The Green Sheet Online Edition
April 09, 2007 • Issue 07:04:01
Encryption-happy PIN-entry devices
In June, ID Tech Inc. will release its SecurePIN PIN-entry device (PED) and mag stripe reader. Several models are available, including the SecurePIN 130, which is equipped with a mag stripe reader; the 180, which features both a mag stripe and a smart card reader; and a previously released PIN-pad-only device.
The SecurePIN is compliant with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard and meets the latest encryption requirements for PEDs, according to ID Tech. All models provide DES and Triple DES encryption algorithms and DUKPT (derived unique key per transaction) for key management. The key layout meets ANSI X9.8 key layout.
The devices are designed to satisfy the significant increase of debit, electronic benefits transfer and other PIN-based transactions.
PCI compliance and encryption of the PIN-entry-only model "means SecurePIN is an ideal solution for retrofitting existing POS equipment to meet new PCI requirements," said Michael Chou, ID Tech SecurePIN Product Manager.
The ergonomic design of all models is suited for ease of use. The devices feature a two-line backlit liquid crystal display that supports multiple languages, 16 color-coded operation keys, and field-changeable backlight and beeper settings.
The keys are large and provide both audio and visual feedback to ensure proper inputs. They support standard control functions. Three function keys below the display have LCD captions and provide a means for customizing interaction.
Communications include Universal Serial Bus 2.0 or RS232 interface options. The unit incorporates tamper-detection sensors to oppose unauthorized intrusion, as well as a fixed firmware command set that prevents any illegal operation. Key injection services are available. The device comes with a one-year warranty.
ID Tech Inc.
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