LONDON, January 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Maxa Technologies, (Maxatec) specialist distributor of IT hardware, software and services to the Mobile, AIDC and EPOS market sectors has signed a UK distributor agreement with Datecs, renowned Bulgarian EPOS supplier, for the Datecs MPED-400 mobile Pin Entry Device (PED).
The MPED-400 is a PCI EMV and Common Criteria approved mobile Pin Entry Device. With a host of connectivity options including Bluetooth, USB and Serial, the PED can be used for a large range of payment applications from fixed point of sale to payments taken in the field. The ergonomic and light weight design make the MPED-400 ideally suited to business on the move.
With the "handpoint Headstart" payment application and the handpoint payment gateway, a vast range of new opportunities are opened up to mobile chip and pin. The PCI and Merchant Bank approved gateway allows payments to be processed efficiently and securely through an internet connection. The platforms which the solution can work upon are Windows Mobile, Windows CE, Windows PC and Android. Early in 2012, IoS will also become available.
Michael Ashcroft, Director of Technical Services at Maxatec, commented: "Tied with the MPED-400 and a handheld device, chip and pin payment can now be integrated easily into your mobile application. This tight integration allows PCI compliant chip and pin payments to be made, thereby increasing the cash flow in any business."
Ashcroft continued, "The "handpoint Headstart" application runs on a multitude of operating systems including Windows Mobile, Windows CE and Android. This provides a simple integration platform for what was historically a complex payment mechanism. With Bluetooth communication and Triple Des encryption, the MPED-400 provides the highest security available for your customer's confidence."
The addition of mobile payment solutions to the Maxatec range, reinforces the company's focus on the mobile market sector and the relationship with Datecs and handpoint typifies the continuing drive to engage with differentiated suppliers.
Jamal Maknin, Director at Datecs; "We are pleased to be working with Maxatec as the MPED-400 fits neatly into their product offering. Combined with the handpoint Headstart solution, we have a fully secure, certified managed solution which should enable us to gain real traction in the mobile payment sector. Mobile payment is new, exciting and an important area that can be delivered to a multitude of verticals and with the MPED-400, Maxatec and handpoint, we are coming to market at exactly the right time."
Maknin added: "Maxatec has great expertise and experience in mobile products and applications. Their value added, technical approach make them a very important partner for Datecs to deliver product into the huge potential customer base."
Maxatec is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Value Added Supplier of Specialist IT Hardware, Software and Services to the Mobile, AIDC and EPOS market sectors. Maxatec supplies CognitiveTPG receipt and barcode printers, TSC barcode printers, Bluebird Pidion mobile computing devices, Smart Terminals mobile computing devices, NCR POS terminals, Longshine POS terminals, Datamax-O'Neil mobile receipt and label printers, as well as a range of barcode scanners, touchscreen monitors, other peripheral devices, and own-branded products. Maxatec also offers software, professional services, and a wide range of media, spare parts and in-house and on-site service capabilities. The Maxatec brand is synonymous with high standards of service as well as high performance, high quality products. (http://www.maxatec-europe.com)
Datecs was founded in 1990 in Bulgaria and specialises in the design and production of EPOS and mobile products. State of the art factory and distribution facilities teamed with technical excellence and global market knowledge, enables Datecs to design and produce the technologies of today and tomorrow. Datecs' product range includes EPOS products (printers, ECRs, terminals, weighscales, pole displays) and mobile products (printers, scanners, card readers, payment devices, GPRS terminals) that are operable with consumer, industrial and enterprise products on a range of operating systems (Windows, iOS, Android, Palm, Blackberry). With distribution in over 70 countries and an expansion in local offices, Datecs is able to develop and support products locally for the global market. (http://www.datecs.co.uk)
Handpoint was established 13 years ago, and specializes in mobile payments on Smartphones, Tablets and Handheld Devices, enabling merchants to accept all card payments (MSR, EMV and NFC) in a secure way and greatly reducing PCI costs. handpoint has a complete end-to-end payment solution covering mobiles, tablets and PC's and a fully PCI-DSS certified payment Bureau (also known as a "gateway"), for both authorisations and settlements. (http://www.handpoint.com)
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