Now that 2020 has started it is amazing how many fueling stations have not implemented EMV at their dispensers. The fundamental technology is very well know and understood a this point in time because point of sale systems have implemented EMV at indoor retail establishments all over the country. All grocery stores, restaurants, and hotels all seem to be on boards with the EMV movement. A study released by Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) in 2018 showed that counterfeit credit card fraud dropped by as much as 75% from December 2015 to March 2018, thanks to the introduction of EMV chip-embedded credit cards. Personally, I have not talked to anyone who hasn't had their card replaced in the past two years because of fraud or a least suspected fraud. In December of 2019 Visa issued the following summary, "In summer 2019, Visa Payment Fraud Disruption (PFD) identified three unique attacks targeting merchant point-of-sale (POS) systems that were likely carried out by sophisticated cybercrime groups. Two of the attacks targeted the POS systems of North American fuel dispenser merchants. PFD recently reported on the observed increase of POS attacks against fuel dispenser merchants, and it is likely these merchants are an increasingly attractive target for cybercrime groups. Track 1 and track 2 payment card data was at risk in the merchant’s POS environments due to the lack of secure acceptance technology, (e.g. EMV® Chip, Point-to-Point Encryption, Tokenization, etc.) and non-compliance with PCI DSS. The activity detailed in this alert highlights continued targeting of POS systems, as well as targeted interest in compromising fuel dispenser merchants to obtain track data."
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.
By: Matt Nelson, CEO and President of AvaLAN Wireless Systems, Inc.
Proprietary industrial wireless technologies offer a number of very compelling advantages over other standardized wireless technologies. If you ever wanted to have a more reliable Ethernet connection that could guarantee every single data packet getting through your network then proprietary networking could be your answer. Wireless standards are typically developed by multiple companies and suffer due to compromises that are made to accommodate all parties involved in the standards process. The right answer is to maintain your focus and create solutions that address your networking issues and concerns. Industrial wireless networks have very different requirements due to the robustness, reliability and continuous operation that is typically required. Through customization of over the air communications and through manipulations of Ethernet packet definitions, a proprietary solution can provide the exact solution your industrial network needs. This “top 10” list shows a number of the advantages proprietary wireless technologies has over more common standards based technologies.
Many of us are familiar with wireless technology in our laptop computers, cellular phones and GPS navigation devices. All of these consumer devices work ok for our daily needs but inconsistent wireless connectivity can become a real issue in industrial application that need to be considerably more reliable. So, how do you make a wireless Ethernet connection more reliable? This is the question that this blog will try to explain. AvaLAN Wireless has produced over 50,000 robust and reliable wireless Ethernet devices over the past few years and we have evolved our product to address the specific issue of reliable wireless connectivity. 1) Add sub-packet error correction to improve Ethernet packet reliability and reduce full packet resends. Ethernet packets are actually very large in the world of data networking. AvaLAN has learned that if you divide an Ethernet packet into smaller packets and perform error check in the smaller pieces you have less "resends" and you can have higher reliability of full packets. Traditional Ethernet only allows a minimal number of lost packets before a connection is lost or your data rate is significantly impacted by multiple packet retries/resends.
Different Components Of A Wireless Security System Do you feel safe in your office? Do you have the feeling that your office lacks privacy? Are you perturbed because of the rising cases of thefts in your area? Is there a way to keep a check on these dubious activities? Well Yes! You can ensure the safety of your employees with a Wireless Security system. With the increasing crime rate, it is very necessary to install a wireless security system. Central Computer, Sensors, Motion Detectors, IP Cameras and Intercoms are different components in a wireless security system which performs varied functions.
The Basics Of Spectrum Analyzer Science has always been about the observation of the existing phenomena and the discovery of new things from the same. Talking about the analysis and observation, one of the major scientific equipment meant for this purpose is the Spectrum Analyzer. The basic function of a Spectrum Analyzer is to measure the magnitude of input signals (both known & unknown). Though the input signal in a spectrum analyzer is generally electrical, other signals like - sound waves, light waves, etc. can also be measured. For this, however, a suitable transducer needs to be used along with the Spectrum Analyzer. The Spectrum Analyzer can be used to monitor the incoming signals on various parameters like dominant frequency, bandwidth, distortion, etc. Such analysis proves helpful in the characterization of Wireless Transmitters & other such electronic devices.
Video Surveillance System is becoming very popular security tool in present times. It is used for the benefit of society as a whole in many ways. Equipment like video cameras, digital video recorders, digital video cameras, and CCTV (closed circuit TV) video cameras are in huge demand for security purposes. Terrorist attacks and other such situations can be avoided with the help of Video Surveillance System. This amazing system helps in various other ways and has diverse applications in different establishments.
Nowadays, any big or small business that you see around is undoubtedly making use of wireless connections. A secure wireless network is a must for the sake of data security & for the businesses to function smoothly. Nowadays, Wireless Networks are prone to hacking & it is very essential that proper steps are taken in order to avoid such a situation.