TableSafe launches EMV on its Rail pay-at-the-table platform

The Rail provides EMV and PCI certification, point-to-point encryption and other security features.

TableSafe’s Rail payment platform has achieved EMV certification and has been approved to process chip and signature payments. The Rail is an EMV-certified and PCI compliant pay-at-the-table platform that enables dining guests to control the entire payment process, providing them with the freedom to pay for their meal, when and how they choose.

“EMV certification is a tremendous milestone in our history – and perhaps for the full-service restaurant industry as a whole,” TableSafe CEO Gordon Gardiner said in a statement. “Until now, there hasn’t been a suitable way for full-service restaurants to seamlessly accept EMV payments at the table without abandoning a sense of elegance, style and tradition that’s so important to the dining experience.”

In addition to providing EMV and PCI certification, point-to-point encryption and other security features, the Rail ensures the guest’s payment information never resides on the restaurant’s point-of-sale terminal. By combining these features, the risk of credit data breach is virtually eliminated.


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The low-profile Rail is an easy-to-use device housed inside a patented billfold that replicates the traditional leather folio commonly used by full-service restaurants to deliver the guest’s check. Once the billfold is opened, this payment-agnostic platform enables the guests to securely self-pay with their credit card or Samsung Pay – and soon will offer the ability to pay with other mobile apps, including Apple Pay and Android Pay. It also allows guests to auto-calculate tips, split the bill multiple ways, including the unique ability to split by item and receive email receipts.

The Rail was purpose built for full-service restaurants and provides operators with additional benefits including increased efficiency for wait staff and back-of-house operations, the ability to obtain instant guest feedback through surveys, and the opportunity to reduce use of thermal paper by up to 85 percent. TableSafe technology reduces the time from ticket presentation to closing out the payment by up to ten minutes, enabling the staff to spend more time with dining guests and enhance the overall experience.

TableSafe has validated the Rail platform at select full-service restaurants from coast to coast and will expand its rollout nationwide in the coming weeks.

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