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Lead Story

The B2B tortoise: Plodding to win


Industry Update

POS terminal makers take off the gloves

Intuit - ECHO kaput, fed crackdown afoot

Wal-Mart drops plea for ILC

SEAA meeting offers added-value advice, vendors

Interchange Charts


Marlene O. Smith

GS Advisory Board:
Global economy, global business?

A look ahead: ATMs and the next 10 years

Tom Harper


PIN pad security: Get a grip

Bulent Ozayaz


Street SmartsSM:
Something ventured, something gained

Dee Karawadra
Impact PaySystem

Card Association rules to work by

David H. Press
Integrity Bankcard Consultants Inc.

I'm in heaven: Your merchants' new mantra

J. David Siembieda
CrossCheck Inc.

All-star processing – Part I: Deployment

Marcelo Paladini
Cynergy Data

Company Profile

Crossgate Dynamics LLC

New Products

Encryption-happy PIN-entry devices

ID Tech Inc.

A real sticky merchant service

Third-party guarantee program
Assurz Inc.

Colorfully foiled fraud

Poweroll two-sided color paper
TransAct Technologies Inc.


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The Green Sheet Online Edition

April 09, 2007  •  Issue 07:04:01

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New Products

Encryption-happy PIN-entry devices

Product: SecurePIN

pin pad

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. 800-984-1010 714-761-6368

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