Are You Ready for EMV and NFC? We Are.
What is EMV?
EMV stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa, a global standard for inter-operation of integrated circuit cards (IC cards or "chip cards") and IC card capable point of sale (POS) terminals and automated teller machines (ATMs), for authenticating credit and debit card transactions. There are two major benefits to moving to smart-card-based credit card payment systems: improved security (with associated fraud reduction), and the possibility for finer control of "offline" credit-card transaction approvals.
Visa and MasterCard have signaled some of their intentions, though none of the card associations have come out with full guidelines. However, Visa has announced a plan that includes a liability shift to acquirers. Once a sufficient number of financial institutions begin issuing smart cards en masse, merchants need to decide whether to process the cards using EMV technology or to accept financial liability for fraud losses that they will ultimately be responsible for.
Beginning in October 2015, merchants will need to be able to process chip cards or face the possibility of assuming all liability for fraudulent credit card use.
Now for the good news…this fall, more than a year ahead of the deadline, we are introducing a plug-and-play solution in our point-of-sale applications to fully support EMV and NFC (Contactless). We are teaming up with Verifone, the leading provider of payment terminals in the United States, to add support for their future proof devices like the
VX805 and cloud based credit card processing. Simply connect the device to your pos terminal, enter a few settings, and you are ready to go. Verifone supports ALL of the major processors including Vantiv, the preferred credit card processor for NATO, so you won’t lose the flexibility and pricing advantages you have always had with Ticketsoft.
But wait…there’s more!
Reduce PCI and eliminate PA-DSS exposure from your networks.
Shifting the payment process to a hardened Verifone device removes the POS applications from the scope of PCI and PA-DSS compliance requirements. Card data will no longer travel across your theatre network because payments are physically separate from your transactions. You will be able to eliminate the cumbersome auditing and documentation procedures required by your merchant processor.
Sure, you will have to buy or lease a Verifone device for each terminal but it will handle any payment card, keychain, or smartphone with a chip you swipe, insert, or wave at it. This is the future of payment processing that has been a long time coming for the United States and we support it now.
Ticketsoft has always been a leader when it comes to credit card processing and now we are taking it to the next level.
Call us for more information about this exciting new feature.
Theatre Management Series (TMS)
Yes, We Have Apps For That
Downloadable Android® and iPhone® apps as well as a mobile version of our leading internet ticketing engine are now available so customers can purchase your tickets from anywhere, anytime. When your web site is accessed from a mobile device, your show times and the purchase process will work seamlessly with mobile browsers.
We provide 2D barcodes to mobile devices for easy ticket redemption on wireless scanners at your theatre, making the entire process paperless. Our mobile applications even have Facebook® features so your customers can share their movie-going experience with others. All internet ticketing features including reserved seating are supported. Like all Ticketsoft online applications, our mobile apps use your graphics to increase your brand awareness. Click for more…
But Mobile Ticketing is just a small part of our system...
Designed exclusively for the theatre exhibition industry from the ground up, our Theatre Management Series (TMS) software delivers a state-of-the-art solution for exhibitors of any size at a much lower cost than any other. TMS is a feature rich, fully integrated enterprise system which combines virtually every element of exhibition operation and management into an easy to use, affordable and reliable system. TMS is a Microsoft® Windows based solution utilizing the perfect combination of client/server, point-of-sale, web, home office, and SQL technology to create a scalable, high availability system that is second to none.
Ticketsoft provides software to 20 percent of the top 40 movie theatre chains. Isn't it time to upgrade to a more reliable system with current technology to give your customers more options and your employees more timely information? Stop struggling with your current system and waiting for it to improve.
For theatre employees, your point of sale system must be reliable, comprehensive, and intuitive to operate. You want them focused on customer service and not distributing reports. All they should have to do is use the system, and reporting should take care of itself. Ticketsoft systems automatically distribute information at scheduled or real-time intervals to your corporate office or various third parties as transactions happen. Movies and concession items are set up at your corporate office one time and pushed to the theatres, providing consistency for reporting throughout your chain. Advanced internet ticketing features including print-at-home ticket redemption for hand-held devices are standard features. Tickets and concessions may be sold from the same terminal if you want to operate with fewer employees during slower times.
For your corporate office, one person can create and distribute booking information to your entire circuit. The same efficiency exists in Ticketsoft’s box office, inventory, film payment, and time and attendance systems, allowing you to get more done in less time with fewer employees. Our real-time applications for web, tablet, and mobile devices show you exactly what is going on in your theatre at any moment.
For value, you cannot get any better than Ticketsoft. All systems, support, and upgrades are included in an affordable monthly per-theatre license fee. There are no startup costs or internet, gift card, or credit card transaction fees. You keep 100% of the internet surcharges from your online operations while we provide the mission critical stability you need. Does this sound too good to be true? It’s not. We are different. Just ask our customers.
Give us a call to find out what we can do for you.