The Green Sheet Online Edition
July 27, 2009 • Issue 09:07:02
The righteous WAY
The June 2009 GSQ has a series of articles pertaining to tech knowledge and mobile payments. GSQ pictures the WAY Systems 1581 on page 6 under "Tech knowledge means acquiring power" (that's good), but it pictures our device again on page 27 with the banner reading "Older terminals, cause for concern."
The WAY Systems MTT 1581 is fully PCI/PED/DSS-compliant, in addition to other security measures, so I don't understand why GSQ would picture our device with "older terminals." One thing I did not notice was a reference to the new series of wireless devices emerging in the market. At WAY, we have developed the way5000, which is a multi-application device capable of over-the-air updates for security compliances, as well as parameters from the processor. Was anyone at WAY Systems asked to offer a quote for the article? No one contacted me, but I have only been back working at the company since April 1, 2009, so this article's research may have predated my return.
WAY Systems Inc.
Thank you for bringing up your concern about the placement of the WAY Systems 1581 picture on page 26 of GSQ, Vol 12., No. 2, "2009 Tech snapshots: Acquiring technologies for the 21st century." We placed it there to contrast with older terminals, but we did not create the desired effect, as you have pointed out. We did not intend to imply that the WAY Systems 158 is obsolete, out of compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard or the PCI PIN Entry Device standard, or a cause for concern in any way. We apologize for not making that clear.
Many people were contacted in the process of conducting research for this issue of GSQ. While I do not have all the research notes in my possession at this time and cannot say who was contacted when, I can say that, while we make an effort to include as many views as possible in every GSQ, we cannot include the perspectives of everyone who has something valuable to add to the discussion, given the amount of time and space we have available.
Coincidentally, the way5000 is featured on page 90 of this issue of The Green Sheet (July 27, 2009, issue 09:07:02).
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