SmartCard-Service, Russia’s leading integrated solutions provider for payment and banking systems, is leading the country’s adoption of EMV by migrating almost 50 percent of Russia’s ATMs and self-service kiosks to Chip and PIN, using CreditCall’s EMV Level 2 Kernel.
SmartCard-Service provides payments systems, installation and technical support for both hardware and software to Russia’s major banks including Sberbank, Russia’s largest banking institution with more than 19,000 retail outlets.
CreditCall was initially approached in 2010 to integrate EMV.LIB, its EMV Kernel for embedded platforms, within SmartCard’s existing hardware and applications used across 35,000 ATMS and self-services kiosks. Most recently SmartCard-Service have bought a further significant quantity of EMV Kernel licenses as they continue to drive EMV in Russia.
CreditCall’s Kernel is a uniquely versatile transaction software module that provides all the necessary processing functions required to perform an EMV transaction.
CreditCall's range of EmvX Software Kernel has been licensed to companies throughout the world for applications as diverse as ATMs, unattended payment kiosks as used in parking and vending as well as handheld train ticketing terminals.
Vladimir Evtushenko, CEO at SmartCard-Service commented: “CreditCall has shown a consistently high standard of development and support, with their Kernel technology being easy to integrate into existing hardware, and highly reliable in the field. We had no issues since the initial deployment back in 2010 and it was an easy decision to return to CreditCall to meet our additional EMV Kernel requirement.”
Peter Turner, CEO at CreditCall adds: “As SmartCard-Service provide solutions for many of the major banking institutions it is imperative that the EMV Kernels they use are of the highest standard, and we are extremely proud of the trust SmartCard-Service is putting in us. CreditCall is committed to supporting customers through the EMV migration process with constant development and innovation, reducing risk, cost and complexity while decreasing time to market.”