Stratus teams with Mosaic for continuous chip and PIN at POS
23 January 2003 | 3174 views | 0
Stratus Technologies Systems and transaction processing software vendor Mosaic Software have introduced a continuous chip and PIN processing platform aimed at multi-lane retailers.
The platform will consist of Mosaic's Postilion application deployed on the Stratus ftServer system, enabling retailers to support fault tolerant Chip and PIN entry at the point-of-sale.
Charles Denwood, sales director, Mosaic Software, says the combined system will be continuosly available, allowing retailers to accept card payments even when offline.
He adds that non-financial cards for services such as mobile prepay top-up, staff discount and loyalty programmes can also be processed by the system.
Stratus says benchmarking of Mosaic's software on ftServer systems shows that a Stratus ftServer 6500 4-way system supports over 200 transactions per second (tps).
UK retailer Marks and Spencer announced last year that it was implementing Mosaic's Postilion software in preparation for the UK migration to chip and PIN.