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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- To avoid operational penalties, the Payment Card Industry (PCI) will require retailers who accept debit to have encrypting PIN pads installed at their pumps by July, 2010.
To ease the transition, Gilbarco's released FlexPay Encrypting PIN Pad (EPP), which enables retailers to process Triple Data Encryption Standard (TDES) debit transactions at the pump with only a PIN pad replacement. Gilbarco's modular approach will save the average retailer operating five dispensers an estimated $15,000 per site, the company estimated.
"The Gilbarco solution was easy to install and has worked well," Paul L. Separk, vice president of operations for MM Fowler Inc./Family Fare C-stores, said in a released statement. "Keeping the regulatory approvals, warranty and service providers for the dispensers in place is important to us." Separk added that the company installed the Gilbarco Encrypted PIN Pads at its Coliseum Shell station in Greensboro, N.C.
The Gilbarco Encrypting PIN Pads comply with both the physical and logical security standards adopted by PCI, ultimately protecting consumers and retailers from debit fraud, the company reported. The Encrypting PIN Pads are available factory-installed on Gilbarco Encore S dispensers or as field retrofits for the retailer's installed base.
"We want our customers to continue to be able to use debit at the dispensers and find this a cost-effective way for us to do so," Separk said in a released statement.
Attendees of the upcoming NACStech show can view Gilbarco's Encrypted PIN Pads at Gilbarco Veeder-Root booth 101.