Ingenico introduces first new color touch screen payment terminal with integrated tactile keypad to meet requirements for the visually impaired
New i6780 touch screen terminal meets California Legislation and Proposed ECBS guidelines for PIN entry devices for use by the visually impaired.
Ingenico, one of the world’s largest providers of electronic payment terminals, announced today that they have introduced a new color touch screen transaction terminal that meets the California Legislation requirements and the proposed ECBS guidelines for PIN entry devices for use by the visually impaired.
“The new i6780 enhances ease of use through its color display, tactile keypad and outstanding signature capture capabilities. It allows merchants to comply with recent legislation in states such as California, where law makers passed a bill stating that visually impaired shoppers be supported with a tactile keypad on any payment device that requires PIN entry. With its built-in tactile keypad, the i6780 provides a reliable and durable single interface for the consumer to carryout PIN-based transactions. “There is no need for awkward keypad overlays or add-on PIN pads and cables to meet the needs of the visually impaired,” said Lloyd Baylard, Vice President & General Manager, Ingenico Inc.
The i6780 enables retailers to reduce their cost of payment with online debit while streamlining credit card payment and contract finalization with electronic signature capture. With a TFT color screen, vivid and bright colors are easily produced to enhance the interaction with customers. Additional features of the i6780 are its tempered glass capacitive screen to reduce scratches and damage, electronic pen for signature accuracy and EMV levels I and II approved smart card capabilities.
This terminal will be demonstrated at Cartes 2006 tradeshow at Paris Nord Villepinte. It will be available for sale in North America as of November 2006 and then gradually launched on other areas depending on the demand.