The Green Sheet Online Edition
June 25, 2007 • Issue 07:06:02
POS equipment fit for royalty
When VeriFone acquired Lipman Electronic Engineering Ltd., the number of players in the equipment manufacturing game got a bit smaller.
Not anymore. Castles Technology Co. Ltd., Taiwan's leading manufacturer of smart card readers and POS peripherals, is entering the U.S. market.
Castles currently has one distributor, Soundviewtech in New York, and the company plans to expand throughout the United States via the ISO channel.
Castles recently released its EZPROX contactless smart card reader. It also debuted two high-security multifunction POS terminals: the Vega9300 and Vega7000.
EZPROX can be used by both traditional and mobile merchants. It is compatible with MasterCard Worldwide's PayPass and Visa U.S.A.'s contactless payment programs. It also supports near field communication transactions.
EZPROX can be integrated with existing POS devices, electronic cash registers or PCs via a USB, RS232 or RS485 interface, which allows multiple applications to be configured on the same reader.
The Vega7000 is designed as a countertop device, while the Vega9300 includes a handset and base. Both have a magnetic stripe reader and a smart card reader.
The Vega9300 also has a contactless smart card reader. Both can support a variety of applications and include a multicommunications interface.
Castles Technology Co. Ltd.
+886-2-8913-1771, ext. 233
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