Terminals - Announcements

Acceptance of Proton terminated

posted 3 Feb 2015, 08:20 by Francis Ceuterick   [ updated 4 Feb 2015, 00:05 ]

The Proton scheme stopped to operate by the last day of 2014.

For more information check here: (Dutch) (French)

The certificates that EPCI issued in the past for Proton terminals expired early 2015, as the underlying scheme was terminated.

Bancontact / MisterCash cards can now be acquired using the C-TAP terminal specifications

posted 3 Feb 2015, 08:08 by Francis Ceuterick   [ updated 4 Feb 2015, 00:06 ]

First distributed 29 February 2012

Since 1989, Bancontact/Mister Cash has offered smooth payment processing and today it is the Belgian market leader in electronic card payment services. The Bancontact/Mister Cash scheme is now managed by an independent scheme manager.

The SEPA compliant Bancontact/Mister Cash card is based on EMV technology in line with the EPC SEPA Card Framework. The support for the acceptance at terminal level will migrate from the present D.100 specifications to solutions that support EMV processing and are compliant with the scheme requirements. The acceptance of "legacy" Bancontact/Mister Cash cards will be discontinued.

Many terminals presently support the acceptance of the "legacy" Bancontact/Mister Cash cards and a migration process therefore needs to be specified.


Depending of the choice of the merchant and his relationship with the acquirer of the BCMC SEPA scheme, there are two possibilities:
  • If the merchant enters an acquiring agreement with a BCMC SEPA scheme acquirer that does not support the C-TAP specifications, the terminal vendor will have to offer a suitable solution based on what is supported by this acquirer. The further procedure is described in the attached document EPCI-implementation note-generic-120224-V6.pdf. 
  • If the merchant enters an acquiring agreement with a BCMC SEPA scheme acquirer that supports the C-TAP specifications, the terminal vendor will have to add the support of the C-TAP specifications (if not already present) and load the BCMC SEPA C-TAP parameters to the terminal. The procedure is described in the attached document EPCI-implementation note-C-TAP-120221-V6.pdf. Most acquirers and terminals in Belgium presently support C-TAP. 
Please read the documents carefully and inform us on the impact of this migration as requested under "Collection of information from the vendors” in §5.2.

For more information, please refer to EPCI or Acquiris.

C-TAP certification transferred to Acquiris

posted 10 Feb 2014, 04:10 by Francis Ceuterick   [ updated 4 Feb 2015, 00:05 ]

The acquirers and acquiring processors that previously contracted EPCI to certify payment terminals according to the C-TAP specifications have transferred this assignment to Acquiris aisbl-ivzw as of November 2011.

All valid certificates are transferred to Acquiris that will further manage them.They remain valid as long as the version of the C-TAP specifications that were implemented on the corresponding terminals are still supported by the acquirers  and acquiring processors that are members from Acquiris.

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