Focus POS and Sterling Payment Technologies Team Up for EMV Solution

San Antonio, TX – June 07, 2016

San Antonio, TX – June 07, 2016 – Focus POS, a leading provider of restaurant point of sale software, has announced a partnership with Sterling Payment Technologies to offer a comprehensive EMV solution to businesses in the hospitality industry. This EMV solution offers restaurants the capability to accept payments from mobile wallets thanks to NFC and tokenization technologies.

EMV became a necessity in the hospitality industry thanks to the liability shift that took place in October of 2015. This shift meant that any restaurant that wasn’t EMV compliant would be held accountable for certain fraudulent transactions processed by their system; utilizing the proper EMV technology protects businesses and customers from fraud. Focus POS customers who use the VeriFone VX 805 and the latest Focus software can take advantage of their cutting edge EMV solution offered in conjunction with Sterling. This semi-integrated solution protects electronic payments, so Focus POS doesn’t directly handle sensitive customer data and information less likely to be stolen.

“Transaction security has become increasingly important in the hospitality industry, and our partnership with Sterling Payment Technologies has helped us stay ahead of the competition,” said Mike Hamm, COO at Focus POS. “We don’t want our customers to have to worry about fraudulent transactions at the point of sale, and this EMV solution provides the reliability and security this industry needs.”

“We are excited to team up with Focus POS to deliver a comprehensive EMV solution,” said Joe Gage, Executive Director IPOS Channel at Sterling. “The payments landscape is constantly evolving, but our continued commitment to protecting customers has allowed us to provide robust and integrated payment solutions that can adapt to changes in the industry.”

In order for restaurants to succeed, they must offer EMV transaction support and credit card data tokenization. With the growing popularity of mobile wallets and payments, NFC technology is also a requirement. Focus POS is committed to delivering robust and intuitive POS solutions, and their partnership with Sterling highlights this commitment. Restaurant owners shouldn’t have to worry about fraudulent transactions, and this comprehensive EMV solution will ensure that they can focus their efforts elsewhere to achieve success for their businesses.