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Dover Fueling Solutions’ Wayne EMV protocol selected by Conexxus as outdoor payment terminal industry standard

Dover Fueling Solutions (“DFS”) is pleased to announce its Wayne® EMV® protocol specification has been approved by the Conexxus Forecourt Payment Terminal Group to serve as the forecourt outdoor payment terminal (OPT) industry standard.

The effort highlights the DFS and Conexxus collaboration to drive standards and innovation for the convenience and petroleum market. Conexxus is a non-profit, member-driven technology organization dedicated to the development and implementation of standards, technologies innovation and advocacy for the convenience store and petroleum market. The mission of the Conexxus Forecourt Payment Terminal Group is to develop and adopt standards to facilitate the integration of payment terminals on the forecourt. The adoption of the Wayne protocol marks Conexxus’ first standard protocol publication for OPTs within the industry. This is groundbreaking in an area that traditionally has utilized device-specific and supplier-specific specifications, which makes device interoperability at retail locations much more difficult to achieve.

“The released Conexxus forecourt OPT standard is a clear example of how the industry can come together to quickly solve industry issues, through contributing the base data standards as Dover Fueling Solutions has done, and Conexxus working groups dedicated to getting these enabling standards in the field,” said Conexxus Executive Director Gray Taylor. “Retailers and their vendor-partners quickly came together to solve an issue keeping the industry from EMV compliance, and achieved this before the EMV deadlines of this coming April.”

“We believe having a Conexxus standard for outdoor EMV payments will facilitate integrations and certifications to meet the upcoming liability shift,” stated DFS Vice President of Global Key Accounts and Marketing Brad Schumacher. “Many point-of-sale systems and electronic payment servers have already integrated the Wayne protocol, so it is a logical process for Conexxus to use it to create the initial standard, as well as enhancements to meet future needs, such as point-to-point encryption.”

The Wayne brand has been an industry leader in forecourt outdoor payment products and solutions for over 50 years and became part of Dover Fueling Solutions in 2016 through acquisition. The official release of the Wayne EMV protocol specification defines the XML protocol for control of fuel island payment devices; pump-integrated or as a stand-alone. The standard includes the ability to manage magnetic stripe, EMV and NFC transactions, and control the consumer interface.

For more information about DFS products, solutions, and services, visit www.doverfuelingsolutions.com.