A quick update from NCR (CounterPoint point of sale software) related to how they are handling the upcoming MasterCard unique terminal ID requirement for credit card processing:
I can't stress enough how important it is to stay current on your software maintenance so you receive these updates
MasterCard Terminal ID Update
|This message serves as an update to NCR's communication in May
regarding our efforts to support the new MasterCard Terminal ID
requirement. Since our last communication, we’ve completed the
following development activities:
At this point, NCR is dependent on individual processor
support for the new requirement, and we are staying abreast of processor
efforts to do so. When our versions of V7 and NCR Counterpoint are
released later in July, we will send another update to our merchant and
partner community regarding
- Changed V7
to support the MasterCard Terminal requirement for CPGateway.
This will be available in a V7 service pack to be delivered before the
end of July.
- Changed NCR
Counterpoint to support the MasterCard Terminal
requirement for CPGateway and NCR Secure Pay. This change will
be available in NCR Counterpoint service pack 18.104.22.168 and later.
22.214.171.124 is planned to be released by the end of July.
- Changed CPGateway’s
interface to Chase Paymentech to support the
MasterCard Terminal requirement. This change is in testing and
will be promoted to production before the end of July. It will
require the version of either V7 or NCR Counterpoint released later
this month to take advantage of the change, but it is backward
compatible, meaning that it will not negatively impact previous
versions of V7 or NCR Counterpoint.
As background, MasterCard is instituting a new fraud
prevention policy requiring POS systems, like NCR
Counterpoint, to send a unique identifier from the
workstation/terminal where credit card transactions take
place. The idea is that, in the event of a breach, this
will allow quicker understanding of whether there is a location-wide
problem, or if the issue is relegated to one or more POS
terminals. MasterCard has not released an enforcement date but, based
on information from other sources, we expect enforcement to start at the
end of 2014.
- whether you use CounterPoint, Micro's, Microsoft RMS/POS/HQ, Retail Pro, General Store, Comcash, etc. If you use a software as a service point of sale program (pay a monthly fee) like LightSpeed, NCR Silver, or Harbortouch then you generally receive software updates as part of your monthly subscription fee.
for more information on what the new Mastercard unique terminal ID requirement is all about.
Are you in the US and in need of no cost retail point of sale advice? I'm happy to help and can be reached on my cell at 208-340-5632 (mountain time) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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