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Trek World is here and we’re really excited to showcase a few upcoming products including updated payment processing hardware (just in time for the liability shift happening this October) and some upgraded functionality coming with the Fall 2015 version of Ascend.
Insert, Swipe, or Tap: As we mentioned in our update a few weeks ago, many banks have already started shipping chip-capable cards within the last year and will continue to do so as cards expire in the future. They look similar to existing cards, but contain a chip which allows them to generate transaction specific strings of data, which in turn makes it harder for hackers or fraudsters to intercept and decode your sensitive financial information.
To get ready, we’re introducing two new hardware options that will allow you to stay secure and eliminate the need for maintaining separate Debit and Credit payment peripherals. Both device options will offer Point-to-Point Encryption, NFC capabilities (with support for Apple Pay/Google Wallet coming this Winter), and the ability to replace your pole displays. Come check us out at Trek World to learn more and to pre-order your new devices with access to special pricing.
Not making the trip to Madison this year? No worries: give our Sales Team a call or send an email to Sales@AscendRMS.com to learn how you can get in on the action while supplies last.
Update, We Dare You: The Summer 2015 version of Ascend has brought retailers world wide updates to Work Orders, Backups, Case Quantities, and much more. Start taking advantage of all the new features right now by downloading it straight from the Ascend Desktop. It’s only takes a few minutes per workstation and can help you eliminate countless hours of extra work. Besides, it’ll make the transition to our Fall release quick and easy.
Windows 10: Today is the day. Microsoft has officially released the final version of Windows 10 to everyone. After testing, we’ve confirmed that upgrading should cause no issue with the Ascend app. However, we ask that you keep a few things in mind:
- Back It Up: Take a few minutes and backup your Ascend data before performing the update.
- Plan it Out: Before starting the update, make sure you have enough time to complete it fully while no customers are in the store. We recommend doing it before or after hours, especially if you only have one or two workstations.
- Let Us Know: If you need help getting your system up and running after the upgrade or would like assistance with any of your peripherals, give us a call. Our Support Team is available 8am to 6pm Monday – Friday @ 877 875 8663. You could also email us: Help@AscendRMS.com
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