Citgo Petroleum Corp. released EMV acceptance software for retailers at the forecourt after extensive testing of Passport version 11.04B, Gilbarco Veeder-Root announced.
Along with EMV, version 11.04B brings Passport Edge to the Citgo network and is available to Citgo branded sites with Gilbarco Veeder-Root dispensers. Passport Edge is Gilbarco’s new tablet-based point of sale (POS) system that is streamlined for small businesses, available as a low-cost subscription and EMV-ready indoor and outdoor acceptance.
Citgo performed hundreds of thousands of indoor EMV transactions across the U.S. throughout the past two years. The Passport POS sites with Version 11.04B software allow Citgo retailers with Gilbarco Veeder-Root dispensers access to outdoor EMV card acceptance capabilities. With this new technology to install EMV chip card readers at automated fuel pumps, retailers will be able to protect their customers, differentiate their brands and become EMV-compliant before the 2020 deadline. The software also introduces features and benefits for the Citgo branded locations such as integrated EBT acceptance.
Gilbarco was the first to release software enabling outdoor EMV. With forecourt EMV software available for Citgo and other major Heartland Payment System brands, more than 70 percent of Passport customers have forecourt EMV software available to upgrade.
Gilbarco Veeder-Root is a 150-year-old company that offers integrated solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store and head office. Product lines include fuel dispensers, pump media, POS systems, payment systems, tank gauges and fleet management systems.