NextGen Parking announces availability of EMV retrofits for 3M/Federal APD parking revenue control equipment
NextGen Parking has announced the availability of EMV retrofits for 3M/Federal APD parking revenue control equipment which ensure the continued viability of those systems well into the future. Having completed engineering development and testing of this offering over the past year, NextGen has commenced installations at selected sites and delivery of kits for installation by other former 3M/FAPD resellers.
3M’s departure from the parking business in 2014 left owners and operators of 3M/FAPD ScanNet and EFMS based PARCS systems with questions over ongoing PCI compliance, particularly as relates to PA/DSS software certification. While EFMS & ScanNet systems installed before November 2016 retain their status as PA/DSS certified payment applications, concerns have been raised as to their continued compliance with PCI DSS requirements given the lack of ongoing application support by the software developer and discontinued operating environments. Additionally, MasterCard’s recent requirements for merchant support of 2 Series BIN (Bank Identification Number) transactions present a new challenge for 3M/FAPD system owners and operators.
NextGen’s retrofit for 3M/FAPD systems removes PARCS Software (EFMS or ScanNet) from PCI scope as a payment application and eliminates the requirement for PA/DSS compliance. Additionally, the retrofit provides EMV (chip card) readers in a full PCI validated Point-to-Point Encrypted (P2PE) solution from Payment Express, a world leader in secure payment card transaction processing. Finally, 2 BIN transactions are fully supported as would be other future developments from card issuers.
Retrofits can be installed on 3M/FAPD pay-on-foot, pay-in-lane, credit card exit verifier, and PowerPad payment devices of either SST or Universal One generations of equipment. This replaces Central Credit Card functionality but does not utilize any former 3M/FAPD proprietary property nor does it require substantial modification or replacement of installed equipment components or software. Reports and other system features & standard functionality remain largely unaffected.
EMV retrofits are available from NextGen and other former 3M VARs and FAPD distributors who are knowledgeable and experienced in servicing 3M/FAPD equipment.
NextGen Parking is a PCI Security Standards Council Qualified Integrator & Reseller (QIR) Company and PARCS distributor based in Houston, Texas, serving parking markets in the South Central and Southeastern U.S.
NextGen Parking Acquires 3M’s Remaining Inventory
NextGen Parking has acquired 3M’s entire remaining inventory of parking equipment and component parts following completion of the Parking Division’s warranty obligations. This procurement will allow NextGen to continue providing ongoing maintenance and repair services for 3M/Federal APD customers as well as equipment replacements and system upgrades. NextGen Parking, a leading parking systems integrator, remains committed to serving 3M/FAPD customers throughout the Southeastern and South Central U.S. with a full range of support offerings as well as system transition planning services.
For more information visit http://nextgenparking.net or call (713) 776-8324
SKIDATA, Inc. Update for 3M/Federal APD Equipment Owners
Hillsborough, NJ, July 11, 2016: SKIDATA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SKIDATA AG is pleased to announce an update for 3M/Federal APD equipment owners.
As previously announced, in 2015 SKIDATA purchased 3M’s Parking Business software (EFMS, ScanNet) and firmware, along with PARCS equipment drawings, gaining the exclusive right to develop and produce 3Ms parking products (formerly known as Federal APD). Since then SKIDATA has been working on providing various solutions on how to run 3M / FAPD hardware with SKIDATA software (Parking.Logic) and develop a migration offer for 3M / FAPD customers.
Below are some highlights of the solutions SKIDATA has developed for sites with 3M/Federal APD equipment that are now ready to be implemented:
• Extend the life cycle of your current equipment: We offer solutions that allow you to maintain frictionless operability of your business and to keep using your existing devices as long as they are functional.
• Enable your facility to accept credit cards and equip it with PA DSS validated terminals: We offer an uncomplicated and economic solution to ensure the latest PA DSS compliance of your terminals. This solution can be integrated in your current system as is. No major investment or change of your hardware is required besides the installation of the terminals.
• No more dealing with issues generated by expiring licensing keys or upgrades for EFMS and Scan Net: Replace your old system with SKIDATA’s state of the art PARCS software and take advantage of our annual optional upgrades. Our software also works in a mixed environment comprising your old devices and potential new SKIDATA equipment.
Of course we are aware of the fact that each facility is unique and has its own requirements. Please feel free to contact us any time either via email or by phone so we can learn more about your business and find the right solution for you.
SKIDATA is passionate about its commitment to deliver superior, reliable, and trend setting solutions. We are ready to help our customers to unlock the power of SKIDATA.
SKIDATA, Inc. (www.skidatausa.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) which belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions. SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Approximately 10,000 SKIDATA installations in over 100 countries worldwide in major airports, municipalities, shopping centers, sports stadiums, ski resorts, trade shows, and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. Our access solutions empower our customers to drive their business forward. The SKIDATA Group in the USA (SKIDATA Inc. and Sentry Control Systems, LLC) and its distributor network operate offices in California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Texas, and Virginia as well as Washington, Utah, Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, Oklahoma, Ohio, Kentucky and Hawaii.
From: SKIDATA, Inc.