Hypercom Introduces High Speed Optimum Countertop and Handheld Wireless Card Payment Terminals

Thursday 15 April 2004 17:53 CET | News

Hypercom Corporation has introduced the Optimum T4100 and Optimum M2100, two compact, high speed and high performance Optimum card payment terminals designed to speed transactions and boost profits for retail stores and mobile merchants throughout the US.

The countertop Optimum T4100 packs a powerful Intel processor based on Intel Xscale technology to deliver unprecedented, intelligently integrated multi-application performance and the industrys fastest transaction speeds. The handheld, wireless Optimum M2100 based on 32-bit technology delivers performance and price-efficiency for mobile merchants such as restaurants, delivery services, car rental companies, stadiums, medical facilities and others who want to bring the payment system directly to the consumer. The new high speed, high performance terminals follow Hypercoms recent introduction of the Optimum L4100 for multi-lane retailers, and bring to four the total number of powerful 32-bit Hypercom Optimum point-of-transaction card payment terminals introduced within the last five months. The Optimum T4100 lets retailers build profits, intelligently integrating and bringing to the countertop a powerful combination of credit/debit card authorization and value-added, revenue-generating services such as gift cards, cash and promotion/loyalty cards, prepaid, age and/or ID verification, payroll or government check cashing, and more - more efficiently than ever before. The PED and EMV certified T4100 incorporates all of the key features of the global payment technology leaders highly-popular T7Plus and adds the power of Intel XScale technology leveraging Hypercoms new multi-application architecture based on the payment leaders Adaptive Application Environment and superior HyperWare 32 development tools that are based on the latest C++ and UML technologies. As a result, application development time is reduced from months to weeks. This intelligent integration delivers industry-leading profit-building multi-application performance, easy of use and fast time to market. The Optimum T4100 features magnetic stripe and smart card readers, a high contrast LED backlit display, One-Touch shortcut keys, a 35 key-full keyboard or optional 19 key keyboard, Ethernet connectivity to the Internet with built-in modem for dial back-up, standard 200 MHz processing speed and multiple high speed communications options. The new high performance terminal is equipped with a high-speed 18 lines per second virtually jam-proof printer with drop-in paper loading -- a first for the card payment industry. Equally important, Hypercoms Optimum T4100 supports the entire set of DES requirements, including 3DES Master Session and 3DES DUKPT. Thanks to Hypercoms powerful emulation mode technology, retailers who select Hypercoms Optimum T4100 can run all of their current T7Plus series card payment terminal applications on the T4100 - without having to write any new code. Innovative in-mold decorating technology lets retailers quickly add their own distinctive branding and colors to the lens of the terminal, thereby generating repeat consumer impressions at the point-of-transaction. And thats just the beginning. Hypercoms new high speed, high performance Optimum T4100 card payment terminal features the powerful Intel PXA255 processor for optimal low power consumption, high performance processing and industry-leading mW/MIPS performance. Intel technology enables retailers, consumer goods companies and others to deliver faster, crisper communications and vibrant screen graphics directly to the consumer. The global payment technology leaders new handheld, wireless Optimum M2100 leverages the same design as the T4100 countertop device to simplify and speed electronic payment transactions for mobile merchants. The M2100 supports Bluetooth®, GPRS and GSM. The GPRS version is designed with an always online communication link that shortens transaction times to a fraction of the time of PSTN. The high speed, high performance EMV and PED certified Optimum M2100 features 32-bit architecture, a vertical magnetic stripe reader, smart card

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