Leading electrical retailer Comet Group plc, has chosen Dione s Xtreme payment terminal and PIN pad as part of its Chip & PIN implementation programme. Installation will take place between May and July equipping over 245 stores with 2,200 Xtreme terminals each linked to an IBM EPoS using Retail Logic software.
The popular Xtreme handset has already become the most widely deployed PIN pad in the UK, connecting to existing EPoS systems and EFTPoS devices and operating both as an EMV level 1 card reader and PIN pad. Compact and comfortable in the hand, it can read magstripe and chip cards, is fully PIN enabled and approved to the VISA PED (offline PIN) standard.
Dione has a unique range of EMV solutions and is currently involved in over 50 Chip & PIN implementation programmes throughout the UK, ranging from major retail chains to small independents. Additionally, Dione s new portable terminal, the Xplorer, provides businesses in the hospitality and service sectors with the perfect Chip & PIN device for taking payment at the table.
Dione is the world s fastest growing supplier of smart card based payment systems with annualised growth currently over 50%. It is the leading supplier of EMV payment solutions in the UK s retail sector and is the primary supplier to many of Europe s largest acquiring banks. New product innovation and managed service provision provide Dione s customers in all parts of the world with superior value for money.
Comet has more than 245 stores throughout the UK, which offer a wide range of the most up to date home electricals at Every Day Low Prices . On average 34,000 competitor prices are checked every week to ensure that the lowest prices are maintained.