VeriFone Holdings Inc. has announced a plug-and-play solution for adding contactless card payment acceptance to existing POS devices, electronic cash registers and PCs. The QX1000 is based on an architecture that utilizes a single contactless interface.
The QX1000 is suited to EMV and mag-stripe contactless cards from Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express, as well as non-payment applications such as MiFare. Installation involves quick connections via factory-installed USB or serial options.
Fully compatible with industry interfaces, VeriFone’s SingleCI enables acquirers to leverage their existing investments in contactless platforms. In addition, it future-proofs new investments by providing development tools that enable acquirers to add new features and applications, and adapt to future technologies, such as Near-Field Communications (NFC).
Retailers, from quick service restaurants and petro stations to retail stores, parking garages, movie theaters and sports arenas, could utilize QX1000’s “touch and go” design with its high-speed processor that can keep checkout lanes moving.