With the support of ZVT and OPI, the new Computop models have been designed for the most common international connection protocols of POS terminals. They enable card acceptance via magnetic stripe, chip and contactless NFC transmission and are certified according to the PCI PTS* 5.x and 6.x security standards. This guarantees that they can be used for at least 10 years.
Direct connection to omnichannel platform
The new terminals are fully installed with software and communicate directly with the Computop Paygate payment platform. On this platform, Computop, as an authorised girocard network operator, combines POS and e-commerce payments into a uniform omnichannel payment. POS customers also benefit from the acquirer-agnostic approach of Computop Paygate, as they are not tied to a specific acquirer for card acceptance.
For the first time, Computop is using hardware manufactured by Castles to underpin the hardware of its new POS terminals, an indicator that it is continuing to diversify its supplier relationships. Like all other Computop terminals, the new series will also be approved according to the PCI P2PE* security standard and is suitable for highly secure encrypted data transmission.
The devices in detail:
- The V3 PIN Pad is a compact card terminal for stationary use at the checkout, which is connected via an Ethernet connection.
- The V3 Countertop is equipped with a thermal printer and can be connected via Ethernet or optionally via Wi-Fi. It is suitable for both cash register connection and as a standalone device.
- The V3 Mobile is a portable terminal with thermal printer that can be accessed via Wi-Fi or 4G / LTE / 3G.
All three card terminals can be updated via remote maintenance. The new devices will be available from June 2023.
Stephan Kück, Managing Director of Computop, said of the new terminal launch: "The requirements of various major customers have prompted us to supplement our offering. The three new terminals are extremely powerful and very secure due to the upcoming P2PE approval. With them, we cover all important application scenarios in retail."
*PCI PTS = Payment Card Industry PIN Transaction Security, PCI P2PE = Payment Card Industry Point-to-Point Encryption