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Thailand is switching to EMV

Thursday 7 December 2006

G&D supplies its StarDC Master and StarDC Visa micro-modules that are embedded and personalized by Chan Wanich on their machines running the UPP, G&D’s Universal Production Platform.

Chan Wanich Security Printing was established in 1921 as the first security printer in Thailand. Now the company is involved in the production of contact and contactless cards, magstripe cards, scratch cards as well as stamps, and passports.

At the same time, Hypercom announced it has been selected to provide more than 1 000 of its new T1200 payment terminal for use in the new Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport. This comes in addition to the 20,000 T2100 units that have been installed by retailers in Thailand since its introduction in October 2005. The new terminals will be dispatched by SCB (Siam Commercial Bank) and TMB Bank (formerly Thai Military Bank). The T2100 supports EMV 4.0 and is Visa PED-certified. The new terminals deployed by SCB and TMB Bank will support EMV cards, magstripe contactless cards, and also the cards issued by China Union Pay, in the very first application supporting China Union Pay out of the Chinese territory, with the objective to benefit from increasing international travels of the Chinese clientele.

The EMV migration started in Thailand in October 2005, and is expected to be completed by end of 2007.