News | August 1, 2016

Handpoint Extends Global Processor Reach With EMV Certification To EVO Payments International

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POS developers can now choose secure mobile EMV card readers certified for instant deployment on three continents

Handpoint, the award-winning mobile EMV solution provider, proudly adds EVO Payments International (EVO) to its growing list of EMV certifications. ISVs and merchants can now select from Handpoint’s multiple pre-certified mobile EMV devices for a fast and easy deployment with EVO, one of the world’s leading payment service providers.

As the United States continues to embrace EMV and chip card transactions, Handpoint’s certification with EVO couldn’t be better timed. Handpoint’s developer-friendly tools for iOS, Android, Windows and cloud-hosted POS bring secure EMV chip-card acceptance to tablets, smartphones, and traditional POS systems in a few lines of code. Handpoint’s semi-integrated solution provides POS developers, VARs, and their merchants with pre-certified EMV, P2PE encryption, and an out-of-scope architecture, simultaneously reducing PCI burdens, chargebacks, and attractiveness to hackers.

Furthermore, Handpoint’s global platform enables developers to reach multiple processors on three continents via a single, simple integration. This translates into fast and easy access to global acquiring channels with the mobility and P2PE security most in demand today across the retail, hospitality, and other verticals.

"Handpoint has always been an innovator in the mobile payments market,” said David Gudjonsson, CEO and co-founder of Handpoint. “Our secure, award-winning solution can be found across three continents, driving the future of retail from the frontline. Our integration and partnership with EVO Payments International further enhance the value we deliver to ISVs seeking a path to growth within their target verticals and across geographies."

Handpoint’s end-to-end solution makes scaling easier than ever, with tools that deliver value to both ISVs and their channel partners over the life-cycle of a merchant deployment.

“It’s not just the fastest, easiest route to market for mobile retail, EMV, and payment security, it’s the best unified platform for ISVs who deal every day with the complexity of card reader integrations, supporting merchants 24/7, and processing payments in multiple countries," said Jody Muehlegger, Handpoint COO and Head of US. “Our solution is designed to board merchants in minutes, activate card readers remotely with no merchant effort, and update or add features to card readers over-the-air with the push of a button.”

Handpoint’s mobile card readers, including the HiLite NFC an HiPro NFC, are also certified today with TSYS in the US and Canada, along with multiple processors in Europe and South Africa.

To find out more about Handpoint’s EMV certifications or and scalable platform, visit us at booth #210 at RetailNow at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas on August 1-2, 2016.

About Handpoint
Handpoint delivers a complete EMV payment solution for next-generation Point of Sale, providing POS developers with highly secure, pre-certified integrated chip (EMV) and contactless payments (including Apple Pay) with only a few lines of code. Handpoint has been a global innovator in payments for over 15 years, most recently winning both the prestigious Fintech Innovation Award 2015 and Payments Award 2014 for its work in bringing secure EMV payments to mobile transactions, including the world’s first PCI-P2PE certified payments application for next-generation POS. Handpoint has expanded to North America to support ISVs and acquirers with an efficient, sleek and affordable solution for seamlessly migrating merchants to EMV. For more information, visit www.handpoint.com and dev.handpoint.com.

SOURCE: Handpoint