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Auto-Star Partners with Vantiv Integrated Payments to Offer Certified EMV Solution for U.S. Retailers

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MEDICINE HAT, Alberta, Canada – Auto-Star Compusystems Inc., a developer of point of sale software for pharmacy, grocery and health and natural products retailers across Canada, the United States and the Caribbean, is pleased to announce the certification of Star-Plus 8.2.2 for EMV card processing with Vantiv Integrated Payments, a Vantiv company, and a provider of payments technology and services for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The solution offers U.S. retailers the latest in card data security, while delivering quick payment processing.

EMV® (Europay®, Mastercard® and Visa®) is a global standard for the authentication of chip-based credit cards. EMV technology replaces magnetic-stripe cards with an encrypted, embedded microchip and often requires a PIN to complete the transaction. The integration significantly minimizes the risk of a security breach, as the credit card data is not sent to the Star-Plus point of sale. Though the Vantiv Integrated Payments technology, the businesses receive EMV processing as well as tokenization and point-to-point encryption, which helps to protect the merchant from card fraud, data compromise and financial loss.

“We are excited to announce our U.S. EMV certification with Vantiv Integrated Payments,” said Robert Symmonds, President and CEO of Auto-Star. “This direct integration provides our customers a powerful payment processing solution that helps protect merchants from credit card chargebacks and reduces the risk of data breaches.”

“Vantiv is happy to welcome Auto-Star to our payments ecosystem. With our point-to-point encryption and EMV technology, we see plenty of upside for merchants using the Star-Plus POS system,” said Walker Thompson, Director Alliance of Integrated Payments at Vantiv Integrated Payments. “What’s more, with partners like Auto-Star using our security payment stack, we continue to work to keep the payments ecosystem more secure for all.”

As of October 2015, U.S. merchants are liable for certain card-present transactions processed through a non-EMV compliant payment terminal with a fraudulent EMV card.

About Vantiv Integrated Payments
Vantiv Integrated Payments is making payments smarter, faster and easier by partnering with software companies and technology service firms to embed payments processing in front and back office applications. Our commerce technology integrates into a broad set of point of sale systems, reaching merchants through an extensive partner network of thousands of point-of-sale software developers and value-added resellers. Our award-winning customer service and value-added solutions help businesses to streamline and build revenue through simple to use commerce solutions. Visit www.vantiv.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 Manager
Auto-Star Compusystems Inc.
Voice: (888) 460-6963
Fax: (415) 366-8255

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