The Palace Café, a classic New Orleans restaurant located at the foot of the French Quarter, has launched its use of the Viableware, RAIL to enhance service and security – and to meet 2015 EMV card compliance mandates from major credit card brands.
The Palace Café is the second Dickie Brennan’s restaurant to implement the RAIL in recent months, with Tableau, the newest of the Dickie Brennan restaurants, introducing the technology to their customers in October 2013.
The RAIL is a handheld device designed to look like the common bill presentation folder used at most full-service restaurants – but unlike the original, the RAIL allows guests to securely self-swipe credit or debit cards, auto-calculate the tip, split the bill multiple ways, pay-by-item, and email receipts.
The RAIL also enables full-service restaurants to accept EMV (Europay Mastercard Visa) payments – or “chip and pin cards” – which all U.S. merchants must accept by October 2015, or they will assume all liability for any card fraud that occurs at their establishment.
The RAIL seamlessly integrates with leading restaurant POS systems from MICROS, NCR Aloha, and Dinerware and has been certified to the security standards of 11 of the leading payment processors.