Auto~Star Partners with Mercury Payment Systems to Provide EMV Card Processing in Canada
December 20, 2010
MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA – Auto~Star Compusystems Inc. is pleased to announce the integration of the Star~Plus point of sale and Mercury Payment Systems’ EMV card processing for Canadian retailers. The integrated Chip and PIN card solution improves card data security, while delivering fast, reliable, and affordable payment processing.
EMV card processing replaces magnetic-stripe cards with an encrypted, embedded microchip. The data stored on the chip is virtually impossible to replicate and requires a PIN to complete the transaction, offering an added layer of protection against card fraud.
Mercury Payment Systems’ innovative payment solutions streamline merchant operations and improve payment processing performance. Features include:
- Free gift card transactions
- Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance
- Real-time web reporting
- 24 x 7 x 365 live customer and technical support
- Near 100% uptime with MercuryStand-In™
- Dial backup solutions
“Auto~Star is proud to offer our valued customers an EMV compliant payment solution through our integration with Mercury Payment Systems. We think that Mercury will give our customers great advantages to their payment processing needs” said Ivan Long, Director of Operations.
Effective March 31, 2011, VISA and MasterCard Canada will shift liability to Canadian merchants for fraudulent transactions that may have been prevented by adopting a chip compliant technology. The original deadline of October 15, 2010 was extended to allow merchants additional time to migrate to the EMV format.
About Mercury Payment Systems
Mercury Payment Systems is an integrated transaction processing company created to enhance point-of-sale systems by offering credit, debit, check, gift card and loyalty processing. Mercury’s integrated Internet protocol (IP) or dial-up processing solutions are fast, reliable and affordable. Resellers can leverage the reliability and enhanced efficiency of integrated payment processing to increase productivity and customer satisfaction. Mercury Payment Systems helps resellers increase their opportunities with 24/7 support and superior technology. For more information call 800-846-4472 or go to www.MercuryPay.com.
About Auto~Star Compusystems Inc.
Auto~Star Compusystems is a software company that develops point-of-sale software for pharmacy, grocery, and health and natural products retailers across Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean. The company’s products provide seamless end-to-end solutions to optimize efficiency and customer satisfaction, while lowering operating costs. For more information on Auto~Star, please call 888-460-6963 or visit www.auto-star.com.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Autumn Schweitzer, Marketing Representative
Auto~Star Compusystems Inc.
Voice: (888) 460-6963 ext. 1601
Fax: (403) 528-2540
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