Largest independent payment processor certified NCR OPTIC for contact and contactless payments well ahead of the 2020 EMV mandate
ATLANTA – October 5, 2018 – NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today announced it has received certification with the largest independent payment processor in the U.S. for EMV contactless payments on its Outdoor Payment Terminal, NCR OPTIC, that is targeted specifically for Convenience and Fuel Retail. EMV contact payments on the NCR OPTIC terminal were certified in 2017. C-Store retailers have until October 2020 to introduce EMV compliant card readers to avoid being held financially responsible for losses through fraud. Visitors to the NACS Show 2018 can experience the solution at the NCR booth #6422 in the Las Vegas Convention Center from October 8 – 10, 2018.
NCR OPTIC is an interactive forecourt solution that helps retailers enhance the consumer experience at the pump. While fueling, consumers can order food and drinks and receive personalized offers while helping to protect themselves from fraud with EMV compliance no matter how they pay. The solution allows retailers to add and build their own additional services such as weather and traffic, surveys, and signing up for loyalty programs to help drive engagement and increase sales.
“Payment options at the forecourt are evolving at a rapid pace with mobile payments, EMV contact, and EMV contactless innovations providing more secure, modern, and fast points of entry,” said Steven O’Toole, general manager of Convenience and Fuel Retail Solutions at NCR. “NCR OPTIC is ready and certified today for contact and contactless payments in advance of the Outdoor EMV mandate of October 2020. Our certification allows for more secure, improved customer experiences and speed of payments at the forecourt to alleviate much of the impact of this mandated change on the consumer and enable retailers to offer enhanced consumer experiences over those of our competition.”
NCR OPTIC is installed at almost 3,000 sites across the U.S., enabling fuel retailers to help expand their revenue by offering more options to their guests at the pump, while also providing customers with a new level of convenience and helping to protect against fraudulent transactions with EMV payments.
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NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 700 million transactions daily across financial, retail, hospitality, travel, telecom and technology industries. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier. NCR is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., with about 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries. NCR encourages investors to visit its website which is updated regularly with financial and other important information about NCR.
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