Data thieves target convenience stores and gas stations for their customers’ credit card information. With millions of vulnerable transactions every day, the U.S. convenience and fuel retailing industry need to upgrade its payment systems to protect valuable customers. This is an upgrade that millions of other retailers across the country have already completed.
October 2020 -- a date that U.S. fuel centers around the country have marked on their calendars. Why? Because that’s when the credit card companies mandated rules for converting to the secure, EMV-chip card standard go into effect.
Huntsville, AL., AvaLAN is revolutionizing next generation fuel centers with secure and reliable connections. AvaLAN just announced their new wireless forecourt access point and in-dispenser unit with a built in cloud managed network segmentation switch. These products provide local wireless network connectivity to fuel dispensers providing a secure path for your EMV payment systems without digging any trenches. This solution is certified by Underwriters Laboratories for in-pump installation.
Huntsville, Alabama., For the second year in a row Inc. Magazine today included AvaLAN Wireless on its 36th annual pick of 5000 of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most successful companies within the American economy’s most important segment, its independent small businesses. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years. For the 2nd time, AvaLAN Wireless Systems has made the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America.
MET Laboratories, Inc. has evaluated AvaLAN's wireless in-dispenser subscriber unit (IDSU) with integrated secure cloud-managed network switch and has found it to be compliant with UL 1238; Control Equipment for Use with Flammable Liquid Dispensing Devices and CSA C22.2 No. 22; Electrical Equipment for Flammable and Combustible Fuel Dispensers.
Huntsville, Alabama., AvaLAN Wireless was chosen by Kroger for Fuel Dispenser EMV connectivity because of AvaLAN’s demonstrated industry leading secure and reliability industrial networking solutions. Cincinnati based Kroger Company contracted AvaLAN Wireless to provide secure and reliable wireless and Ethernet switching solution for connections to their 10,000 fuel dispensers. Innovation, customization and customer responsiveness by the AvaLAN team were key ingredients to solving Kroger’s challenging application of delivering secure, reliable, wireless and Ethernet switch network communications as part of the EMV upgrade for fuel dispensers PCI compliant security, cost, reliability, and the ability to remote manage were the primary considerations for Kroger when choosing AvaLAN’s wireless with integrated segmented switch solution for their critical infrastructure requirement. AvaLAN’s unique wireless Ethernet solution and willingness to customize to the specific needs of Kroger created a winning combination.
If you own a gas station you have been thinking a lot lately about how you are going to convert your fuel dispensers to EMV by the rapidly approaching 2020 deadline.
Convenience Plus, a Manchester, NH based convenience store chain, found themselves in a situation that many gas stations across the United States will be facing as they upgrade to support outdoor EMV. Convenience Plus was being required by their fuel supplier, Irving Oil, to switch to a new POS system to support indoor EMV and a new loyalty platform. The new POS system, NCR RPOS, would not support the sites existing configuration with (6) Wayne Ovation dispensers with inOvation TV and Wayne Connect without a costly upgrade.
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Today, it is extremely important that financial transactions and personal information needs to be securely protected. The retail industry has been going through a transition to better secure not only financial transactions but also protecting customers from identity theft. There are over 70 Billion card transaction per year in the USA. Making these transactions secure and reliable is critical to the general health of the economy. EMV, which stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa, is a global standard for cards equipped with computer chips and the technology used to authenticate chip-card transactions.