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Smart Card Alliance Latin America (SCALA) EMV Roadmap White Paper Now Available in Spanish and PortugueseSCALA to Distribute White Paper to Attendees at 'EMV Tour - Quito 2012' in Ecuador (June 06, 2012)
QUITO, ECUADOR -- (Marketwire) -- 06/06/12 -- To further aid the on-going EMV implementations in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Smart Card Alliance Latin America (SCALA) chapter today announced that its EMV roadmap white paper, "Card Payments Roadmap in Latin America: How Does EMV Impact the Payments Infrastructure?" is now available in Spanish and Portuguese. SCALA also announced that the Spanish-language white paper will be distributed free of charge to all attendees of the "EMV Tour - Quito 2012" conference event being held today in Quito, Ecuador. Others can download the translated white paper by visiting http://latinamerica.smartcardalliance.org/pages/publications-card-payments-roadmap-in-latin-america-how-does-emv-impact-the-payments-infrastructure.
"This event is part of SCALA's EMV tour conferences around Latin America and the Caribbean, an educational initiative aimed to fill the need for impartial resources and information about the steps required and the options for the migration," said Edgar Betts, associate director of SCALA. "Making this white paper available in both Spanish and Portuguese will spread the knowledge of industry best practices for EMV migration to industry leaders and key decision makers, in their own languages."
The white paper serves as an objective tool for all payments stakeholders, including issuers, acquirers, merchants, processors, and suppliers of hardware, software, and support services, to educate themselves on the actions they need to consider to issue, accept and process EMV transactions.
Topics covered include:
- A roadmap of deployment options that outline the impact of the global and regional deployments of EMV for Latin America and the Caribbean.
- A primer on EMV security specifications for card authentication methods, cardholder verification methods and transaction authorization approaches and implementation options for each.
- The relationship between EMV, contactless payments and Near Field Communication (NFC).
- An overview of changes required in the issuing, acquiring/processing, merchant and ATM payments infrastructure to support the different EMV roadmap options.
The "EMV Tour - Quito 2012," is today, June 6, 2012, at the JW Marriott Hotel Quito in Ecuador. The event is co-organized by SCALA and the media group PaymentMedia, and will cover payments technology, industry best practices and standards. SCALA and PaymentMedia have worked closely with Banred S.A., MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc. to create an agenda that will appeal to all audience members.
Visa, Inc. was the sponsoring organization for the Spanish translation of the white paper. Additional SCALA Financial Payment Council member organizations include: Banred S.A., Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul - Banrisul, Evertec Latino America S.A., First Data CAC, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Global Enterprise Technologies Group, IntelCav, Inteligensa, Magicard - Ultra Electronics Card Systems, MasterCard Worldwide, Oberthur Technologies, Redeban Multicolor S.A., Safran Morpho, Smartrac Technology Group, Telered S.A, and Verifone Inc.
To read what leading experts have to say about SCALA's white paper, visit http://latinamerica.smartcardalliance.org/resources/pdf/EMV_Quotes.pdf. For more information on SCALA, visit http://latinamerica.smartcardalliance.org/.
About the Smart Card Alliance Latin America (SCALA)
The primary mission of the Smart Card Alliance Latin American chapter is in line with the overall goals of the Alliance: to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart cards technology in Latin America and the Caribbean. SCALA works through specific projects such as trilingual education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums to keep Latin American chapter organization members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought.
About the Smart Card Alliance
The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.
Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean. For more information please visit http://www.smartcardalliance.org.
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