MagTek Releases Secure Encrypting PINpad for Magnetic Stripe and Smart Cards

Tuesday 18 November 2003 04:00 CET | News

MagTek has released the IntelliPIN SPT, MagTeks next-generation secure encrypting PINpad with magnetic stripe and smart card capability.
The IntelliPIN SPT includes a new "swipe-and-park" design, a card-present sensor, and a range of new security and user interface enhancements to the extensive MagTek feature set found in earlier MagTek PINpad products. MagTek developed the secure IntelliPIN SPT for financial services, point-of-sale, and other applications where there is a need for PIN capability combined with magnetic stripe and smart card versatility. By enabling the magnetic stripe and smart card data to be read with a single swipe-insert movement, the "swipe and park" design is the most consumer-friendly way to provide dual-mode capability. The "swiping" movement first allows the magnetic stripe data to be read and the "parking" of the card triggers an electronic sensor ensuring the card is properly seated and present through the completion of the transaction. This allows the reader to be used seamlessly for magnetic stripe or smart card transactions, making the mode transparent to the cardholder and eliminating the need for any mode setting by the operator. The IntelliPIN SPT is housed in a tamper-resistant security module (TRSM). For security, the IntelliPIN SPT supports the latest applicable standards, including single and triple DES encryption, RSA/PKI smart card security, and an application authentication protocol. Its user interface represents a significant upgrade over earlier IntelliPIN products, including a backlit 64 x 128 graphical LCD capable of displaying 8 lines of 21 characters. To aid users with visual impairments and to improve accuracy for all users, the keypad has been redesigned with large, characteristically shaped ENTER and CANCEL keys, improved tactile feel (including a reference indicator on the "5" key), and audible feedback. Keypad durability has been significantly improved by molding the characters directly into the keycaps.

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