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KAL Announces Availability of the Kalignite EMV Kernel for ATMs

Edinburgh, UK - KAL is pleased to announce the certification and immediate availability of the Kalignite EMV Kernel for use on ATMs, Kiosks and all self-service / branch teller systems.

The Kalignite EMV Kernel is an application component running on KAL's Kalignite Software Platform making it fully multi-vendor and usable on all EMV "level-1" compliant Automated Teller Machine (ATM) hardware.

Steve Hensley, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales for KAL said, "This announcement illustrates our commitment to continuously enhance the Kalignite software suite to support important standards like EMV. EMV-enabled ATMs will significantly reduce card-based fraud and will enhance the security of ATM transactions".

EMV is a worldwide standard for using smartcards along with a PIN number to secure ATM and POS transactions. Sometimes known as the "chip and PIN" initiative, EMV will be the standard way of executing ATM and POS transactions in Europe and many other countries from the beginning of 2005.

KAL's development partners can incorporate the Kalignite Software Platform along with the Kalignite EMV Kernel into the software solutions they provide to their customers greatly reducing the time it takes to implement EMV compliant systems. Alternatively KAL provides Kalignite Applications that are integrated with the Kalignite EMV Kernel and are built upon the Kalignite Software Platform.

The Kalignite EMV Kernel was awarded Level 2 Type Approval by EMVCo LLC on 28th January 2004 following successful testing against the EMV 2000 Specification (Version 4.0) including all "EMV Errata".

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