Sheetz Plans PCI Upgrade for PIN Pads at the Pump

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Sheetz Inc. will upgrade 2,000 fuel dispensers at 270 locations with Gilbarco FlexPay Encrypting PIN Pads, which are PCI compliant and provide Triple Data Encryption Standard (TDES) encryption of the Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) entered by consumers during debit card transactions at the pumps, the company reported.

"We selected Gilbarco Veeder-Root because they have the service organization infrastructure, OEM hardware and support to manage this large program turnkey," Mark Wilson, director of store support for Sheetz, said in a statement. "Sheetz wants to achieve compliance well ahead of the deadlines. It is critical to our brand to provide the best possible protection for our customers’ transaction data and preserve their option to use debit."

Gilbarco Veeder-Root Project Management Services brings a network of more than 500 Authorized Service Contractors and more than 3,500 trained technicians to complete upgrades under the direction of experienced Gilbarco project managers. Standard work instructions, site surveys, order and schedule management, reporting and 24/7/365 technical support contribute to successful projects, according to Gilbarco Veeder-Root.

"It’s clear that Sheetz is dedicated to the security of their customers," Scott McDowell, director of marketing, dispenser applications for Gilbarco Veeder-Root, said in a statement. "Our products and services are designed to provide PCI-compliant protection to meet today’s PCI standards and protect your investment against any PCI changes for the future."

For more on PCI Compliance in the c-store/petroleum Industry:

-- PCI Compliance Will Cost Billions in C-Store/Petroleum Industry

-- Walters-Dimmick Petroleum Upgrades Pumps for PCI Compliance
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