Fact Sheet

Terminal Management System


A Comprehensive platform for Terminal and Estate Management

When integrating payments, it is essential to address the ability that customers have to manage the data upgrade elements required by the EMV standard and the firmware on the payment devices. This is fundamental to EMV compliance and to secure customers from vulnerability to security breaches and processing issues. If these updates are not made regularly, this can lead to compliance issues and ultimately card brand fines, which will be passed down to merchants by acquiring banks and processors.

A payment device is essentially an embedded platform that runs its own complex software stack. As with any software stack, it requires updates to keep the stack (and your solution) compliant with current versions of the EMV standard. Security vulnerability patches or general bug fixes also need to find their way to the payment device. Therefore, all EMV enabled solutions will require frequent data updates to cover off new data elements such as CA Public Keys and Data Object Lists that can change periodically. Having the correct CA Public Key is critical to the correct cryptographic operation of EMV.

Payment device configuration updates can be done manually, requiring someone to physically update each and every payment device on site, but this is inconvenient, impractical and time consuming.

A centralized estate management solution eliminates the constraints of local administration and maintenance while minimizing the risk of a single point of failure. An in-house Terminal Estate Management Solution will help maintain the application for different terminal brands that have the terminal applications.

Estate management will work seamlessly if RS Software’s Terminal Management application is loaded irrespective of the make.

Terminal Estate Management System from RS Software

Our Terminal Estate Management Solution offers the following features:

  • Equipment Management
  • Product Dashboard: The dashboard displays the list of POS models provided to the merchants by the acquirer. It has a facility to add new models, and map specific models to ISOs.
  • Asset Management: The system displays the POS assets available with the acquirer. The list shows model, serial no of the POS device, status of the asset etc. The system also has the facility to create new assets.
  • Equipment/Device requisition: The system allows merchants and their representatives to requisition terminals. The acquirer users can also raise requisitions on behalf of a merchant. The requisitioned equipment navigates through various transition states e.g. ordered, dispatch, receive and reaches the intended merchant.
  • Terminal and Estate Management (TEMS)
  • Terminal Software: TEMS allows authorized users to upload different versions of the terminal application. A particular version can be allocated to selected terminals for download. POS terminals can download and install the terminal software by communicating with TEMS.
  • POS Terminal: The system allows acquirer users to create terminals. These users can also map merchants with the terminal. The terminal configuration details can be set from this section.
  • Possible Customizations
  • Integration with UPS / USPS to track the consignment.

Why RS Software?

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RS Software’s exclusive focus on payments and proven track record has made it the brand of choice for leading payments providers seeking to improve time to market for solutions that can generate additional revenues and save money. We have repeatedly delivered end-to-end solutions that include ongoing testing, enhancements and support to keep our clients current with the dynamic landscape in the payments industry.