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Acquirer Systems, Dublin, Ireland and Atlanta, GA, December 4th, 2014.  Acquirer Systems, the market leader in enterprise test and validation solutions for the payments industry, today announced that it has been qualified by American Express to provide test cards for the American Express EMV contact card specification AEIPS.

American Express ICC Payment Specification (AEIPS) is the firm’s EMV-compliant smart-card payment specification. Merchants or acquirers wishing to accept American Express EMV-enabled cards will need to ensure that their PoS devices are compliant with the AEIPS specification requirements. Acquirer Systems new EMV compliant test cards allow Merchants, Value Add Resellers, and Acquirers to test and validate that their EMV implementations comply with AEIPS.

Fergal Molloy, CEO of Acquirer Systems, says, “Acquirer Systems is proud to have been qualified for AEIPS.  The addition of this qualification enhances our test card pack offering, which now supports Visa, and Discover alongside American Express. We look forward to supporting acquirers and merchants worldwide who wish to certify to AEIPS and get the most from this standard.”

Early use of test cards in the development lifecycle is proven to cut EMV project times and to deliver better in-field performance results. Test cards also play a critical role in merchant staff training in the acceptance of American Express EMV enabled cards to ensure a positive customer experience.    

“The right test cards are critical to ensuring the smoothest possible transition to EMV. Acquirer Systems provides test packs for common scenarios but also the less common exceptional scenarios that, in reality, can cause the real problems for merchants in a live environment”, Mr. Molloy added

American Express is one of the world’s largest card payment schemes with a presence in over 130 countries and more than 107m cards in issue.

About Acquirer Systems

Acquirer Systems provides best-in-class enterprise test and validation software which helps issuers, acquirers and switch operators 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.

Media Contact:
Fergal Molloy, CEO,
3 Westland Square,
Pearse St, Dublin 2,
Ireland Phone: +353 1 6041980
Email: fergal@acquirer.com
Twitter: @acquirer