Omnichannel payment gateway and EMV Kernel provider Creditcall announced on Wednesday (May 11) that it has achieved EMV certification with five major U.S. processors, adding TSYS and Heartland to the existing list of First Data, Chase Paymentech and Elavon.
“We have maintained our blistering EMV certification pace and added two new base certifications,” Jeremy Gumbley, CTO and CSO at Creditcall, said in a press release.
“Implementing EMV is a complex and challenging process, but it doesn’t stop there. Besides certification, developers need to be aware of additional factors which can stall their integration, such as boarding complexities, the management of deployed PIN pads and debit PIN complexities,” Gumbley continued.
The company said the achievement will enable it to provide developers with more choice and simplicity. Creditcall’s ChipDNA EMV SDK is secured for Windows, Linux, iOS and Android, together with Verifone’s VX 820 PIN pad and Miura Systems’ M010 PIN pad.
Lars Pedersen, CEO of Creditcall, added:
“Many developers, ISVs and VARs are happy to see their existing payment gateway is ‘EMV-certified.’ With the promise of a fast and easy integration, they walk into the project with high hopes. Unfortunately, much of the information pertaining to EMV certifications is misleading. It is important to note that payment gateways cannot be EMV-certified. What is certified are the terminals/devices tied to a specific processor. When evaluating potential EMV certification solutions, software developers should dig into specifics, such as exact device and processor combinations that are certified.”
By working with five of the biggest processors in the U.S., Creditcall said it now provides the largest number of EMV-certified PIN pad combinations from payment terminal manufacturers, like Verifone, Ingenico Group and Miura Systems.