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.