Viableware, innovators of the RAIL payment platform for full-service restaurants, announced that the RAIL payment processing technology has been certified to the security standards of 11 of the leading payment processors that represent more than $1.6 trillion in combined credit, debit, and prepaid card transactions annually in the United States.

The network of payment processors certifying the RAIL payment security technology includes American Express, First Data Merchant Services, Global Payments, Heartland, Merchant e-Solutions, Moneris, NOVA (Elavon), Paymentech, TSYS, Vantiv, and WorldPay.

“The certification of our payment platform is significant because it means full-service restaurant operators can rely on the RAIL for access to the payment industry’s key processors,” says Joe Snell, CEO of Viableware. “The RAIL platform serves as a turnkey payment processing technology for full-service restaurant operators looking to achieve PCI compliance – and to provide guests with the assurance that all sensitive cardholder data is protected from the moment the card is swiped.”

The RAIL payment platform seamlessly integrates with leading restaurant POS systems from MICROS, NCR Aloha, and Dinerware to securely accept payments at the table. The platform utilizes a fleet of handheld devices designed to replicate the look and feel of the traditional bill presentation folder used at most full-service restaurants – but unlike the original, the RAIL devices enable guests to self-swipe credit or debit cards, auto-calculate the tip, split the bill multiple ways, pay-by-item, and direct-email receipts.

In June, Viableware announced a partnership with Magtek to secure all transactions using the RAIL payment platform. The payment protection technology engineered by Magtek that is integrated within each RAIL device is PCI compliant and is able to instantly encrypt sensitive card data at the point of swipe by using a unique encryption key with every transaction. 

For more information on the RAIL payment platform for full-service restaurants, visit

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