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Article published in Issue Number: 061201

Modularity and PCI for the advanced POS

Product: Nurit 8400 POS terminal
Company: VeriFone Inc.

As merchants upgrade their POS equipment to become compliant with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, they will need products that meet the challenge.

The new Nurit 8400 countertop POS terminal is PCI compliant, according to Bulent Ozayaz, Vice President, Marketing for VeriFone North America. It has an array of advanced features, including a:

  • Secure internal PIN pad
  • Large, backlit liquid crystal display
  • Optional ATM-like control buttons
  • High-speed (18 lines per second) thermal printer
  • Streamlined management system.

Ideal for a multiapplication environment, the terminal supports magnetic stripe and smart card EMV-based card transactions, and value-added services, such as loyalty programs and gift and prepaid cards.

The 8400 does not replace a particular terminal in the Nurit line, Ozayaz said. It is backward compatible with previous models and will become the main terminal within the product line meeting PCI requirements that take effect in 2008.

The unit is built around a 32-bit ARM processor. Flash memory options range from two to eight megabytes. Random access memory ranges from two to four megabytes. A state-of-the-art memory card is optional, he said.

For maximum flexibility, the 8400 can support up to nine ports, enabling merchants to configure the terminal with contactless readers, as well as several communications protocols, such as Universal Serial Bus (USB)-device; USB-host; Ethernet; and high-speed dial-up, Wi-Fi and wireless GPRS (general packet radio service)/CDMA (code division multiple access) modems with internal antennas.

The terminal's modularity combines the best of both wired and wireless worlds, Ozayaz said. Merchants will be able to employ the latest technologies without major changes to their systems. And it provides "better cost of ownership to processors and acquirers," he added.


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