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First successful Remote Key Injection in South Africa

PAX Technology, the world’s leading manufacturer of point-of-sale devices announced today that Innervation PAN African Payments (“Innervation) is the first company in South Africa to successfully perform an online paxRhino Remote Key Injection (RKI).

Innervation is a PCI-compliant payment and switching business with over 20 years of experience in providing streamlined integrated payment solutions, customer engagement tools & technologies, and value-added services to all tiers of retailers.

The PCI point-to-point encryption (P2PE) certified RKI solution – provided through PAX Technology’s EMEA region service centre in Italy – allows Innervation to instantly and securely inject keys remotely to point-of-sale (POS) devices within a merchant’s in-store environment.

The huge advantage is that payment terminals no longer need to move to-and-from a physical Key Injection facility. Instead, PAX terminals are sent from the manufacturer, acquirer or payment service provider to the merchant directly, immediately connected to the payment system and PAXSTORE and via RKI service requests a unique key which is received by the terminal & injected remotely in complete security – directly at the point of sale.

“Until now, our terminals were injected manually using Local Key Injection, which required terminals to be shipped to, and injected in, a Secure PCI Certified Trusted Centre every time. This process incurred significant shipping and administration costs, required additional buffer stock to be held, and delayed delivery times, more so when devices had to be shipped across borders. The PAX RKI solution is a faster and safer alternative to traditional key injection and reduces operational costs” said Ian Steyn, Product Executive at Innervation

Alan Scully, GM Southern Africa at PAX Technology added: “Thanks to our experienced team in Italy, the implementation of RKI projects anywhere in the EMEA region now only take a couple of weeks. The RKI solution enables us to onboard customers faster, reducing time to market and saving time on PCI assessment as there is no requirement to submit further security mechanisms for PCI certification because the solution is already certified”.

Acquiring banks and payment service providers using the PAXSTORE platform, an independent marketplace and advanced terminal management system, find the adoptation of RKI to be even more convenient, as any given merchant can be selected on the marketplace administrator’s dashboard, the relevant RKI key profile is selected and instantly pushed to the device remotely in the field.