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Top 8 Reasons to Upgrade to SMPLink™ Version 3

by Don Bunt 1. March 2017 07:36

1. Earlier versions of SMPLink™ are no longer PCI compliant. If Merchants don't upgrade, they can no longer truthfully attest to their compliance on their annual PCI Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ). Compliance is mandated by Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

2. Merchant Link will stop supporting SSL version 3 and older versions of SMPLink™ will no longer work. As of now, there is no date set yet.

3. Merchants may be fined by their processor for non-compliance.

4. Merchants are held responsible for breaches. In addition to fines, they will be responsible for all of the fraud caused by the breach. It usually means bankruptcy.

5. Point of sale dealers are sometimes held responsible for systems that are out of compliance.

6. If it is an Arbys site, they will need to upgrade to SMPLink™ v3 by April 4 in order to support Vantiv gift cards. This is mandated by Arbys corporate.

7. If the site is using Valutec gift cards, they need to upgrade to SMPLink™ v3 by this fall, otherwise they will be shut off.

8. Upgrading is much cheaper than any other alternative.

To date, only 64 sites have been upgraded, there are still many hundreds of sites to go.

Merchants using older versions SMPLink™ need to move to SMPLink™ version 3.0 as soon as possible to avoid being the target of hacking. Contact your dealer to upgrade today. 

SMPLink™ has been installed in 910 sites and has processed over 200 million transactions since 2010.

SMPLink™ is the BEST credit interface for the Panasonic System Manager Pro (SMP) pos system. 

Bunt Software is a PCI-QIR (Qualified Integrators & Resellers) certified by the PCI SCC.

SMPLink™ v3.0 adds Vantiv Gift Cards and updates Valutec Interface

by Don Bunt 22. February 2017 08:58

Bunt Software is adding Vantiv Gift Cards to its broad gift card list. Arbys is changing gift card providers to Vantiv in April of this year and is in a big hurry to get all of their sites upgraded to handle the new cards.

In addition to Vantiv, we have also updated our Valutec Gift Card interface to version 2.0. It includes a security token as additional protection to their gift card processing.

Today, SMPLink™ can process gift cards from:

     GiveX

     Stored Value Systems

     ValuLink

     Valutec

     Vantiv

For credit transactions, SMPLink™ V3.0 uses TLS v1.2 exclusively; the most secure transport layer available. SMPLink™ v3.0 is PA-DSS v3.1 compliant.

Merchants using older versions SMPLink™ need to move to SMPLink™ version 3.0 as soon as possible to avoid being the target of hacking. Contact your dealer to upgrade today. 

With the help of Bunt Software, Panasonic has released System Manager Pro version 4.0 powered by SMPLink™ v3.0. SMPLink™ is installed with every copy and SMP version 4.0 supports Windows 7, 8 and 10.

SMPLink™ has been installed in 910 sites and has processed over 200 million transactions since 2010.

SMPLink™ is the BEST credit interface for the Panasonic System Manager Pro (SMP) pos system.

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™ 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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About Bunt Software

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.

 

Bunt Software develops innovative software solutions on a project or time & material basis. Our turnkey software development services include Commercial Product Development, as well as Software Architecture, Design and Development.

 

Our experience and expertise spans a wide array of industries/markets, including:

 

·     Retail

·     Financial

·     Manufacturing

·     Telecommunications

·     Security 

 

 

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