Dublin, Ireland and Atlanta, GA, March 14th, 2014. Acquirer Systems, the market leader in enterprise test and validation solutions for the payments industry, today announced that it has been qualified by Discover Financial Services to supply D-Payment Application Specification (D-PAS) EMV certification test cards for Discover Network and Diners Club International® acquirer testing.
Fergal Molloy, CEO of Acquirer Systems, says, “The qualification for Acquirer Systems to supply Discover Financial Services Certification Test Cards for Discover and Diners Club International is part of our commitment to support Discover’s business both in the US and worldwide. Our mission is to help its global customer base to maximize the opportunity presented by EMV and to improve the end consumer payments experience”
With this qualification, Discover and Diners Club International acquirers, merchants and industry partners can now source certified D-PAS test cards directly from Acquirer Systems using a simple and straightforward online ordering process. The D-PAS test cards are used to confirm POS terminal compliance during the D-PAS testing and certification process. The certification cards are based on the latest D-PAS 2.2 card image specification.
Ed Mastrangelo, Head of US Operations at Acquirer Systems says, “Our Discover-certified test card package means US retailers can quickly confirm whether their POS terminal infrastructure is ready to accept and transact using Discover D-PAS enabled chip cards”
Discover operates the Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories.
About Acquirer Systems
Acquirer Systems provides best-in-class enterprise test and validation software, which helps issuers, acquirers and switch operators to get their products to the market faster and at lower cost. The company has a global reputation for excellence and many of the world's leaders in card payments rely on Acquirer Systems for leadership in payments testing and card processing. Acquirer Systems’ clients include blue-chip institutions such as Bank of America, First Data, Elavon, SwissCard and Standard Bank of South Africa, amongst a large and growing customer base. The company has 100+ installations across the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Acquirer Systems was founded in 1997, is privately held, and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.