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EMV Migration Forum to Host EMV Terminal Training Workshop for VARs, ISVs and ISOs

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Sept. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The EMV Migration Forum invites retail value-added resellers (VARs), independent software vendors (ISVs) and independent service organizations (ISOs) to attend a special training event to prepare for changes coming with the U.S. EMV chip migration. This one-day event, organized by the Forum's Testing and Certification Working Committee, will provide a comprehensive review of chip technology and focused sessions on the development process and implementation best practices.

The workshop will be held Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Hyatt Lodge on McDonald's Campus at Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL. To register, visit http://bit.ly/1vu1Pq7.

"Many retailers depend on the products and services provided by VARs, ISVs and ISOs, so it's critical that they understand the implementation process and the changes that come with EMV. The market is moving forward with EMV and it's important that key entities like VARs keep pace with the change," said Randy Vanderhoof, director of the EMV Migration Forum. "This workshop will address the changes they should expect and provide the fundamental education necessary for VARs, ISVs and ISOs to fully prepare for EMV."

Sessions topics will include:

  • "Why EMV Now in the U.S."
  • "EMV 101"
  • "Development Preparation"
  • "Payment Security Standards"
  • "Implementation Best Practices & Considerations"
  • "Testing Best Practices"

This event will follow the conclusion of a two-day All Member Meeting of the EMV Migration Forum on September 24–25. Registration for the workshop does not include registration for the All Member Meeting.

This training meeting is open to all VARs, ISVs and ISOs. Organizations do not need to be members of the EMV Migration Forum to register and attend.

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About U.S. EMV Migration

Commonly used globally in place of magnetic stripe, EMV chip technology helps to reduce card fraud in a face-to-face card-present environment; provides global interoperability; and enables safer transactions across contact and contactless channels. EMV implementation was initiated in the U.S. market in in 2011 and 2012 when American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa announced their roadmaps for supporting an EMV-based payments infrastructure. Acquirer processor readiness mandates to support EMV were established for 2013, with liability shifts for managing fraud risk in a face-to-face environment set for 2015.

About the EMV Migration Forum

The EMV Migration Forum is a cross-industry body focused on supporting the EMV implementation steps required for global and regional payment networks, issuers, processors, merchants, and consumers to help ensure a successful introduction of more secure EMV chip technology in the United States. The focus of the Forum is to address topics that require some level of industry cooperation and/or coordination to migrate successfully to EMV technology in the United States. For more information on the EMV Migration Forum, please visit http://www.emv-connection.com/emv-migration-forum/

CONTACT: Megan Shamas Montner & Associates Tech PR 203-226-9290 mshamas@montner.com

Source:EMV Migration Forum