Barnes Smart Solutions releases P3 v1.9.2

London, UK, 23 Aug 2019
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Barnes Smart Solutions, an innovative technology-driven solutions company and part of the Barnes International Group, announced today the release of a new version of its EMV data preparation software solution called P3 v1.9.2.

P3 is a turnkey solution comprising a Windows-based application and a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 approved hardware security module (HSM). It provides a simple low cost EMV data preparation solution for issuers to migrate from magnetic stripe cards to EMV smart cards.

The P3 data preparation system is used for issuance of cards and EMV tokens and can be used in a variety of applications. It can also be configured in multiple different ways to satisfy the needs of both complete in-house card issuance, branch instant issuance and in-house data preparation only services. The solutions also integrate readily with card issuers' legacy card management systems (CMS) and with systems that personalise information onto smart cards, payment devices, EMV tokens and provisioning systems of mobiles.

Gill Oosthuizen, Technical Director of Barnes Smart Solutions, said: “The focus of the new release is on increasing productivity through automation and support for the latest Windows operating systems. The latest version of P3 also incorporates solutions to various minor change requests.”

Barnes Smart Solutions was formed in 2017 with a focus on building the capacity to service current customers of the EMV data preparation software solution called “P3”, further develop and enhance the P3 product family and provide ongoing maintenance support. Being part of the Barnes International group, which is 28 years old and headquartered in the UK, with offices around the world in the US, China, Malaysia, India, Portugal, Spain, South Africa and Kenya allows Barnes Smart Solutions to reach all customers for sales and support.

Susan Higgo, MD at Barnes Smart Solutions, said: "We are very proud to issue our first release of P3 since the migration of the product and the setting up of support and distribution channels. Our resellers and customers have supported our efforts through renewals, which in turn has provided us with the resources to onward develop the P3 software. We have an extensive roadmap to deliver against, of which this is just the first milestone.”

CyberTech a division of JSE-listed Altron is the local partner for Barnes Smart Solutions in South Africa. CyberTech provides cyber security solutions to various sectors across Africa and the UK specialising in network monitoring, cyber security monitoring, firewalls, cryptographic solutions and more.

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