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Payment Terminals Overview

Payment Terminals for Restaurant, Retail, and Transportation

Payment terminals are becoming increasingly popular, not only at gas pumps, ATMs, and vending machines, but also at airport self-service kiosks, parking lots, pay-at-the-table stations (and fast food kiosks), public transit, and many other everyday situations. Whether you’re at the vending machine grabbing a snack or at the unattended kiosk paying for a parking ticket, at one point or another, you have interacted with a payment terminal and have likely enjoyed the swift checkout experience.

Many unique requirements apply to unattended payment terminals, such as security, durability, and reliability. Also, weather resistance, constraints involving electrical power, and infrequent maintenance are factors to consider when using these solutions in the outdoor environment.

The unusual demands of unattended operation have special implications for the design of card readers. ID TECH’s VP5300, VP5300 NFC Antenna, and SmartPIN L100 PIN pad have been designed with the rigors of unattended operation in mind.

Payment Terminals for Gas Pumps, Parking, ATMs, and Vending Machines

Unattended payment solutions, involving (for example) kiosks, gas pumps, parking meters, ATMs, and vending machines, typically operate under the following circumstances:

  • Locations with limited security, or poor law enforcement coverage, resulting in high vulnerability to vandalism and tampering
  • Direct exposure to elements of weather (including moisture and temperature extremes)
  • Located where power availability is poor, often requiring alternative sources of power, such as solar panels and batteries
  • Longer-term deployment cycles, with infrequent maintenance and the need for reliable, future-proofed hardware

Customized Payment Terminals for Your Needs

To succeed in such circumstances, specially designed hardware is essential. It’s simply not feasible to re-purpose “retail-oriented” payment devices to unattended scenarios.

ID TECH, with 30 years of experience (and customers on all continents), specializes in delivering exactly the kinds of solutions required for success in unattended payment terminal acceptance.

Featured Products


The VP5300 is a PCI-PTS certified Magstripe-EMV smart card hybrid insert reader that is ideal for outdoor, unattended payments. The VP5300 can be integrated with ID TECH’s PIN pads to support Chip and PIN solutions.

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SmartPIN L100

ID TECH’s L100 is a PCI 4.x certified PIN Entry Device designed for outdoor unattended Chip and PIN operations.

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VP5300 NFC Antenna

The VP5300 NFC Antenna is designed to be attached to the VP5300 to support all popular contactless payment methods including contactless cards and mobile devices.

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Kiosk III

The ViVOpay Kiosk III supports the latest in contactless payment technology from contactless credit cards to mobile payments and loyalty.

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Kiosk IV

The ViVOpay Kiosk IV is a compact, single piece NFC contactless solution certified with the latest contactless brand specifications and mobile wallet technologies.

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The VP6300 is the ideal solution for vending machine operators looking for a secure cashless solution supporting magnetic stripe, EMV Chip and contactless cards, and NFC mobile payments including Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay and popular loyalty programs including Apple VAS and Google SmartTap 2.1.

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ViVOpay VP6800 is the all-in-one PCI PTS 5.x certified unattended payment device with a 4.3 inch digital display.

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