RESTON, Va. — Together with card strategies on board using the brand new April 2021 deadline for EMV compliance, Transaction Network Services (TNS) has introduced TNSLink for Retail to upgrade automated fuel dispensers (AFD) and make other improvements that are necessary.
“Enabling chip readers and other modern payments technologies will require upgrading not only the fuel dispensers, but also the network infrastructure, to securely support EMV payments at the forecourt while providing speed and reliability,” stated Brian DuCharme, vice president of product management in TNS.
TNSLink for Retail is a controlled connectivity solution to retail shops which joins a range of devices, including indoor and outdoor payment systems, PIN pads, AFDs and networking apparatus that stream material and support back office systems, all while securing payment devices and information communications. Besides being licensed by Verifone and Gilbarco as a Managed Network Service Provider (MNSP) alternative, TNSLink features gas and convenience retailers attributes such as:
- Adaptive broadband connection providers.
- Wireless backup connectivity solutions through TNS’ private protected APN.
- Automated failover and fallback of link, together with redundant hardware configurations out there.
- Managed LAN/Ethernet swap providers.
- Seller management providers of carriers supplying connectivity options.
- Simplified setup , including “zero-touch” setup and self explanatory deployment tools.
- Measure 1 Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) certification.
- Full-time active network and device tracking.
- An international network of links to obligations hosts, apparatus tracking hosts, media articles hosts, cloud hosted solutions and other destination server providers.
“Data consumption requirements have grown exponentially with digital marketing, customer relationship management tools, smart payment terminals and other innovations, all of which require store networks to be online, all the time,” stated DuCharme. “When you layer on the additional compliance burdens, particularly around taking payments, this requires a new approach to telecommunications in your store network. TNSLink provides a complete, end-to-end, managed solution to support secure payments both at the forecourt and in storeshelping retailers modernize their equipment while solving the challenges of doing business in a rapidly changing world.”
TNS is certified as a MNSP by Gilbarco and Verifone and is a Level 1 PCI DSS certified service provider. Retailers can utilize TNSLink to join their payment terminals safely and cost-effectively to payments programs, acquirers, and payment software while enhancing uptime and raising productivity. TNSLink leverages TNS’s international existence and established connectivity using over 400 obligations systems, providing safe and reliable managed solutions, affirmed full-time from three international network operating centres.
Transaction Network Services is a worldwide supplier of data communications and interoperability solutions. It supplies a wide selection of services and networks and provides obligations, financial services and telecommunications options.
Launched in 1990 and also headquarters in Reston, Va., TNS provides managed solutions in over 60 countries spanning the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific area. It’s a member of Conexxus plus also a International board member of the ATM Industry Association.
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