Hypercom brings EMV to Dubai Metro

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By Louise Naughton  www.vrl-financial-news.com

Dubai is one step closer to realising self-service ticketing using chip and PIN cards across its 49 Metro stations as payment technology provider Hypercom’s payment systems and terminals have received full EMV certification.

Dubai MetroHypercom’s Artema Modular self-service payment systems and Artema Compact countertop terminals are designed to bring speed ticketing to Dubai’s four million Metro passengers per month. The EMV certification of the technology solutions is claimed to mean that travellers on Dubai’s urban railway network will be able to use their chip and PIN cards in a secure transaction.

“This latest certification reinforces our leadership position in self-service payment technology, our leadership in metro and rail ticketing systems, and brings new levels of speed and convenience to hundreds of thousands of travelers,” said Brian J Stobo, vice president for the Middle East and Africa at Hypercom Europe.

Hypercom’s products were chosen by security software company Thales, the integrator in charge of the Dubai Metro fare collection system.