The U.S. and EMV

November 30, 2011

The United States is the last substantial market to resist widespread adoption of the EMV chip and pin standard, but over the past year, the outlook for EMV has improved significantly, with backing from Visa, and to some extent, MasterCard. That’s caused Gemalto, a payments technology firm headquartered in Europe and a proponent of smart…

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What is EMV?

November 15, 2011

EMV® is a global standard for credit and debit payment cards based on chip card technology. As of Q3 2011, there were more than 1.34 billion EMV compliant chip-based payment cards in use worldwide. EMV chip-based payment cards, also known as smart cards, contain an embedded microprocessor, a type of small computer. The microprocessor chip…

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ATMs and the ADA

March 15, 2011

The United States Department of Justice published its revised rules implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act. Official publication is one of the last steps on a very long road leading to new ADA regulations for both public and private entities on a diverse set of issues including Talking ATMs, ticketing for accessible seating, effective communication,…

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