Europay International, MasterCard International, and Visa International (EMV) are collaborating to make credit and debit card transactions more secure. EMV technology features a computer chip in each credit and debit card that securely transfers data from the card to the payment processor. This industry transition to “chip cards” is a measure taken to reduce criminal activity surrounding point of sale (POS) transactions.
Criminals have been exploiting the magnetic stripe on a credit and debit cards by placing skimming devices on payment systems. EMV chip cards drastically reduce the capabilities of criminals by employing microprocessors within the chip that create stronger transaction security.
On Thursday, December 1, 2016, Westmor Service Techs, Tony Brunelle and Darin Bouressa completed an EMV upgrade for diesel fuel dispensers at the Cenex in Cottonwood, MN. Under the supervision of Westmor’s Construction Management division, the Cottonwood Cenex had a brand new C-Store built. The store opened on Friday, December 2, 2016.
The following photos provide an overview of the upgrade process.
Gilbarco parts necessary for EMV upgrade:
EMV upgrade kit from Gilbarco:
Tony opens the fuel dispenser in preparation for install:
Tony removes the old system and begins to open the EMV upgrade kit:
The installation process begins as Tony configures the new circuit boards:
Finishing the final details and adding the receipts dispenser:
Closing the fuel dispenser:
The completed EMV upgrade:
The fuel dispenser is ready for secure chip card transactions: