end payments engine that drives enterprise-class solutions for businesses, saving them time and money, while improving their customer engagement. CenPOS’ secure, cloud-based solution optimizes acceptance for all payment types across multiple channels without disrupting the merchant’s banking relationships. CenPOS is available globally. For additional information, contact Christine Speedy, 954-942-0483.