Gilbarco Veeder-Root has been certified by First Data to accept EMV® transactions on their Passport® POS. As the first petroleum retail POS solution to execute live transactions on both debit and credit EMV chip cards, Passport will provide retailers with a seamless upgrade as more and more consumers adopt the new cards . First Data has been producing EMV-enabled cards and processing EMV transactions for years.

“Gilbarco is excited to continue our legacy of first to market EMV technology,” said Kevin Bailey, Gilbarco Director, North America Point of Sale. “Our wide range of both indoor and forecourt EMV offerings not only meets the requirements but also generates a return on investment, by improving customers’ site profiles, engaging consumers at the pump, and upselling inside the store.”

The announcement of a certified POS solution signals that EMV technology adoption continues to accelerate. Petroleum retail customers who have already deployed Passport as their POS solution will benefit from a simplified transition process for customers and employees, when the EMV software is released to production in early 2016. With Gilbarco’s large install base, many retailers will be uniquely positioned to accelerate EMV certifications with networks and card brands, both inside the store and at the forecourt. EMV support for the First Data network of customers will allow brands like ExxonMobil, Sunoco, Valero, Clark, and Gulf to be among the first petroleum clients to accept EMV transactions.