Smart Technology Solutions Limited (STS), an innovator in providing smart card solutions, today announced important new enhancements to its award-winning EMV Level 2 kernel, Emvelink, a plug-in for the STS SmartNS framework. These include multiple-language support, PIN functionality for online purchases, and compliance with the latest industry standards.
Crucially, the enhancements provide STS’ Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) vendor customers with a consistent interface that supports multiple markets and PIN pad hardware, whilst meeting the latest requirements from EMVCo, the global standards body for smart-card based debit and credit cards.
Cameron Olsen, VP, business development for STS, commented: “The improvements to Emvelink are particularly important given upcoming deadlines for the Single European Payments Area (SEPA), which will change the structure of all transactions in Europe. EFT vendors will now have the technical flexibility to take advantage of the SEPA regulatory regime and offer their multinational customers products and services across different geographies.”
STS has also added support for on-line PIN functionality as currently required by countries including Spain and Portugal.
The ability to select language on the PIN pad, or allow the card to dictate the language in use is another key enhancement for dual language markets such as Canada (French and English) and Estonia (Estonian and Russian).
Cameron Olsen added: “This latest release of SmartNS with Emvelink will give our EFT vendors an extra edge over their competitors, and allow them to offer their multi-national customers the functionality they need, as new markets move to EMVco standards.”
About Smart Technology Solutions (STS)
Smart Technology Solutions Limited (stslimited.com) is a market leading software company that delivers innovative smart card solutions through industry partnerships. STS has built over 20 years' experience into its award-winning products and continues to pioneer new advances in smart card acceptance. STS is the only company that specialises in enabling the use of smart cards at any point of interaction such as retail stores, unattended devices or over the Internet. STS' vision is to drive the ubiquitous use of smart cards by working with key partners to develop the full potential of the smart card infrastructure.