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Countdown to Decertification for System Manager Pro

by Don Bunt 2. November 2012 07:03

At the end of January, 2013, hundreds of Panasonic System Manager Pro (SMP) users are in for a rude awakening. This is when the SMP software will be decertified by their VisaNet processor. With the holidays coming fast, the waiting lists for installation at point of sale dealers are growing.

Time until Decertification:

 

 

Panasonic System Manager Pro users must act NOW or be kept from processing credit transactions at the end of January, 2013.

The Panasonic System Manager Pro point of sale software was sold into over 2500 reastaurants, representing almost every Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) brand. Unfortunately, the SMP software is vulnerable, not PCI compliant and Panasonic no longer supports this software. The SMP software had interfaces to both Merchant Link's SiteNet and Southern DataComm's Protobase. Southern DataComm is now called Elavon.

With the help of SMPLink™, System Manager Pro can be made PCI compliant. SMPLink™ is PCI-compliant credit card interface software developed specifically for Panasonic System Manager Pro (SMP) users that integrates seamlessly with Merchant Link's TransactionVault® - a system that stores sensitive cardholder data in a secure vault - not on your back office computer. SMPLink™ from Bunt Software has been validated under the PCI PA-DSS v1.2 rules.

SMPLink™ has processed over 40 million transactions to date and has over 700 sites installed. SMPLink™ processes 2.75 Million PCI compliant credit transactions per month.

Find SMPLink™ on the PCI Council List of Validated Payment Applications: search for Application="SMPLink" or Company="Bunt Software".

SMPLink™ is the ONLY PA-DSS compliant credit interface for the Panasonic System Manager Pro (SMP) pos system.

SMPLink is a trademark of Bunt Software Incorporated. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective holders. SMPLink and Bunt Software are not sponsored by, or affiliated with, Panasonic.

Panasonic SMP / ProtoBase users have a PCI compliant solution too!

by Don Bunt 21. November 2011 07:58

When Panasonic System Manager Pro was originally purchased, users had a choice of their payment card middleware. They could either use Merchant Link's hosted payment gateway or they could use Southern DataComm's ProtoBase software. Southern DataComm is now called Elavon.

Last year, Elavon stopped installing protobase with SMP because of PCI compliance concerns. They also started limiting support to existing customers. Normally, these merchants would need to replace their pos system when credit processing in a PCI compliant manner is no longer available.

After Panasonic discontinued support for SMP, Bunt Software created SMPLink™ to ensure that the 3500 users of SMP would continue to have a PCI compliant solution. SMPLink™ is middleware that replaces the standard credit services in SMP, including ProtoBase. When switching from ProtoBase to SMPLink™, all of the same processors and gift cards are available.

There are an esitmated 500 merchants still running Protobase with Panasonic SMP. We believe that each of these sites is vulnerable. We are so concerned about this that we are offering a discount for the SMPLink™ software thru the end of January, 2012. Merchants: see your pos dealer for details.

SMPLink™ integrates seamlessly with Merchant Link's TransactionVault® - a tokenization system that stores sensitive cardholder data in a secure vault - not on your back office computer.

Over 14.5 million transactions have been processed by SMPLink™ worth an estimated $108 million dollars. We continue to add over 1.8 million transactions per month.

SMPLink™ is the ONLY PA-DSS compliant credit interface for the Panasonic System Manager Pro (SMP) pos system. 

SMPLink™ v2 is no longer PCI compliant, Version 3 is now available!

Due to vulnerabilities found in SSL v3, including the POODLE vulnerability. Merchants using SMPLink™ v2 and below need to move to SMPLink™ v3 as soon as possible to avoid being the target of hacking.

Contact your dealer to upgrade today. 

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Bunt Software is the maker of SMPLink™, a PA-DSS validated credit card interface software developed specifically for Panasonic System Manager Pro (SMP) users that integrates seamlessly with Merchant Link's TransactionVault® - a system that stores sensitive cardholder data in a secure vault - not on your back office computer.

 

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