|[February 18, 2014]
Datacard Group Announces EMV Professional Services for Card Issuers and Services Bureaus
MINNETONKA, Minn. --(Business Wire)--
Datacard Group, the world leader�in secure ID and card personalization
solutions, today announced it will be providing financial
institutions, retailers and service bureaus with guidance and best
practices to help simplify the transition to the industry-wide EMV smart
card standards, including the 2015 liability shift in the U.S.
The new EMV Professional Service offerings - provided by Datacard Group
- give organizations a wide-range of educational material, technology
tools and resources designed to help them make calculated decisions on
what they need for EMV smart card programs. The offering includes:
EMV Workshops and Training Services - including
strategic and technical offerings, as well as an EMV smart card
program overview that helps educate companies on what is needed when
implementing such programs.
Assessment & Planning Services - including existing
infrastructure analysis, card type selection and management,
authentication and authorization requirements, customer service and
expert-by-your side consulting to help ease the transition to EMV
smart card programs.
Implementation Services - this includes project
planning, scripting services, data preparation, chip personalization,
key management, and central or instant issuance.
Support Services /b>- this includes data security and
industry compliance services, as well as software maintenance and
Organizations will also have the flexibility to customize these services
to fit their business needs depending on where they are in the EMV smart
card implementation process.
"With the 2015 EMV liability shift quickly approaching in the U.S., it
is very important for organizations to not only understand how this will
impact them, but also what a smart card payment ecosystem looks like so
they can help support it," said Jeff Davison, vice president of global
solutions and professional services for Datacard Group. "We understand
the hurdles, cost and need for educational resources, which is why we
developed a portfolio of EMV professional services offerings that can
help simplify and support them in this EMV migration path."
Datacard Group has extensive experience in the smart card industry and
will be hosting a series of half-day, educational EMV seminars across
the U.S. Datacard® solutions issue millions of smart cards
everyday worldwide and the company has more than 300 EMV smart card
To learn more or sign up for the EMV seminar, please visit datacard.com/roadshow
About Datacard Group
Datacard Group empowers financial institutions, government agencies and
other enterprises in more than 150 countries to securely issue and
personalize financial cards, passports, national IDs, employee badges,
mobile payment applications and other credentials. Our flexible
solutions enable Secure Issuance Anywhere™, which helps both public and
private enterprises succeed in a global, digital and increasingly
connected marketplace. Datacard is the world's best-selling brand of
secure issuance solutions. For information, visit www.datacard.com.
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