Cardtek Partners with TableSafe to Assist with Pay-at-the-Table Security Compliance Standards

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Cardtek Partners with TableSafe to Assist with Pay-at-the-Table Security Compliance Standards


Cardtek, a provider of innovative end-to-end payment solutions and technology, announced its partnership with TableSafe Inc., maker of the first EMV-certified and PCI compliant pay-at-the-table platform for full-service restaurants and the broader hospitality industry, to assist with payment industry security compliance and to help TableSafe streamline EMV certification of the RAIL™ payment platform.

Cardtek provides EMV Contact and Contactless Level 2 Kernel software, integration, and certification, enabling transactions at any EMV or contactless terminal. Cardtek’s U.S.-based team has been providing EMV L2 Kernel solutions for more than 15 years.

The EMV liability shift exposes full-service restaurants to an increase in chargebacks, which can negatively impact their bottom line. Until now, full-service restaurant operators have not had a solution certified to accept EMV cards using a pay-at-the-table format. TableSafe has broken down this barrier, providing an EMV-ready solution that blends seamlessly with normal table service.

The low-profile RAIL is an easy to use device housed inside a patented billfold that replicates the traditional leather folio commonly used by full-service restaurants to deliver guests’ checks. Once the billfold is opened, this payment agnostic platform enables guests to securely self-pay with their credit card or Samsung Pay® – and soon will offer the ability to pay with other mobile apps, including Apple Pay® and Android Pay®. It also allows guests to auto-calculate tips, split the bill multiple ways, and receive email receipts. Once the payment process is complete, the RAIL enables guests to provide real-time feedback on their dining experience, enabling the restaurant to gain valuable insights on their food and service.