NCR Corporation announced Monday (March 21) that its Epsilon payments application has received EMV certification from First Data.
The consumer transaction technology provider said its payment service, which has supported multi-host online/offline payment processing within the retail industry since 1999, offers secure, site-based payment processing and is deployed by both large and small operators.
“The EMV liability shift will continue to influence convenience store strategies,” Jason Groff, director of petroleum and convenience retail at NCR, said in a statement. “With our certification for Epsilon, First Data customers now can reliably move to EMV and provide their shoppers with more secure payment transactions.”
As a result of the certification, NCR’s Epsilon and Connected Payments Gateway will now be able to process credit and debit EMV transactions for both the Radiant POS and StorePoint POS solutions.
Last November, eCommerce company First Data and NCR announced their strategic partnership agreement that made First Data a preferred provider of payment card acceptance, cybersecurity and payment processing solutions to NCR’s customers across the petroleum, convenience store and grocery industries.
In turn, NCR became a preferred provider of ATM hardware and services to the 4,000 financial institutions across First Data’s client roster. In addition, the two companies said they will pursue co-development of integrated commerce technology geared toward U.S. merchant companies who are also clients.