NCR has joined the Visa Smart Partner 2000 programme and introduced a package of measures intended to boost bank migration from magnetic stripe cards to chip-based EMV debit and credit cards.
Designed specifically for Visa member banks, the package includes hardware and software products and offers business discovery workshops to identify cost-effective revenue enhancing opportunities from the migration to chip. NCR says it will provide banks with customised business impact models to quantify financials and guide decision making, application integration expertise, installation services and global project management.
Additionally, the company says it is currently developing a range of customised EMV Level 2 applications for deployment across Europe and the rest of the world. The vendor expects to gain full EMV Level 2 approval for its first EMV application in early 2001.
Visa's Smart Partner 2000 programme has been introduced specifically to develop low cost components and services to encourage wider bank uptake of smart cards.