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Upgrading Your Station for EMV Before It Is Hit

By Andrew Russell, President of Sound Payments – Originally published in the EMA Journal, Fall 2021 One of the biggest reasons why owners are hesitant to upgrade their pumps for EMV is cost. As the majority of the people in the petroleum industry know, the...

Options for EMV at the Pump

By Andrew Russell, President of Sound Payments – There is no doubt that station owners are busy. They are multi-taskers and often spend long hours working. Updating their pumps for EMV is not an attractive venture for them. They see it as investing in something...

Helping the Independents Upgrade to support EMV at the Pump

By: Mike White, VP of Petro Sales at Sound Payments – Originally posted on CFCA – There is no doubt that stations across California have faced unusual times and hardships the past year or so. COVID-19 presented many challenges for owners, and it seems that...

Pay-at-the-Pump EMV Liability Shift is Here – What’s Next

By: Bill Pittman, Senior Vice President, Petro Solutions – Most people in this industry are aware that after several postponements, the deadline for the liability shift happened on April 17th, 2021. Station owners are now fully liable for any chargeback...

Options to Enable EMV at the Pump

By: Bill Pittman, Senior Vice President of Petro Solutions – Originally published on Fuel Market News – The EMV liability shift deadline is April 16–17, 2021. What does this mean for gas stations? Barring a last-minute extension by the credit card companies, station...

Options To Retrofit Your Pump As The EMV Deadline Approaches

By: Bill Pittman, Senior Vice President of Petro Solutions – Originally published on Pennsylvania Petroleum Association News – Stations in Pennsylvania will have a busy period ahead of them as the EMV quickly approaches this month. According to the Conexxus survey...

Debunking the Excuses Not to Be EMV-Compliant

By Bill Pittman, Senior Vice President of Petro Solutions – Originally published on CSP Daily News – As we get closer to the EMV liability shift deadline of April 2021, I wanted to provide some guidance and education around the top concerns from station...

Enabling EMV® at the Pump: You’ve Got Options

By Bill Pittman, Senior Vice President, Sound Payments Petro Solutions, Originally published on California Fuels & Convenience Alliance With numerous industry surveys released last year and this year, it is clear that stations are hesitant to upgrade their pump to...

Enabling EMV at the Pump – Why Act Now?

By Bill Pittman, Senior Vice President of Petro Solutions – Originally posted in the Summer 2020 PMAA Journal – The EMV liability mandate for pay at the pump has been extended six months to April 2021. This is the third extension and more than likely the...

Upgrading Your Pump for EMV – it’s Not so Scary

By Bill Pittman, Senior Vice President, Petro Solutions – Originally published in the WPMA Autumn 2020 Newsletter – There’s no doubt that we have faced some unusual months and the future as a result of impacts from COVID-19 is somewhat uncertain. We are...

Sound Payments in the Nilson Report

Originally published in the Nilson Report, August 2020 – Sound Payments will bring EMV-compliant card payments to gasoline pumps in the U.S. NRS offers a POS platform to gas stations, liquor stores, and tobacco shops. Sound Easy Pump adds EMV card acceptance...

Sound Payments Petro Solutions Partners with Freedom Electronics

Working to Enable EMV at the Pump for More Stations – JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (September 1, 2020) – Sound Payments, a multi-channel technology company and Freedom Electronics, a provider of parts for fuel dispensers, point of sale systems and automatic tank gauges,...

Sound Payments and NRS Announce Partnership

PRESS RELEASE: JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (August 6, 2020) – Sound Payments, a multi-channel technology company and National Retail Solutions (NRS), a subsidiary of publicly traded IDT Corporation and a leading provider of a Point of Sale network plus NRS PAY credit card...

Options for EMV at the Pump

By Bill Pittman, Senior Vice President of Petro Solutions – Originally posted in on digitaltransactions.net and Digital Transactions February Issue – The deadline for converting gas stations to EMV is fast approaching, and this time there won’t be an...

The Petro Industry: A New Opportunity for VARs

By Bill Pittman, Senior Vice President Petro Solutions – Originally posted on RSPA Historically POS systems have been complex with different hardware and software that all had to be installed and configured correctly to all work together. But things have been...

Another Way to Achieve EMV Compliance

By Ray Prothero, VP Products & Programs, Petro – The convenience-store industry is less than 10 months away from having to comply with the latest credit-card security standards at fuel pumps. By Oct. 1, 2020, gasoline retailers must integrate chip-enabled...

Report from VISA: Attached targeting the POS at the Pump

From VISA Security Alert November 2019 – In August and September 2019, Visa Payment Fraud Disruption (PFD) investigated two separate breaches at North American fuel dispenser merchants. The attacks involved the use of point-of-sale (POS) malware to harvest...