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Symbol Technologies Introduces Windows CE .NET Payment Transaction Terminal with Visa Pin Entry Devi

Monday 12 January 2004 17:38 CET | News

Symbol Technologies has introduced its new interactive, Windows CE .NET-based payment transaction terminal that complies with Visa Online PIN (personal identification number) entry device, or PED, security requirements to support secure payment transactions.

The Symbol PD 8500 is a signature-capture and payment transaction system with an interactive color display. The device is designed for retail enterprises -- general merchandise retailers, grocery stores and pharmacies as well as point-of-sale and point-of-service applications for financial institutions and healthcare facilities. The new Symbol Visa PED-approved terminal supports the new encryption requirements set forth by Visa International for PIN-based debit transaction security. The Symbol payment transaction terminal was thoroughly evaluated by InfoGard Laboratories, Inc., an independent laboratory recognized by Visa International to determine compliance with Visas point-of-sale PIN Entry Device Security requirements. The Symbol PD 8500 features the standards-based Windows CE .NET operating system to reduce maintenance costs and to mitigate technology-scaling risks associated with proprietary operating systems prevalent in point-offerings. The product also includes industry resistive, passive pen technology widely used in PDAs, mobile computers, and signature capture devices. Augmenting traditional serial and USB connectivity, the Symbol PD 8500 features on-board Ethernet and Wi-Fi capabilities for seamless integration into the retail enterprise network and central device management. Using the Symbol Wireless Networker PC Card through the PCMCIA slot, the payment terminal can wirelessly transmit transaction information and be connected to POS systems. The terminal has a 5.7-inch (diagonal) color 1/4 VGA display that includes a pressure sensitive touch pad.


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