gilbarco releases passport version 6

Major oil brands step up for upgrades.

Gilbarco has released to production Passport Version 6 software for ExxonMobil, Chevron, Sunoco and Valero-branded retailers, as well as independently branded retailers who use the Concord BuyPass network. Passport Version 6 has been validated for compliance with Visa’s Payment Application Best Practices (PABP). The point of sale (POS) system provides retailers with a portfolio of new loyalty program and price sign choices that are certified compatible. In addition, Passport Version 6 has

new features to increase profitability and efficiency.

The new features include Generic Third Party Loyalty Interface, which provides retailers with loyalty program choices to improve customer frequency, retention and average ticket size. Passport Version 6 features a generic loyalty Application Programming Interface (API) that simplifies and standardizes third party loyalty program compatibility. It enables any loyalty program to easily interface with Passport and attain certification. Passport’s API has been adopted by industry leaders as the basis for PCATS loyalty standard. So far Gilbarco has certified compatibility with KickBack Rewards Systems and Excentus loyalty programs.

It has also added the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance feature, a strong encryption helps the retailer protect cardholder data and achieve compliance in terms of data access, retention and reporting. The Automated Software Upgrade (ASU) feature allows retailers to complete a Passport software upgrade within 45 minutes without the need for outside assistance. An Electronic Price Sign Interface feature enables retailers to instantly change outdoor price signs from Passport inside the store, improving efficiency, safety and compliance. The Cash-Based Fuel Discounting feature enables automatic fuel discounting both at the pump and POS for cash payment, and the Forced Day Close feature enables retailers to use a programmable time for store close to improve control.

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