Heartland Payment Systems has certified payment software provider Digital Dining to provide a new, more secure point of sale solution for restaurants in the US.
Crucially, this means Digital Dining’s software will now be EMV-ready – a technical standard for smart payment cards, payment terminals and automated teller machines (ATM) that accept them.
This comes ahead of the 1st October EMV liability shift, when merchants in the US will be financially liable for counterfeit transactions if they are not EMV-compliant.
This new solution will reduce the chance of criminals seizing card data and, if the worst should happen, businesses using the system will be covered by Heartland’s breach warranty.
Michael English, vice president of product management at Heartland, said: “Heartland and Digital Dining have come together to offer one of the industry’s first EMV-ready, secure point-of-sale solutions, which is a game changer for restaurants as they prepare for the upcoming liability shift on Oct. 1 of this year.
“The Heartland Secure out-of-scope technology we pioneered materially reduces the opportunity for criminals to steal and monetize card data. Restaurant operators with a Digital Dining EMV-ready, Heartland Secure-certified POS solution, who are processing with us, are also fully protected by our comprehensive Heartland breach warranty.”
Andre Nataf, director of business development at Digital Dining, added: “We are proud to be one of the first restaurant POS solutions to certify with the Heartland out-of-scope solution on a PAX S300 Integrated Retail PIN pad.
“Heartland and Digital Dining have created a solution for high-volume and high-end restaurants that want to be out of scope and have the ability to accept EMV-enabled credit and debit cards and mobile payment brands, like Apple Pay.”
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