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Nexus Software receives MasterCard and Visa EMV level 2 type approval

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Nexus Software, Inc., a provider of cross-channel client middleware for financial services delivery, announced at the 28th Annual BAI Retail Delivery Conference & Expo the company earned Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) Level 2 Type Approval for its INvolve EMV Option (also called IEMVTEC 1.0).

EMVco manages, maintains and enhances EMV Integrated Circuit Card Specifications (known as Chip and PIN) and is responsible for a type approval process. The approval process defines compliance testing through requirements and test cases. EMVCo Level 2 Type Approval addresses the conformance of terminal resident application software (or kernel) that supports the required and optional EMV specification functionality.

"Through industry and customer experience, Nexus Software has gained valuable expertise in how to cost effectively comply with EMV standards and deploy resulting solutions to self-service and branch systems," said S.J. Williams, general manager for Nexus Software, Inc. "By supplying our EMV Level 2 type approved INvolve EMV Option and being an integrator of EMV Level I type approved hardware devices via our INvolve XFS middleware, Nexus Software brings additional value to its vendor partners and end customers."

Nexus Software's INvolve EMV Option extends the INvolve API with an interface that seamlessly supports application level as well as device level EMV kernel operations. Such an approach allows solution providers and financial institutions the ability to choose a variety of Chip and PIN architectures within one flexible product

"With Nexus Software's initial INvolve EMV Option EMV Level 2 type approval, we provide our partners and customers with an application kernel solution that does not require solution specific type approvals on their part in each instance," said Robert Usner, director of Marketing, Product Management and Quality Assurance for Nexus Software. "We will continue to expand the number of specific configurations supported by the INvolve EMV Option to meet our customers Chip and PIN requirements."

The INvolve family of cross-channel client middleware can be used in either single or multiple channel solution architectures to connect financial services solutions to multiple and varied sets of more than 300 banking-specific devices used with branch teller workstations, kiosks, ATMs.

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