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SMP Users: Time has run out on your PCI compliance

by Don Bunt 3. August 2012 10:30

Your Panasonic System Manager Pro (SMP) software is vulnerable and not on the list of PA-DSS validated payment applications. Soon, your credit card processor will be required to kick you off his network.

It is time to spend ten to twenty thouand dollars on a new pos system.

We say NO! We have a solution that will allow you to continue to use the SMP software.

SMPLink™ is 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.

SMPLink™ has processed over 31 million transactions to date and has over 675 sites installed. SMPLink™ processes 2.5 Million PCI compliant credit transactions per month.

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

SMPLink™ supports all Panasonic integrated credit workstations and also supports GiveX, Stored Value, Valulink and Valutec Gift cards. We have processed over 300,000 gift card transactions to date.

If you are running integrated credit dards with SMP alone, you are at risk of a data breach.

Find SMPLink™ on the PCI Council List of Validated Payment Applications.

SMPLink™ Saves Wendy’s Franchisees Millions

by Don Bunt 1. April 2012 21:06

 

Wendy’s franchisees are breathing new life into Panasonic SMP systems by installing SMPLink™, a PCI compliant credit interface. The software is being used by over 150 Wendy’s restaurants.

 

SMPLink™ is 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.

 

Wendy’s and Vantiv (5/3 bank’s credit processing arm) would like to see franchisees to replace the Panasonic System Manager Pro software with newer pos systems; however, replacing point of sale systems can be costly. The cost to replace the software can easily reach $10,000 or more per site. SMPLink™ is significantly less costly to install.

 

The basic requirement is that Wendy’s sites run PA-DSS compliant software. Not only is SMPLink™ PA-DSS compliant, it was validated by Halock Security Labs.

 

Search on the PCI council website for yourself. Look for “Bunt Software” or “SMPLink”.

 

Bunt Software has over 500 SMPLink™ sites installed. SMPLink™ processes 50,000 credit transactions per day and has processed over 21 million credit transactions to date.

 

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

SMPLink™, SMP and Microsoft® Windows 7

by Don Bunt 5. March 2012 06:56

Bunt Software is proud to announce that SMPLink™ will support the Windows 7 operating system.

We had spent a couple of weeks in 2010 trying to get the Panasonic System Manager Pro (SMP) software working on Windows 7. We tried lots of combinations including Windows XP compatibility mode which should run the application in a virtual machine. Nothing worked.

Knowing that Windows XP has a stated end of life and hearing that SMP was running in a few sites, we decided to give it another try. The key to making this work is to run the 32-bit version of Windows 7 called x86. We had no idea how different the 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 were in the area of compatibility.

We have tested SMP and found that everything works including web services (using IIS7) and the SDK. We have also tested SMPLink™ and found the same. We are currently working on scripts to allow the software to be run in limited user mode.

SMPLink™ will be supported on Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate (x86 versions only). Since no changes were made to SMPLink™ to support this change, this configuration will be fully PCI compliant.

Look here soon for an announcement where we will announce the release of this configuration.

As of March, 2012, SMPLink™ is supported on Windows 7 (x86 only).

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.

SMPLink™ has processed over 20 million transactions to date and has nearly 500 sites installed.

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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