Hypercom Corporation today announced ICE Peripheral, the second member of the company’s new Interactive Customer Equipment point-of-sale (POS) terminal family.
ICE Peripheral will function as a tethered peripheral to T7 Series terminals from Phoenix, AZ-based Hypercom, a leading supplier of point-of-sale(POS) payment systems, enterprise networking solutions and client/server transaction processing software.
ICE Peripheral, aimed at retail businesses, will serve as a PIN Pad for Hypercom T77 and T7P terminals. It shares with other members of the ICE family an innovative touch screen, electronic signature capture capability, and can be programmed by the merchant.
ICE Peripheral will be marked in North America by Hypercom POS US/Canada and globally by Hypercom International. Hypercom POS US/Canada and Hypercom Internatial are divisions of Hypercom Corporation.
“In a single device, the ICE Peripheral gives customers the ability today to key in their PIN to initiate a debit card transaction or sign on the graphics display to complete a credit card transaction while enabling merchants to accommodate future payment options, including smart cards,” said John Marshall, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Hypercom POS US/Canada.
With an eye to the future, ICE Peripheral also is equipped with a built-in smart card reader and three Secure Access Modules (SAMs), which can accomodate Mondex and Visa Cash now and can be configured to accept smart card-based services as they are implemented.
ICE terminals capture and display an image of the signature once the cardholder signs the touch screen. The signature is then uploaded to the host processor, where it is kept on file. The eliminates the need for retailers to keep paper copies on hand and significantly reduces cost to retailers and acquirers.
The introduction of ICE Peripheral comes just one month after Hypercom unveiled the first member of the ICE family — ICE Portable — at FS/TEC, a trade show aimed at technology for the food service industry. ICE Portable is a battery-powered, wireless device designed for use in restaurants. About the size of a portable CD player, ICE Portable fits in the apron pocket of servers and allows diners to enter, via the touch screen, the type of card being used to pay and a tip based on the following percentages of the bill-10,15,20- or other amount.
ICE Portable, which communicates with Hypercom T7 Series terminals via a 900 Mhz data radio, puts payment completely in the hands of the diner and minimizes the number of trips the server must make to the table. ICE Portable can operate at distances up to 60 feet from the controller terminal. A maximum of 16 ICE Portable units can operate from a base terminal.
Hypercom Corporation is a leading supplier of point-of-sale (POS) payment systems and enterprise networking solutions. The company also produces Pinnacle client/server transaction processing software. Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Hypercom’s products are sold in more than 50 countries worldwide. Hypercom Corporation consists of four divisions: Hypercom POS US/Canada, Hypercom International, Hypercom Network Systems and Hypercom Manufacturing Resources. Hypercom’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “HYC”.Details