The Green Sheet Online Edition
June 11, 2012 • Issue 12:06:01
A new 'Jack' in town
USA ePay has a new player in the PaySaber mobile POS lineup called the PaySaber Jack. What distinguishes this versatile, end-to-end encrypted card reader from the others in the line is its compatibility with both Apple Inc. and Google Inc. smart phone and tablet devices; what it has in common with other PaySaber products is its Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) validation, USA ePay noted.
The unit fits into the audio headphone jack of mobile devices and can read a variety of mag stripes, including those on credit, signature debit, gift and loyalty cards; driver's licenses; and identification badges.
Using ID Tech's established mag-stripe reading technology, the PaySaber Jack delivers bi-directional card reading of up to three tracks of information. It also comes with a guaranteed operating life of a minimum 300,000 card swipes, the company reported.
"We are excited to be adding the PaySaber Jack to our successful line of PaySaber products," said Martin Drake, USA ePay Executive Vice President of Business Development. "Since the PaySaber Jack is built around our core gateway product, this offering will provide the merchants with better reporting along with a wide array of other tools and services to help grow and enhance the merchant experience."
According to USA ePay, the jack has a number of built-in security features. For example, all transactions and data syncing occur over a secure connection, with extended validation Secure Sockets Layer certificates on the server side to ensure high-level encryption between the PaySaber software and USA ePay's PCI Level-1 certified payment gateway.
Additionally, the user interface enables merchants to de-authorize devices, should a device be lost or stolen.
"The PaySaber Jack will open up new strategic vertical opportunities for our reseller partners to offer a dependable, low-cost encrypted card reader to the Android Mobile Market," Drake said. USA ePay's Reseller Branded Packages program allows ISOs to brand the gateway for a seamless merchant experience.
The company's reseller program supports merchant processing through First Data Corp., Total System Services Inc., Chase Paymentech Solutions LLC, Global Payments Inc. and Planet Payment Inc. PaySaber Jack works in tandem with USA ePay's corresponding credit card payment application, which can be downloaded free from the Apple Store and Google Play.
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