VeriFone's QX1000 Plug-and-Play Advanced Contactless Solution

VeriFone Holdings has announced the QX1000 plug-and-play solution for adding contactless card payment acceptance to existing point-of-sale devices, electronic cash registers (ECR) and PCs. The QX1000 is based on an advanced contactless architecture that utilizes a single contactless interface (SingleCI) and incorporates the most sought-after features in user-friendly design and customer branding.

The QX1000 is a global contactless solution and is suited to the widest range of EMV and mag-stripe contactless cards from Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express, as well as non-payment applications such as MiFare. Installation involves quick connections via factory-installed USB or serial options.

Fully compatible with common industry interfaces, VeriFone's SingleCI enables acquirers to leverage their existing investments in contactless platforms. In addition, it future-proofs new investments by providing development tools that enable acquirers to easily add new features and applications, and adapt to future technologies, such as Near-Field Communications (NFC).

VeriFone's advanced contactless architecture supports software-based security access modules (SoftSAM) for multiple payment and non-payment applications, such as transit. SoftSAMs can eliminate the need for hardware-based SAMs and offer the flexibility of remote updates.

The QX1000 architecture supports "side-by-side" applications, which creates an easy way to re-certify just one application when payment specifications change, instead of having to re-certify all applications in use.

Ideal for a variety of retailers from quick service restaurants and petro stations to retail stores, parking garages, movie theaters and sports arenas the QX1000's "touch and go" design and high-speed processor keeps checkout lanes moving. Multiple LEDs and a buzzer clearly communicate transaction status to both the consumer and the merchant allowing for a quick and easy payment experience.

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