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AM335-What makes your EMV-Runner stand out against Datacard-Atlantic Zeiser.docx


I have to invest in new machines to produce financial cards, that is, EMV cards. Some for VISA, some for Mastercard, some for new Fintechs. A job to encode and print transport cards is also on the works.

I have heard of your EMV-Runner, that it is a real alternative to established Datacard (DC) and or Atlantic Zeiser (AZ) machines. That it has a new patented mode of encoding cards.

What is the difference?

We do things differently, we want to change the paradigm like to change from ICE to an EV. In short, instead of dozens of little belts and shafts, we want 1 or 2 belts and shafts; instead of contact, we want contactless, instead of mandating the EMV server, we want to be open; instead of running 1,800 cph, we want run faster. We want to lower card production costs.

See a video of the EMV-Runner here:

Please refer to DC and AZ webpages for their products.

Difference 1: the EMV-Runner is simpler

DC and AZ make machines that program the chip through contact. One has a magazine where the cards are introduced into different contact modules, the other has a lift with different contact modules. The cards are programmed over contact because contact was here before RFID or NFC, thus, they still use the contact. That means friction, bent contacts, lots of belts and rollers, lots of service, stops, resulting in higher running costs.

The EMV-Runner has 3 to 10 RFID antennas which program the chips contactless. Because it is contactless, it does not have friction, contacts do not bend, nothing breaks, no service.

Difference 2: the future is contactless

While everybody has experienced that one can pay faster with contactless cards than with contact cards, just tap and go, the chip manufacturers have yet to use the faster RFID link which is much faster than the contact link. We think with our method, an EMV card will be programmed in 2-3 seconds instead of 12-15 seconds at some point in the future, in other words, you will be able to produce 18,000 EMV cards per hour, around 10 times faster than today.

Besides, the production of EMV cards with contact cards is very costly because you have to mill precisely, place the chip, bond it, etc. the production of cards with just NFC capabilities, no contact, is much-much cheaper. It is an open secret: the future is NFC enabled cards, contactless.

Difference 3: the EMV-Runner is open to different EMV software WisecardTech

Some machine manufacturers make you use their legacy EMV servers and systems, the EMV-Runner connects to servers like what is offered by Wisecard, an up and coming EMV software provider.

Why pay thousands of dollars for new scripts for legacy systems if you can buy it for much less fromWisecard ?

Why pay thousands of dollars for a new chip you want to run if you can buy it for much less fromWisecard ?

Difference 4: acquisition and running costs

The EMV-Runner will cost you less to acquire and less to operate because it is open to EMV software providers and it is much simpler.

The people running our systems report that they are seeing savings of around 50% in acquisition and running costs. This is 100s of thousands of dollars !

Difference 5: EMV-Runner is newer. DC has service people here, you don’t

The EMV-Runner is indeed newer than DC or AZ machines but GTUS has been making card machines for over 10 years, just not financial cards. GTUS applied what it learned printing gift cards to financial cards. Besides, GTUS has been making DOD inkjets since 2002, years ahead of DC or AZ.

You can produce 15’000 identification cph on a RoadRunner one day, the next day you can produce EMV cards at 2,000 cph, the next day gift cards at 25,000 cph or transport cards at 16,000 cph. Example: our customers even produced millions of Covid cards on the same machine, and very fast.

Yes, DC has service people in many countries but their systems are very complex, have lots or parts like rollers, belts, etc. To keep those machines running, you need service, costly service.

GTUS has systems in many countries also, but no local service. How does GTUS do that ?

Well, back to the paradigm shift: our systems are simpler, easier to run, easier to fix, last much longer.

Difference 6: EMV-Runner cannot do embossing

That’s right, we do not do embossing. Embossing slows down the machine because it is mechanical, another legacy method dying off. Embossing is going the way of the dinosaurs.