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Posted: 14 Feb 2019

It’s a new year so perhaps we should discuss what to look for in the coming year and what to look for in kiosk hardware. What’s ahead in 2019? Today, individuals by using a self-service interactive payment kiosk can take full control of their payments. Touch payments are one of the most popular device integration choices within a kiosk, allowing you to tap and go! Biometrics Biometrics may seem new, but the technology has been around since 2005. Those with iPhones have had the ability to unlock their phone with their fingerprint for a little over five years now. So the possibility to make the leap to a biometric finger option to make payments is not so far fetched. Since finger veins are unique, this is an extremely secure way to...

Posted: 14 Jan 2019

Payment Technology is always evolving with its goal to make transactions as seamless and as easy as possible for a good customer experience. Where is Payment Technology Going Next? Here are some areas where the future of payments may very well lie: EMV Near Field Communication Voice Commerce Cryptocurrencies Artificial Intelligence What is EMV? EMV® developed and managed by American Express, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, UnionPay, and Visa — is a global standard for credit cards that use computer chips to authenticate (and secure) chip-card transactions. EMV chips encrypt bank information making it far more secure than the old magnetic-stripe cards. If you live or travel to Europe you will know that EMV has been in use for over a decade (it actually began in France in 1992). In the US, however,...

Posted: 03 Dec 2018

  Magnetic Card Readers. Are They Becoming Obsolete? A magnetic card reader is a device used to read magnetic stripe cards, such as credit cards. A magnetic stripe card is inexpensive compared to other card technologies and not hard to program. While a magnetic stripe is more difficult to create than a barcode, the technology for reading and encoding data on a magnetic stripe is widespread and it is easy to get. The problem with this magnetic stripe technology is that a card can be misread, it can wear out due to use, and the data can be corrupted. Unfortunately, these cards can also be affected by the use of external devices placed over the magnetic card reader in order to fraudulently skim personal information. In 1970, a joint pilot project...

Posted: 12 Nov 2018

Join us at NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show, January 13-15 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. At the show, we will be showcasing its latest offerings and our entire suite of retail solutions in the EXPO hall at booth #4919. And best of all, as a retailer*, you can attend the EXPO for FREE! If you want to experience the entire show, please use the code 1621 to receive a 20% discount off the full conference pass. *See if you qualify as a retailer at LEARN MORE: REGISTER HERE:

Posted: 29 Oct 2018

When you are shopping, the last thing you want to worry about is someone hacking your payment information.  Whether you are buying clothes, shoes or laptops for the beginning of school in the fall, braving the crowds at the local mall at Christmas, or shopping online on Black Friday, you need to practice some common sense rules. Here are twelve ways you can protect your payment information! Protecting Your Payment Information in a Store Even with the prominence of online shopping, retail environments are still part of daily life and as such, you need to protect your payment information at all times.  Mobile payments, ATMs, and unattended payments all pose risks if the necessary countermeasures are not taken. 1. Don’t use a public non-branded ATM at the mall. You decide to grab an...