"An Introduction to EMV, Part 1- History, Business Drivers, Benefits, and Challenges": Free Online Training from Paragon Application Systems
(Holly Springs, NC—May 23, 2013) Paragon Application Systems recognizes that everyone involved in ePayment transactions will need a solid foundation in EMV in order to successfully migrate from magnetic stripe cards to EMV chip cards. We also know that Payment Professionals have busy schedules and need to have access to appropriate information about EMV when they need it. That’s why we are developing a series of online EMV training courses.
(Holly Springs, NC—April, 23, 2013) A successful EMV migration starts with a thorough understanding of EMV. There are significant differences between an EMV chip card transaction and a magnetic stripe transaction. These differences impact everything from cardholder behavior, to ATM and POS devices, to financial message processing and settlement. To introduce customers to EMV, Paragon Application Systems is launching a free online training course, EMV in 16 Minutes.
EMV is the Best Defense Against Counterfeit Fraud Presentation by Paragon Application Systems at the ATMIA US Conference
Learn how EMV reduces counterfeit fraud resulting from skimming in the ATMIA presentation by Deborah Spidle, Director of EMV Solutions for Paragon Application Systems
(Holly Springs, NC—February 18, 2013) Fraud reduction is one of the most important factors driving the US migration to EMV. Recent reports indicate that fraudsters are targeting the US as it is easier to commit fraud with magnetic stripe cards than with EMV chip cards.
Deborah Spidle, Director of EMV Solutions from Paragon Application Systems will deliver a presentation on how EMV is the Best Defense Against Counterfeit Fraud at the ATMIA US Conference, February 19-21st in Scottsdale, Arizona.
(Holly Springs—November 30, 2012) Deborah Spidle from Paragon Application Systems and Mansour-Aaron Karimzadeh from Smart Commerce Intl will present a webinar entitled EMV Migration Strategies for ATM Acquirers and Processors on Tuesday, December 4th at 11:00am Eastern Standard Time. The webinar is sponsored by the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA).
(Holly Springs, NC-November 20, 2012) Paragon Application Systems, the leading independent provider of ePayment simulation, configuration and testing solutions, announces that it has joined the EMV Migration Forum. Founded by the Smart Card Alliance, the EMV Migration Forum is a group of payments industry professionals who are collaborating on issues related to the migration from magnetic stripe cards to EMV chip-based cards in the United States.
Paragon Application Systems Teams with Trusted Security Solutions to Offer ATM Remote Key Load Testing
(Holly Springs, NC—November 13, 2012) Paragon Application Systems (Paragon), a leading independent provider of ePayment simulation and testing solutions has partnered with Trusted Security Solutions (TSS), a leading provider of ATM key management solutions, to add Remote Key Load (RKL) testing to Paragon’s ATM simulation, configuration and testing solutions. TSS is providing the RKL module for Paragon’s ATMulator Plus, FASTest, and FASTress products.
Holly Springs, NC— September 10, 2012) Acquirers, issuers, and processors in Latin America are racing to meet the mandates imposed by MasterCard and Visa for migrating from magnetic stripe cards to EMV chip cards in their region. Paragon Application Systems will present solutions to prepare for EMV migration at the CL@B 2012 Conference in Panama from September 11-13.
(Holly Springs, NC—August 1, 2012) Paragon Application Systems announces the recent launch of the “What’s the 411 on EMV?” blog, www.emv411.com, designed to address the US payment’s industry need for reliable information about EMV.
Paragon Application Systems' Dana Blegen and Deborah Spidle Earn Certified Smart Card Industry Professional/Payments Certification
(Holly Springs,NC- June 27, 2012) Dana Blegen, Master Engineer, and Deborah Spidle, Director of EMV Solutions for Paragon Application Systems, have earned the Certified Smart Card Industry Professional/Payments Certification (CSCIP/P) from the Smart Card Alliance, a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology. Mr. Blegen and Ms. Spidle had previously earned the general CSCIP certification, and are among the first to achieve the new, Payments-specific certification.
(Holly Springs, NC—May 23, 2012) Bank Mandiri, the largest bank in Indonesia, has expanded their ATM network and is experiencing strong ePayment transaction growth. To optimize their system capacity, Bank Mandiri contracted with PT Abhimata Persada to conduct benchmark and performance testing of their HP Nonstop Blade NB50000c using Paragon’s load and stress testing software, FASTress, at the HP Advance Technology Center in Cupertino, California. The objective of the stress test was to determine the number of HP Nonstop Blade CPUs that Bank Mandiri would need based on their anticipated growth over the next five years.
(Holly Springs, NC—May 1, 2012) FirstBank, Tennessee’s largest independently owned and operated bank, has licensed Paragon’s ATM configuration management software, ConfigBuilder, to enhance its ATM configuration file development. FirstBank required a solution that would provide more control over its ATM screens and fully test its ATM load files prior to deployment.
(Holly Springs, NC— April 19, 2012) Boubyan Bank, a leading Islamic bank in Kuwait, has licensed Paragon’s ATM configuration management software ConfigBuilder through Paragon’s partner in the Middle East, International Turnkey Systems. Boubyan Bank required a solution to enable them to edit and manage their ATM configuration load files and to test the ATM configuration flows from a PC.
Scotiabank Inverlat, S. A. emprende la migración a EMV con las soluciones de Paragon Application Systems
Paragon provee entrenamiento y soluciones para EMV
(Holly Springs, NC—April 17, 2012) Scotiabank Inverlat, S. A., una subsidiaria del Grupo canadiense Scotiabank, recientemente contrató entrenamiento y extensiones EMV para los productos de configuración y simulación de cajeros de Paragon, ATMulator Plus y FASTest. Scotiabank se encuentra en el proceso de modificaciones a su red ATMs para soportar tarjetas con chip EMV.
Deborah Spidle is appointed Director of EMV Solutions in charge of developing and deploying EMV-focused training and consulting services
(Holly Springs, NC—February 27, 2012) Paragon Application Systems, a leading global ePayment simulation, configuration and testing software provider, announces the appointment of Deborah Spidle as Director of EMV Solutions. Deborah has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, focusing on banking and financial applications. Over the past seven years, Deborah has provided business and technical guidance for multiple banks, credit unions, and a national switch in Canada through their EMV migrations. Deborah is one of a select group of industry professionals who have earned the Certified Smart Card Industry Professional Certification (CSCIP) from the Smart Card Alliance demonstrating her expertise in Smart Card technology.