Computop delivers traditional POS alternative with Cloud POS Interface

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Global payment service provider, Computop, has today announced the launch of its new Cloud POS Interface, a solution that will allow retailers to operate card terminals from any web-based ERP, store, or POS system through the Computop Paygate.

Ideal for physical stores and operations with multiple locations or checkout points, Computop Cloud POS is a modern, flexible interface enabling retailers to connect to POS terminals via the cloud and eliminating the need for the ZVT/OPI interface in the cash register to facilitate card payments. 

Computop Paygate transfers payment requests to a cloud-based terminal server which identifies and addresses the correct terminal. This means that while the terminal can still reside in the same local network as the initiator system, the transaction process technically will no longer be triggered by the cashier system software, but instead by the terminal server at Computop.

Cloud POS also enables the terminals to be operated via a SIM card. On occasions when a terminal is not connected to Cloud POS through a LAN or WiFi, retailers can instead use a SIM card to create a connection to the cashier system, giving them greater flexibility to handle payments. 

“There are immediate benefits for retailers in terms of the savings they can make on purchasing and maintaining traditional POS interfaces,” said Ralf Gladis, CEO at Computop. “But in addition to this, Cloud POS is highly scalable which means that it suits fast growing omnichannel-based, customer-facing services that are location-independent.”

With the rapid growth in pop-up stores and doorstep deliveries, companies are looking for payment solutions that support mobile use cases, as well as faster and more flexible point of sale in established stores. Computop Cloud POS is also ideal to support self-service sales, such as in museums, event locations or at tourist information centers. 

Computop Cloud POS is available now to larger retail customers and can be integrated directly with logistics enterprises to enable a ‘pay on delivery’ service. 


Card payments for kiosk systems and many other innovative POS applications can be flexibly implemented with Computop's Cloud POS Interface

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The Computop Paygate platform and the connected terminal server control payments and card terminals via the cloud

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About Computop

As one of the very first payment service providers, Computop offers its customers around the world local and innovative omnichannel solutions for payment processing and fraud prevention. The internally developed Computop Paygate payment platform enables seamless integrated payment processes for e-commerce and POS. Retailers, service providers and industrial enterprises have the flexibility and freedom to choose from over 350 payment methods enabling them to specifically tailor their payment options per country. Technologies such as biometric authentication and self-learning algorithms improve security and convenience for retailers and consumers alike.

Computop, a global player with its head office in Germany and locations in England and the USA, has been servicing large international companies in the service, retail, mobility, gaming and travel industries for more than 25 years. These companies include global brands such as C&A, Fossil, the entire Otto Group, Sixt, Swarovski and Wargaming. Computop, being ISO 27001 certified since 2021, also provides its payment system to banks and financial service providers as a white-label solution. In total, the certified carbon-neutral company processes commercial payment transactions with a combined value of USD 33 billion annually in 127 currencies. With its individual and secure solutions, Computop makes a major contribution to the future of international payment processing.

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Jessica Mularczyk
Ascendant Communications for Computop

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