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Randy Vanderhoof

Uncertainty at the Register

Carrying around a wallet full of EMV chip cards and finding a merchant that will accept them reminds me a lot of the swimming pool game of “Marco Polo.” It’s as if I’m ready to pay for my purchase and, with eyes closed, standing at the check-out asking “EMV chip-enhabled?,” not sure if I’ll get a response. I expand on this theme and more in my letter in this quarter’s Smart Card Talk newsletter. We also have results on our 2015 Annual Member Survey, an update on Alliance Councils, a Leadership Council Profile on Visa, new CSCIP and CSEIP recipients, and much more. Read more…

New White Paper on EMV and Parking

The Smart Card Alliance Payments Council recently published a white paper, EMV and Parking, in partnership with the International Parking Institute. The white paper was developed for parking industry stakeholders as an educational resource about the critical aspects of deploying an EMV solution in the parking infrastructure.

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