Partnerships / Acquisitions

ID TECH And Worldnet Partner To Bring EMV Chip Card Acceptance To Cloud Merchants

ID TECH, the payment peripheral technology firm, announced Wednesday (Oct. 26) it is working with Worldnet, a leading provider of enterprise-grade omnichannel payment solutions, to provide EMV chip card acceptance to cloud-based merchants, unattended kiosk manufacturers, retailers and mobile merchants.

In a press release, ID TECH said the GoChip EMV SDK toolkit has incorporated ID TECH’s EMV-certified hardware and is designed for any third-party POS solution to easily integrate, providing a fast path to EMV compliance. GoChip supports traditional POS, as well as iOS and Android operating systems for tablet POS merchants.

The Worldnet payment solution will be available with ID TECH’s EMV products, including the Augusta for fixed POS workstations, the MiniSmartII for purpose-built mobile POS terminals and the Spectrum Pro for unattended kiosk solutions. EMV certification is scheduled to be completed with Worldnet in November and has been started with the Visa ACP platform. For merchants looking for a P2PE validated solution, Worldnet will also support the Augusta S (SRED certified version).

“The Worldnet certification with First Data of the ID TECH Augusta reader and common EMV kernel will be a tremendous benefit to our partner base. Worldnet is one of the industry leaders in delivering integrated payments, and we are excited to begin working with them to enable a full EMV solution package to our customers and distribution channels,” said Justin Ning, VP of product management, in the press release. “The combination of ID TECH’s hardware and the Worldnet payment solution provides the merchant with a pre-certified payment path, making the transition to EMV quick, cost-effective and effortless.”

“This partnership will yield a quick and efficient solution for everyone in the payment industry, including retailers, mobile merchants, kiosk operators, financial institutions,” added John Clarke, head of product innovation at Worldnet.

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