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At present, payment technologies are developing with such speed that users are hardly managing to keep pace with them. Not only are consumers' needs gauged and matched in real time, but oftentimes they are even anticipated. Such is the case with the recent softPOS solutions, which are starting to emerge and gain popularity and usage across Europe and beyond.

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La Ciotat, France, Tuesday 23rd March 2021, Alcineo, a leading provider of secure digital payment and SoftPOS solution, is proud to announce that its SoftPOS SDK has received the certification of American Express ExpressPay contactless payment specification. This certification validates the software based payment application embedded into Android smartphones or tablets enabling ExpressPay transactions. It is a significant milestone as Alcineo SoftPOS SDK is now certified with major payment schemes and has proven compliance with payment schemes security rules.

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Earlier this month, Visa has released a specification update for its pilot Tap to phone kernel. The changes include the support of signature parameter, the clarification for “Reader CVM Required Limit Check” parameter

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Earlier this month, Visa has released a specification update for its pilot Tap to phone kernel. The changes include the support of signature parameter, the clarification for “Reader CVM Required Limit Check” parameter

La Ciotat, France, Tuesday 23rd March 2021, Alcineo, a leading provider of secure digital payment and SoftPOS solution, is proud to announce that its SoftPOS SDK has received the certification of American Express ExpressPay contactless payment specification. This certification validates the software based payment application embedded into Android smartphones or tablets enabling ExpressPay transactions. It is a significant milestone as Alcineo SoftPOS SDK is now certified with major payment schemes and has proven compliance with payment schemes security rules.

At present, payment technologies are developing with such speed that users are hardly managing to keep pace with them. Not only are consumers' needs gauged and matched in real time, but oftentimes they are even anticipated. Such is the case with the recent softPOS solutions, which are starting to emerge and gain popularity and usage across Europe and beyond.

The Canadian based payment scheme has released in February a new version of their contactless specification, v1.8. The update incorporates the changes listed in the Bulletin #7 issued in May 2020 to reflect transit transaction behavior.

What solutions should payment solution providers integrate to enhance user experience and extend their offer on all markets ?

Visa transforming urban mobility conference takes place on February 25th 2021 Many topics will be discussed with speakers and experts such as mass transit, open-loop contactless payment and the challenges for transport authorities during the Covid crisis.

The EMV Contact Level 2 version 4.3j has been released recently on EMVCo website. The necessary documentation is accessible on the website. Payment solution providers can now submit payment terminals to functional level 2 type approval with the 4.3j version. During the migration period, both 4.3i or 4.3j test plans can be performed up until March 31st.

SoftPOS, for software Point-of-Sales, is an innovative technology allowing to turn any Android smartphone into contactless card reader, using the NFC capability of the device. Any merchant can then accept contactless transactions on his smartphone without any additional hardware.

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