Acquirer Systems achieves Discover D-Pas qualification

Source: Acquirer Systems

Acquirer Systems, the market leader in enterprise test and validation solutions for the payments industry, today announced that its end-to-end certification solution has been qualified for Discover's D-Payment Application Specification (D-Pas).

Acquirer Systems is now offering the D-PAS certification package to Discover Network and Diners Club International acquirers and issuers worldwide to support their migration to EMV's secure transaction technology.

The recent qualification of Acquirer Systems' Issuer and Acquirer Host test solutions follows Discover Financial Services' earlier approval of the firm's certification test cards. The availability of the Host test solution also means that Acquirer Systems' test tools can simulate D-PAS transactions without the need to access external Host systems.

Issuers and acquirers can now use the end-to-end test suite from Acquirer Systems to rapidly verify that they meet the D-PAS standard, assuring secure transaction acceptance and global market interoperability. Acquirer Systems' unique approach to test and validation also ensures that participating issuers and acquirers can certify at the first attempt, lowering the overall cost of certification and increasing their products speed to market.

Fergal Molloy, CEO of Acquirer Systems, says, "Acquirer Systems is proud to support Discover's roll-out of D-PAS to its growing US and global issuing and acceptance network. This investment ensures that D-PAS certification is fully supported throughout our test solution portfolio. We look forward to supporting issuers, acquirers, and merchants worldwide who wish to certify D-PAS and get the most from this standard."

Discover operates the Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories.

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