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G8 is STS’ payment application, which allows merchants and POS developers to accept payments from any one of many different types of card reader. G8’s simple but powerful interface hides the complexity of dealing with different card reader manufacturers, models and payment gateways, so that POS developers only need to integrate a single time, while offering maximum choice.

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Did you know that the latest version of STS Payments’ (STS) G8 payment application, version 2.9, is fully validated against PA-DSS 3.1 requirements? This means that the use of G8 helps merchants simplify the task of achieving PCI-DSS compliance and confirms that it is valid for all new deployments.

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Retail merchants, and Payment Service Providers that serve them, are increasingly paying greater attention to the subject of operational management for their payment systems. Once the management of payment terminals was regarded as a boring back room task that focused largely on initial software rollout and device deployment, attracting little ongoing attention or investment.

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Following the success of last year’s event, STS Payments once again invited key representatives from its partner organisations to attend its 2016 Partner Day at Guildford cricket ground. Despite the occasional shower and disrupted play, attendees were able to enjoy a full day of top class cricket with Surrey CCC defeating Sussex CCC.

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STS’ G8:Enterprise and G8:Client applications are designed to allow merchants to accept credit and debit card payments in a variety of ways – EMV (Chip-and-PIN), magnetic stripe, keyed entry and contactless – hiding the complexity of the process from the POS system, and providing merchants with a choice of card readers and payment system providers.

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STS Payments is pleased to announce its official listing as a Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions (TGCS) Alliance Programme Innovation Partner.

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As thousands flocked to Kensington Olympia for the annual Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) some of STS Payments’ developers were ready and waiting to welcome visitors to the MagTek stand - where we were demonstrating our G8:Enterprise solution using the DynaPro payment terminal.

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G8 is STS Payments’ flagship product - a flexible, feature-rich, agnostic payment application and the glue sticking the different components of a payment solution together. G8 accepts all major payment methods and provides merchants with a variety of deployment options.Are you still with us?

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Large and mid sized UK retailers who have invested in mobile point of sale technology in-store saw positive results during the recent busy Christmas trading period.These retailers installed Mobile POS technology for a variety of use cases including:

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In a bid to ensure its product roadmap tracks the market demands of its partners and end-customers, STS Payments has once again released a product survey to help decide how to build its new Smart TMS (Terminal Management System).

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Smart Technology Solutions (STS Payments) is very pleased to announce it has successfully completed the EMVCo Level 2 re-approval of 3 existing PIN entry devices, extending support for at least another 3 years and further confirming that 2015 has been a fantastic year for the company.

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STS’ G8 payment acceptance application has integrations to a variety of different Payment Service Providers (PSP, also called a switch or gateway) using protocols that those providers have defined.

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October 2015 marked the end of another very successful year for STS. Having just turned 18, it is encouraging to see the company has once again exceeded its annual target, providing a positive start to the new financial year. We’ve also recently taken on 4 new developers, thus continuing our pledge to invest in our development team as part of our product led approach.

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STS’ family of G8 payment applications are middleware components that sit between the Point of Sale (POS), card reader terminal and an EFT system such as that provided by a Payment System Provider (PSP).

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Here at STS, as a leader and specialist in payments software, it is great to see the results of the recent statistical analysis of card payments. The results show that in 2014, over 2,050 million chip payment cards were issued around the globe coming just three years after the figure exceeded the one billion mark, back in 2011.