USAT Announces Upgrades and Expansion of ePort Product Family to Accept EMV Contact and Contactless Payments
ePort G10-Chip Cashless Reader Expands Payment Device Options for Customers, Accepting Contact EMV (chip cards) and Contactless EMV (tap)
ePort G10-S Completes Free Over-the-Air Upgrade to Accept Contactless EMV Payments
USAT has expanded its capabilities to accept EMV payments for operators who wish to provide consumers with premium fraud protection. The EMV security features for both the ePort G10-Chip and ePort G10-S are the same. Now these businesses can use USAT’s new offerings to stand out in the market, and deliver a better consumer experience, driven by the increased demand in “tap and go” or cashless that has accelerated since the onset of COVID-19. A recent study conducted by USAT found that since the start of the pandemic, the unattended retail industry has seen a steady decline in the use of cash, as well as an increase in contactless transactions that outpaced non-contactless transactions by 8x.
“We continuously enhance our product portfolio in order to provide our customers with the latest technology in payments. As part of this commitment, we began deploying the next phase of our EMV capabilities in early February to address operators’ increasing security requirements. The new EMV Chip reader is a new addition to our product portfolio that enables us to address market needs and future requirements,” said
The New ePort G10-Chip Reader
The ePort G10-Chip is a new cashless reader that will accept contact EMV (chip cards) and contactless EMV (tap) payment methods. The reader will function with the existing G10 telemeter and will report into
The ePort G10-S EMV “Over the Air” Upgrade for Contactless Payments
In an effort to continuously innovate and future proof our devices in the field, this past February, ePort G10-S received a free over-the-air upgrade, enabling contactless EMV payments, to the majority of existing connected readers. Newer G10 units bundled with the Vendi version of the reader were also compatible with this upgrade, however, non-Vendi readers were not compatible, so have not been upgraded. The device upgrading was rolled out over cellular networks, without the need of a tech on premise, and over 250,000 devices have already received the free over-the-air-upgrade.
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