Hypercom terminal receives Interac Association certification in Canada

Source: Hypercom

Hypercom Corporation (NYSE: HYC) and MSC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Moneris Solutions Corporation, today announced that Hypercom's Artema Modular unattended payment terminal with MSC's PIN Pad API has received Interac Association Chip 2.0 PED Device Certification for use within the Interac Direct Payment (IDP) network.

The Artema Modular is sold by MSC as the K800. The new certification from Canada's leading electronic payment association means that integrators can use the device securely in all types of indoor and outdoor vending and ticketing machines, and multi-media kiosks.

The Artema Modular has already received several other international certifications including PCI PED, EMV Level 1 & 2 and ZKA and is compliant with the European Union's RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) requirements. The terminal incorporates a complex, multi-layered security system to ensure sensitive data is protected throughout the transaction, as well as a metal keypad and card reader bezel that provide top level protection against vandalism.

MSC is singularly focused on providing payment solutions to Canada's acquirers, integrators and retailers that incorporate the highest security and broadest features. "We are able to provide these solutions by combining MSC's software services and support with Hypercom's Artema Modular and Optimum card payment terminals," said Douglas Hatton, Vice President Payment Solutions, MSC.

"There is an increasing demand for high security self-service payment solutions, and we are meeting that demand head on with Artema Modular," said Paul DeRosse, Country Manager, Hypercom Canada. "Interac Association Chip PED Device Certification together with this product's established performance and security credentials give integrators, vending and ticketing operators a rugged, highly functional device that will protect their investment in unattended card payments."

Hypercom's rugged Artema Modular includes a motorized or manual card reader, main controller and secure PIN Pad that can be integrated with vending and ticketing machines or multi-media kiosks. The high security payment solution features a durable all-climate keyboard, an easy-to-read backlit display and multiple communications options.

The market for self-service payments is growing rapidly throughout Canada, driven by the introduction of EMV chip cards for credit and debit transactions, and the Artema Modular / K800 provides the ideal solution for machine integrators and operators alike.

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