The world of payments is taking a fun twist with the modernization of payment terminal to Android, Windows and HTML5 based applications. Historically payment device manufacturers use proprietary languages to control the function, screens and security of the payment device. With the movement to modern technology, this open unique and unseen flexibility within the payment space that has yet to be seen.
First movers in the market were companies such as Clover, Exadigm, BBPOS and others. With the movement to a wide open platform, technology and payment companies have the unique ability to leverage core hardware functionality without the reliance on the manufacturer or certifying company to develop and maintain code for third parties. Being able to separate the EMV and security modules from other functions of the devices, allow ease of connect and skies the limit capabilities.
eConduit has several Android EMV devices that will have our cloud connection added. First of the list of the Exadigm N5 followed by First Data’s Clover suite and when available, the unique offerings from Pax Technologies. Based on ease of integration and flexibility to write application on behalf of your clients, we expect another great year for partners and clients.