Kwik Trip Upgrades Fuel Dispensers


 Kwik Trip, Inc. of La Crosse, Wis., will be installing improved fuel dispensers with Gilbarco FlexPay Encrypting PIN Pad (EPP) retrofits for Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance.


The program begins this month with 1,157 dispensers at 164 locations in the first phase. The award-winning hardware is PCI Encrypting PIN Pad (PCI EPP) compliant and provides for Triple Data Encryption Standard (TDES) encryption of the Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) entered by consumers during debit card transactions at the pumps.


Kwik Trip Inc. directly owns and operates 350+ Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Hearty Platter and Tobacco Outlet Plus stores throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. E85 is offered at nearly 50 locations. The company also operates its own bakery, commissary, dairy, distribution warehouse, and vehicle maintenance divisions.


“Kwik Trip’s decision enables their customers to continue to use PIN-based debit at the dispenser after July 1, 2010, with card and PIN data protected through encryption,” said Scott McDowell, director of dispenser applications at Gilbarco Veeder-Root.  “The FlexPay EPP is available as a field retrofit and as a factory-installed option on new dispensers to provide consumers with a consistent experience at all locations.”





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