NYC area IT consultant to help merchants, professionals and other businesses prepare to accept new chip-and-PIN technology cards
Hoboken, New Jersey - (Vocus) March 25, 2015 — eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area IT consultant and MSP, announced today that it is now offering EMV credit card technology upgrade services to retail merchants, doctors, attorneys, contractors and other businesses that accept credit cards. Retailers and others are looking to upgrade their point of sale (POS) systems to prepare for the October 15, 2015 deadline when the liability for credit card fraud shifts to the merchant if they do not have an EMV payment system in place.
“EMV or chip-and-PIN technology is now the credit card security standard in the United States,” stated Jennifer Mazzanti, President, eMazzanti Technologies. “With more than a decade of experience providing retail POS implementations and PCI compliance technology services, eMazzanti is well qualified to assist businesses with EMV card POS solutions.”
EMV stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa, a global standard for the compatibility of chip cards and POS terminals designed to accept the cards and authenticate credit and debit card transactions. In the midst of frequent large-scale data breaches and the resulting increase of counterfeit card fraud, U.S. card issuers are implementing the EMV technology to protect their customers and to minimize their losses from fraud.
A chip card is a credit card with embedded microelectronics designed to reduce the risk of loss to cardholders and merchants from fraud. During the coming months, banks will be replacing credit and debit cards with chip cards to help increase security for customer’s accounts. Some card issuers have announced that personalized PINs will remain the same, easing the transition for their cardholders.
For merchants and professionals who accept credit cards, the switch to EMV means adding new in-store POS and office technology to accept the cards and adjusting to the new liability rules. For consumers, it means activating the new chip cards when they arrive and learning how to complete purchases using the new technology.
eMazzanti Can Help
eMazzanti Technologies is well-prepared to upgrade retailers to the latest POS solutions to help them protect their customer’s personal and financial information. Businesses can be confident in migrating to the new EMV card security technology by taking advantage of eMazzanti’s trained and certified retail POS and PCI compliance experts. To explore the options, please contact eMazzanti Technologies at [email protected] or call 1-866-EMAZZANTI.
Carl Mazzanti is Co-Founder and President of eMazzanti Technologies, Microsoft’s four time Partner of the Year and one of the premier IT consulting services for businesses throughout the New York metropolitan area and internationally. Carl and his company manage over 400 active accounts ranging from professional services firms to high-end global retailers.
eMazzanti is all about delivering powerful, efficient outsourced IT services, such as computer network management and troubleshooting, managed print, PCI DSS compliance, green computing, mobile workforce technology, information security, cloud computing, and business continuity and disaster recovery.
Carl Mazzanti is also a frequent business conference speaker and technology talk show guest and contributor at Microsoft-focused events, including frequent prominent roles at the Microsoft Inspire (Worldwide Partner Conference / WPC).
Carl, a serial Entrepreneur, gives back to the community through Entrepreneur teaching engagements at Georgetown University, the company’s ocean wildlife conservation effort, the Blue Project, and Tree Mazzanti.